This week has been frantic. The new term has started and it’s all go, go, go! Complete Mind Fudge, as my teenagers would say.
At these times our heads are jam packed with to-do lists and we tend to hold the breath. Just when we need to relax and allow our minds to settle and sort the jumble of actions into a manageable chunks we find – YOGA? HOW CAN I FIND THE TIME?
But this is when we need it most – simply take a moment out for this mini-meditation-
Sit in any comfortable position…….
Breathe in and open up in the heart space, sit tall and beautiful.
Expand from the inside out, become more spacious – open up to the breath.
Gently close the eyes and feel your skin; feel the clothes touching your skin, feel the hair on your head, feel the eyelashes on your cheeks.
Feel beyond the skin to the Vijnanamaya Kosha – the astral or wisdom body – our aura that surrounds us.
Lean back a little and feel the support of the cosmos that surrounds you.
Breathe in and draw from the abundant well of air that we live in and lives in us.
Take heart that you are not some isolated thing battling single handedly against the world.
You are the world – and what will be will be.
Invite your breath to become smooth as silk and quiet as a whisper.
While here in this place now, feel gratitude to the earth for the sunshine and air we breathe.
Drink in each breath and be grateful for all that you have.
Be grateful for your challenges for they allow you to interact with the world and demonstrate your passions.
With this gratitude in your heart take your current experience and think of how they might be in the future.
Plant a seed for your future.
Invite the pace of your life to flow smoothly and easily, see yourself as you would like to be.
Breathe in peace, breath out love.