A Guided Meditation with Yoga Teacher Philly Lewis
It's no secret that meditation can change your life. Whether your someone delving deeper into your yoga practice, someone who needs to take time to de-stress or someone going through hard times meditation has incredible healing powers. It's a skill that is available to everyone, there's no level of fitness needed, no money, no requirements. It's a tool that we should all make the time for in our day, allowing us to have complete moments of stillness. It allows us to reconnect to our purpose.
If you've been to one of our surf and yoga retreats, you'll of experienced these moments of stillness first hand. Every morning we wake to our meditation practice, from 30 minutes to 10 minutes. Philly takes us on a guided meditation before matching breath to movement our yoga practice. We also experience a yoga nidra, a form of a deep sleep meditation. Sometimes, we use mudras and mantras. It can be one of the most transforming parts of our adventures for our guests. We've decided to share our meditation with all of you too. So read our guide below and when your ready, find your seat, kneeling or crossed legs, use as many props as you can to get comfy and guide yourself through your meditation.
Come to a comfortable seat, spine long and tall, eyes gently closed. Hands resting in the lap, right hand on top of left, palms facing up, inviting energy in.
Take a slow, deep inhale and a complete exhale
Find awareness of your breath. Total awareness in your breathing. Notice the inhale. Notice the exhale.
Begin to feel the belly expand with each inhale. Feel the belly contract with each exhale.
Feel the breath coming in through the nostrils and filling the lungs. Feel the breath exiting through the nostrils as the lungs deflate.
Relax the breath.
Start to notice what thoughts are going through your mind.
What are you thinking about?
Do not get caught up in your thoughts, but just begin to notice them as they travel across your mind. Let them go as they pass. Watch them come and go.
Observe the thoughts, then let them fall away.
Be aware of the breath.
Resist the urge to get attached to your thoughts.
What is your raw experience right here, right now?
Can you feel your own presence?
Come back to the breath.
Notice the calmness of your breath, the evenness of your breath. The inhale. The exhale.
Gently open the eyes when you are ready.
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