Inspired by Marie Kondo's mission to help people tidy up their physical space, I thought we would use that same approach to de-clutter the mind. In this meditation, learn a visual technique to practice that helps clear the clutter in our mind so that we can create more space to feel.
This meditation is influenced by Jon Kabat Zinn' s Love & Kindness meditation. The more formal metta practice (compassion practice) typically starts off by giving love and kindness to yourself first before spreading it. However, this guided meditation takes a slightly different approach.
A lot of the time there is a pattern that people struggle to give love and kindness to themselves and find it easier to share that warmth with others. During this meditation, you will experience your heart open as you share love and kindness with others and let that be a gateway to foster love and kindness for yourself.
This meditation becomes a reminder that sometimes we must give what we would like to receive.
Before the end of the year, gift yourself 10-minutes to slow down. Melt the remnants of the holiday away, recharge your batteries and create conscious space for what is next.
Be prepared for the holidays by equipping yourself with a holiday mantra. Pull this out at any point when you need a moment to decompress, refocus your attention and create some ease. Remember, what you cultivate is what you create. Let your mantra support you creating the good sh*t so you don't have to worry about the bullsh*t.
Tis the season for travel. The perfect opportunity to practice staying centered when we can't control various variables of weather delays, lines, crowds or traffic. Practice this 5-minute centered meditation to support you loosening your grip of control and enjoying the journey without the headache or extra frustration.
In the end, life is in this moment so why wait to feel happier when you can choose this moment.
Are your thoughts caught in the "negative Nancy" spiral? Change your lens and focus from what isn't working in your life to a place of ease and joy. Self-care begins with your mindset so let's get intentional about where you want to put your energy and focus. You will be amazed at what 10-minutes can do for you!
Due to the current political and social climate, there is a lot of instability and anxiety present in our culture. Whether you feel it inside of you, see it on others or just read about it, it is a fact that people are experiencing more anxiety than ever. Instead of dismissing these emotions or numbing out, I welcome you to face them with courage.
"We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions"- Brené Brown
Waking up in the morning can be challenging. Especially as we step into fall and face darker days. Instead of dragging your heels and sleep walking through your routines, enjoy practicing with this 10-minute morning meditation to support your mind, body and breath wake up to the gift that life truly is. With every conscious breath you will feel more awake, connected and grateful for the life you get to live in this moment.
Ditch the guilt and resentment you might be holding onto against yourself or others. Create a sense of freedom and ease as you set your relationships free.
The 4 elements of earth, water, fire and air make up everything in our world. Check out this 20-minute body scan meditation, that explores how the 4 elements are alive inside of your body. This meditation will support you feeling grounded and more connected to the wonder and beauty that is your body.
Connection is one of our human basic needs. That sense of love and belonging -- knowing that we matter, have a community and feel at one with our surroundings. It can be challenging in a fast paced world to feel authentically connected. Try listening to this meditation as part of a continual practice to connect to yourself and the greater world around you.
This meditation is designed to kick the negative self-talk and personal judgements you may have about your body to the curb. Instead, replace those thoughts with more words of love, kindness & gratitude for all that your body does. You and your body are AMAZING and will never happen again. So simmer in its glory and celebrate every inch of your being!
Think a noisy environment is the wrong place to meditate? Guess again! Wherever you go and wherever you are is the perfect place and space to meditate--even if cars are honking or people are yelling. During this meditation you will learn how to use the noise of your external environment to support you tuning deeper into your internal environment. This was one of my favorite meditations to practice while living in New York City.
Tap into your inner knowing and wisdom by giving your 6th chakra a "lick." (You'll get what I mean when you listen to the recording). This 10-minute meditation is just the medicine you need to create some mental space and let your intuition shine. This is the perfect mediation for those moments when you are in paralysis analysis, consumed by self-doubt or have some big questions you are pondering. Create some space and gain some clarity.
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity." ~ Einstein
The gift of curiosity begins by connecting to your breath. Connect to the wonder that is your breath and the gift that keeps us living without us needing to do anything!
As humans, we sometimes tend to doubt ourselves. We question our worthiness, our skills, our looks and our ability to handle challenging situations. In order to build true confidence, it must come from the inside out. And the key to building confidence is creating a deeper sense of trust from within. During this meditation, I walk you through a powerful mantra to support building and strengthening your inner confidence so that you can handle whatever life throws your way.
Acceptance is the ability to experience ourselves and our lives as things are. It is a move away from self-deception or denial and towards reality. When we let ourselves face reality, we are truly present, and the tendency to resist or numb fades.
Are you healing from a physical, emotional or mental injury? If so, this meditation is all about sending love & kindness to your body and your cells to create an extra boost of healing energy. I love practicing this meditation when I feel anxious about my health or I am recovering from a cold/flu. Consciously sending positive vibes to my body feels like I am giving myself a big hug from the inside out and creates that extra dose of positive energy to help me stay strong. Try it out and let me know what you feel.
Check-in with yourself versus checking-out. Tuning into yourself is a great way to gain awareness about what's going on in your mind, body and breath. Listening to yourself on a deeper level is the first step making more conscious choices in your everyday. Checking-in is a great daily habit to build. Start to strengthen those muscles by adding this meditation into your daily flow.
In my mind, equanimity is the key to life. This is a super helpful practice when building a business, in an intimate relationship, during a job search, mourning a loved one or even stepping into stressful or high pressured situations. Equanimity helps us find our center and ground into reality when the "winds" of the world pass through and around us.
Practicing equanimity is the ability to not cling to extreme emotions or thoughts we constantly face in life. Practicing equanimity prevents us from falling into the extreme spectrum of being reactive or passive. Instead, equanimity is a calmer, more balanced state of mind where we are present, detached and free. Practicing equanimity doesn't change the external event or environment, but instead, it allows us to practice how we respond to it. We can feel more calm, in control and at ease when we breathe equanimity into our mind and body.