A guided meditation for a new perspective
Photo by flickr user FotoDawg
Find a comfortable place to meditate and sit in a relaxed posture either on the floor or in a chair. Rock forward and back then side to side until you feel centered over the pelvic “bowl.” Notice your breathing. Especially become aware of where the breath originates and where the inhalation switches to an exhalation. Now take a deep breath and as you exhale, allow your spine to lengthen upwards. Inhale and bring your shoulders toward your ears and then take them back allowing the shoulder blades to drop down your back. Repeat this another time. (pause) Return to breathing normally.
Now pick a color that is very soothing to you. (pause) Imagine a bubble that is shimmering with that color and you are in the middle of it. The bubble is translucent. You can see outside and you can imagine seeing yourself inside the bubble. Take some time to view the bubble from the inside (pause). Now take some time to view yourself from outside the bubble. Pay close attention to the front of your body. Next imagine a view from above, then a view from below -- all without any judgment. Just be curious about what you see. (pause) Now imagine yourself from behind. (pause) Notice how this feels. You might become aware of a shift of consciousness, your thoughts slowing down. Go with it. If your mind wanders, keep returning to seeing yourself from the back. And stay with the feelings, what you sense in your body.
Over the next hours or even days, become aware of how you perceive yourself. Be open to something new and exciting!
As a mental health professional, an owner of a fitness studio, a writer and a wife, mother and grandmother, I have found meditation to be helpful in every aspect of my life. Let's talk...Join my facebook group "Meditation blog with Susan Scott Morales" or check out my websites: susanscottmorales.com and bodiesinbalancefitness.com