Enjoy this simple, immediately applicable breathing meditation creating a current of gentle calm within while sharing the vibration of loving kindness without.
Each breath offers us an opportunity to respond rather than react to our outer environment while self-regulating and building resilience within our very own nervous system through our vagus nerve.
Simple Body Current Practice:
Allow yourself 5-8 minutes or more to enjoy this simple and powerful practice.
Begin by breathing in while silently repeating “gentle calm”, breathing out while silently repeating “loving kindness”. Continue for 3-5 slow smooth breath cycles as you settle into your breathing meditation.
Let the words “gentle calm” and “loving kindness” fade into the background. Begin to see, sense in some way, feel or imagine a current of “gentle calm” color(s) streaming through your body with each inhale. Which color or colors are flowing through you? Where do you notice the current of gentle calm flowing through your body?
Sense in some way or imagine a current of “loving kindness” color(s) streaming from you into your outer environment with each exhale. What color or colors are streaming from you as you breathe out? Are you directing the current of loving kindness to a person, place or experience?
Notice the texture and cadence of your breaths. Can you slow down your inhales and exhales even more creating a slow, smooth, gentle, calm, kind and loving current of breath streaming through you and from you?
Perhaps direct the current of your gentle calm inhales to a place in your physical body causing discomfort or to a thought in your mind creating stress. What do you notice as you direct your inhale to these places in our body and spaces in your mind?
Maybe you choose to direct the current of your loving kindness exhale to stream to someone or someplace needing some extra love or compassion. This person could even be yourself or someone who has hurt you or was unkind to you. What sensations arise as you share loving kindness with this person through your exhales? How does this make your feel?
When you feel complete with this practice, take a few moments to become aware of what you notice. What subtle or obvious shifts are you noticing in your breath and your overall mood? How might you apply this breathing meditation to your daily routine or even throughout your day each time you breathe in and breathe out?
Enjoy your practice and please let me know how it goes.
With Love, Shanti
P.S Reach out to me if you want to explore transformation by revealing your conditioned patterns and building healing pathways through a private Body Current session.