This picture is from one of my favourite of our special classes – Journey for the Senses, with the beautiful holistic doula, Raman. In this particular class, we bring out all the tools for deep meditation and release; essential oils, touch, somatic healing through the crystal bowl and tuning forks, music, and most importantly movement & breath. They help us dive deeper into the process of surrendering for greater inspiration. They help us loose our mind – in the best possible way.
Meditation can be done at any point in the day, but I find in the morning it sets me up for a much smoother day. Little things don’t get to me. I feel more clear. It’s even more important to me than coffee…and many know how important coffee is to me! But the deeper I am going into more types of breath work (pranayam), the less I am needing caffeine…
Here’s a very powerful & simple breath you might want to try – Diamond Breath
Start by relaxing in a comfortable position with a tall straight spine (to allow better airflow). Using Ujjayi (ocean) breath – inhale through the nose for 4 seconds, retain for 4, exhale through the nose for 4, hold out for 4. If that’s too much, start with 3 counts. And continue this pattern as long as you like.
If you’ve never practiced Ujjayi, it sounds like an ocean and helps you to focus inward. Inahle down the back of your throat. As you exhale, push it out the same way (but keeping mouth closed).
Enjoy your day!