I’ve been sitting here and wondering – what I could possibly share to help settle any anxiousness or restlessness you may be feeling around this time of year. I then remembered the counting breath meditation.
It’s simple. No meditation experience necessary. If you can breath (tick) and if you can count (tick) – then you can enjoy and benefit from the 27 breath meditation.
Don’t worry if you aren’t in the most perfect environment.
Make the most of sitting in front of your screen right now, close your eyes and start counting 27 inhale, 26 exhale, 25 inhale, 24 exhale, 23 inhale, 22 exhale, 21 inhale, 20 exhale and so on.
Of course the point is not how many breaths you actually count. It’s all about “you” taking a few moments to digest your day, settle your energies and trigger a calmer version of yourself.
For those of you up for a deeper experience I’m sure you’ll love an old time favourite called “The 100 breath meditation”.
My gorgeous on-line friend Ananga from England who creates the most exquisite soulful music and guided meditations wrote about this exact meditation earlier this year.
So now I’ll hand it over to Ananga as she guides you through the 100 breath meditation. Enjoy.
100 Breath Meditation:By Ananga
Try it in the morning for a gentle contemplative start to your day, or in the evening to clear and relax your mind before sleep. You could also practice a shorter version of just 10 breaths anytime you want to reduce stress and relax throughout your day.
Breathing and being:
Challenges and tips:
Your breathing pattern might change, it might deepen or become more steady and rhythmic. Just note it and continue. The aim of this practice is to just sit and breathe and count.
Benefits and new beginnings:
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