Going to the Centre

Find a quiet spot for a few minutes. Take a few breaths and let your mind settle as best as it can.Close your eyes and go inside. Place your hands over your chest to help you centre in. Find the feeling at the centre of you. Can you find peacefulness within? Does it feel familiar?... Continue Reading →

Connecting with the Ground Beneath You

Lie down on the floor.Take a few breaths, slow and steady.Consider the ground beneath your body.Conceptualize how the ground is holding you up.The heaviness you feel is gently pulling you to, and holding you on the Earth.Focus your sense on the back of your lungs.Let yourself breathe into the back of your lungs.Imagine the earth... Continue Reading →

A Self-Compassion Exercise

Have a pen and paper ready for this. Find a spot and moment for yourself.Sit or lie quietly and comfortably close your eyes.Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself. Focus on your breath, coming in and going out.Consider a mistake that you recently made, or something that you criticized yourself for. Take a moment and open... Continue Reading →

Curiosity of Thoughts Exercise

The next time you are having negative thoughts, and being self-critical, take a moment and see if you can become curious of your thoughts. See if you can look at them a little differently, and find, if anything, what might be behind the thought. Have a pen and paper ready for this. Make yourself comfortable... Continue Reading →

What Cannot Be Held

- Bring your attention to the sunlight - Hold your hand out, open and palm up, and let the sun shine on the palm of your hand - Now try to grab the sunlight (or try to hold the wind) - What did you notice as you did this practice? Be honest. Did you feel... Continue Reading →

Cupping Your Eyes

Cup your hands over your eyes, enough so that you cannot see any light. Close your eyes and feel the darkness for a few breaths.While your hands are still cupped over your eyes, open your eyes slowly. This may feel very peaceful. Imagine that you are in deep shade, in the middle of a forest.... Continue Reading →

Connecting with Nature

Go to a place in nature, like a park.For the first five minutes, observe everything around you. Use all of your senses. What does the air smell like? If you touch a tree, what does the bark feel like? What do you see? What do you hear?For the second stage, make the same or similar... Continue Reading →

Gazing (Quick Meditation)

Get comfortable. Choose an object to stare at.Stare at your object for a maximum of five minutes. Occasionally closing your eyes or averting your gaze to let your eyes rest. USE: For clearing/calming the mind

Connecting with Gravity

Lie flat on the floor without being disturbed.Set a timer for five minutes. Practice slow, deep breathing. Become conscious of gravity pulling your body into the floor. Imagine gravity pulling any tension out of your body and pulling away disturbing thoughts as well. Become one with the floor beneath you, and imagine yourself to be... Continue Reading →

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