Wellness Within Blog
As a therapist and yoga teacher in Geneva, IL, I frequently refer to Jillian Pransky’s mindfulness practices. Her teachings lend to epiphanies and her meditations are profound.
Mindfulness is the psychological process of paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Committed practice of this skill supports the development of a deeper understanding of the mind, and a more accepting and compassionate relationship to their internal and external experiences.
This guided meditation will serve to remind you of faith that is already alive within you. Use it as often as you need it.
Follow this 6 minute guided meditation to soak in life moment-by-moment. As you listen, if you sense any discomfort just refocus back on the meditation.
Practice “Pause for Breath.” If you find you’d like to practice for longer, use the same method, but count up to 5 AND back down from 5.
Want a way to decompress at the end of your day? You can listen intently to the changes in the sounds or you can allow the sounds to come and go.
Yearning. Acquiring. We live in a culture that is rarely satisfied or still. There is always a new update, a new version, a new product to “improve” our lives. And while progress is indeed good, yearning and acquiring obstruct contentment.
Once a day, do something that gives you a sense of mastery. What makes you feel alive? So often when stressed we’re in a constricted states. Our life energy and vitality is compressed.
As I felt powerless in life, I took to my mat. Synching breath with movement of my body in a predictable manner was the only thing predictable and safe in that season of life. As I practiced letting go into that rhythm of breath and movement, I was reminded how to do the same in that time of uncertainty – just one breath, one step at a time.
Yoga is a psychology and a practice that asks us to be mindful of the rhythms we create for ourselves, as they go a long way toward determining how happy or unhappy, and how vital or how depleted we are. Yoga asks us to reflect on our value systems, move, breathe, focus, meditate, and practice this again and again.