Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Meditation

It should be no surprise that I like to meditate.I don't always get my 20 minutes in, but I really like to meditate.

I thought that today I would share one of my current meditations with you.

For me, I usually meditate after a yoga practice but before savasana. Or right before I go to bed. I once tried to meditate when I first woke up, but I kind of fell back to sleep.... so that didn't work.

If you are interested in meditating but have never really done it before, I'll walk you through what I do:

I start by sitting in a comfortable seated position, I place my hands on my knees palms up. You can place your hands anywhere that is comfortable. Sometimes it is nice to sit up against something to support your back. I take several deep breaths, I use breath evenly and deeply in and out through my nose. I try to use the same breath that  I use in my yoga practice. I use my inhales and exhales to help focus my meditation. I inhale one phrase or mantra, and exhale one phrase or mantra. Or, I'll focus on breathing in love and exhaling gratitude. But that is a topic for another time.

Once I am settled, I repeat this (and variations of this) as I also focus on my breath and quieting my mind. After several rounds I try to clear my mind and just breathe and settle into the feeling of being enough.

I am enough.

I have everything I need right now.
I am all I need.
My life is full of blessings I deserve and trials for my learning.
I am strong, able and wonderful.
I am enough.
I am enough of a woman.
I am enough of a person.
I am whole, complete.
I am deserving.
I am where I am meant to be. At this moment.
I am all I need.
I am enough. Now and forever.
My love is enough. My heart is enough. My body is enough.
I am enough.

Do you like to meditate? Do you use it in your daily life? Would you like more guided meditations?


  1. I'd like to see more! I feel like I would have to work up to 20 minutes! I think even 5 minutes would be hard for me right now. Have you ever done the guided ones? Sometimes I listen to podcasts that take me through a meditation.

    1. Yes I have! And I love them. My favorite really short, like 2-3 minutes, are Deepak Chopra's Soul of Healing Affirmations. You can do one or two, and then try to meditate on your own afterwards. Sometimes it is nice to have a starting point and an ending point. I'll started by setting a timer for 5 minutes. Then you don't sit and wonder how long you've been there and can just focus.

    2. Where do you get those meditations?

    3. I was able to download them from iTunes! You could also get the CD from Amazon.