10 days of meditating… I will have to meditate on doing this. Sounds counter productive, might swell just go 🙂 Any thoughts, experience you would like to share?
Alan Watts gives us a clear and inspirational speech on Taoism and paints a beautiful picture of the D(T)aoist way of life. The Dao holds space for free flow of toughts, it allows questioning and is to me completely enchanting.
Alan Watts, philosopher, writer, published over 40 books during the last century on the subject and he was well known for introducing eastern thinking to westerners.
When you wake up in the morning still lying in bed snoozing, when you feel over whelmed, when you feel heavy, down or when you are feeling happy, when you want to connect.
Close your eyes, start breathing in and out of your nose, come to pay total attention to your breath until you feel completely relaxed. Then bring your attention to your heart center. Breath into this area and when you feel ready, place your left hand over your heart center. Now just observe what this area feels like, without judgement without wanting to change whatever you are feeling. Is it feeling Warm? Tense? Open? Vibrating? Just observe, acknowledge and accept.
Try to just inject some heart connection in your daily routine, for it is easy to forget about our loving & limitless heart space.
Perfect soundtrack for Yin sessions. Produced by Brian Eno, who himself also recorded tons of beautiful tracks.
Morning stretches! You can really let it be that easy. Get up 10 minutes earlier than you planned and just stretch it out, fold forwards, backwards, kick start your circulation of Blood, Oxygen, Qi! Go for it, twist – reach – bend – go wild and you will wake up with ease and most prbably, with a big fat smile!
This meditation is one that I try to do every morning, it takes about a quarter of an hour. It is guided step by step and it is therefor suitible for both beginners and for you who meditated more times before. It always seems to bring me into a deep state of connectedness.
My Tip for you is to take your time to sit comfortably, and have a feeling of verticality along your spine. You’ll have a more stable feeling if you sit in a crossed legged position, if your spine makes a curve outward when you sit like this, prop yourself with a pillow, sit on it to tilt your pelvis. I advice students to prop with (pillows,blankets, whatever) under their knees aswell if they (your knees) are not tounching the ground, this you will do to create a greater feeling of ease and comfort. Ease and relaxation is the key.
Set an intention to stay present and open for the full duration of the meditation to observe, feel what unfolds for you.