MEDITATE WITH ME
Join me at my pop-up classes in and around Southsea.
Conscious breathing is my anchor. In practice, breathe-work (pranayama) is a bridge between the body and the mind. We must first work on and prepare with pranayama before attempting to move into the state of meditation.
In mediation, we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there, but our bodies wriggle and squirm, and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel it's impossible to stay. Yet this feeling can teach us not just about ourselves but what it is to be human…
It goes against all grain to stay present. These are times when only gentleness and a sense of humour can give us the strength to settle down. So whenever we wander off, we have to encourage ourselves to “stay” present and settle gently. Are we experiencing restlessness? Stay! Are fear and anger loathing out of control? Stay! Aching hips and knees “Stay: Throbbing back Stay! What's for lunch? Stay! I can’t stand this another minute Stay! Pema Chodron 1936
Join me for coffee and meditation, at Sister's cafe on Marmion Road Southsea.
Wednesday September 15th 8.15am-9am. £6.50 with a coffee or Tea
IT’S YOUR MIND
RELEASE YOUR MIND
The in-breath should be long, subtle, deep, rhythmic, and even. The energising ingredients of the atmosphere percolate into the cells of the lungs and rejuvenate life.
The slow discharge of air in the exhalation carries out accumulated toxins.
By pausing after the out-breath, according to one's capacity, all stresses are purged and drained away.
Both Kumbhaka (breath retention) cleanses the respiratory system. It cleanses the residual air or dead space air and alveolar air. It activates the respiratory centre in the brain. This is due to increased carbon dioxide during retention, which triggers the brain for better oxygen retention and interchange.
The real mediation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment.
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