Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a Spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.
This quote has inspired me to share a simple meditation exercise that I learned through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.
This meditation is called Centering meditation, and I offer it at the beginning of each one of my classes. To start class this way gives my students the opportunity to really settle in to what’s happening for them in that moment. It gives them a chance to connect with themselves so that they may choose what serves them best during the practice.
Here’s the full version of the guided Centering meditation, just for you! All you need to give yourSelf is 10 minutes!
This practice is not only useful as part of a Yoga practice, it is also an amazing life tool. It can be used at the beginning of the day, or anytime where there’s a sense of needing to “come back to yourSelf, when feeling overwhelmed, ungrounded, unfocused.
When integrating this practice in your day to day, you can simply:
Stop whatever you are doing, thinking or saying and notice what is happening. Notice feelings, thoughts, sensations, breath – your whole state of being – and also notice what is happening around you and to you. That’s all! Just notice. — Awareness Breaks- Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
This simplified version of the Centering meditation is what PRYT calls the “awareness break”. Such a great practice!
Try it out! Notice what happens…