Get Deep - Just meditate

Day 3 of the ‪#‎kundaliniyogachallenge‬ its getting deep! JUST MEDITATE

Find a quiet place to sit without being disturbed. Place a small pillow or folded blanket under you. The most comfortable sitting position to be in is when your hips are higher than your knees. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Having timed your session enables your mind to calm down. Let your hands rest on your knees, with your palms facing down. Extend your spine and let your shoulders fall down, along the spine. Close your eyes. Focus on the natural flow of your breath. Notice the gentle expansion and contraction of your abdomen.

Feel the flow of air through your nostrils and the changes your body makes for each breath. Start by directing your attention to the small pauses at each inhalation and exhalation; the pause between inhalation and exhalation, the pause between exhalation and inhalation. Remain completely present in your breathing. If thoughts arise, do not judge them. The goal is not to be free of thoughts.

Allow them to be present without resistance, do not identify with what is going on in your head. Just observe your thoughts.

Try if you can, with your awareness, to create space between your thoughts. Stay there. Breathe. Be present. When your 5 minutes are up, bring your hands together in front of your heart, and express gratitude for everything you have in your life. Repeat to yourself, the holiest of all mantras: thank you, thank you, thank you.

Open your eyes, and let your lips form a beautiful smile. To set aside time for this each day is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Gradually increase the length of the meditation, where you just sit in silence. Until you are comfortable with 20 minutes each day. Maintaining a meditation practice will make a huge difference in your life.

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