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Day 10: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

Day 10: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

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Get outside today!

IMG_3391_640 Sensitivity grows through use, and the way to become more sensitive is by exercising your senses. Today, go for a walk in nature and be as sensitive as possible. Hear your footsteps on the ground, feel you feet as you walk, listen to the various and ever-changing sounds in your environment, be aware of what you are seeing, look at everything, breathe, and savor the fragrance of the air. Be sensitivity and aware every way you can. Then carry that sensitivity with you during the day. Practice shifting from thinking mode to feeling-sensing mode.

Meditation is not just the act of siting motionless in silence. Because really when does that ever happen? Meditation is also about being sensitive and aware of the quality of the world around you. You can bring just as much attention, maybe more, to your outer world in meditation as your inner world. Notice the similarities and differences in this type of meditation practice.

Blessings of Peace, Kat

Day 9: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

Day 9: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

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images Technique to Try: Who Am I?

  • Sit with you spine straight or lie flat. Close your eyes and take a few moments to become quiet. Observe the natural flow of your breath.
  • Then put aside everything you think you know about who you are and ask yourself this question: "Who am I?" Ask the question, but don't answer it. Instead feel the answer. Feel who you are. Feel the energy of you. Answer in direct experience of the energy that you are, not words.
  • When you attention wonders from this personal self-experiencing, ask yourself, "Who is thinking this?" or "Who is experiencing this sensation or sound?" The ask again, "But who am I?"
  • Find out who you are through direct experience. Keep bringing your conscious awareness back into the conscious experience of you in the now.

This exercise is from Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann

Day 7: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

Day 7: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

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IMG_4871_640Awesome! We made it through the first week! This week, let's increase our post-mediation reflection to include a few more minutes journaling, creating, or art as creativity comes out of stillness. Maybe the creativity manifests in an actual work of art or piece of writing or maybe its just about getting creative in the way we treat ourselves or in some of the self-work we may be doing.

Blessings on your bottom! :-)

Day 6: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

Day 6: 30 Day Meditation Challenge

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IMG_3472-2_640Today, I would like for you to create a beautiful space to meditate - a puja, an alter space, a sweet little spot in the sun you can settle into, a special cushion in front of your fire, a still place in the woods and take a picture. Share your pictures with the group! *This beautiful image is from jagoyoga.com Erica Jago co-wrote with book Art of Attention with Elena Brower