As summer goes on I’m feeling an overpowering urge to hibernate with my little people, to enjoy Topo Chico (our favorite Mexican sparkling mineral water) with paper umbrellas, and catch up on Downton Abby episodes. Nothing noble happening over here, other than rest and unstructured time. It is the season for, as my son Coleman puts it, chillaxin.’
However sometimes something messes with your relaxation time: perhaps a thought, concern or feeling of tension in the body are intruding into your long summer days and disturbing your inner equilibrium.
Today’s practice is your ally for such moments.
This is actually the most popular practice I’ve shared with coaching clients and meditation students. It is adapted from the teaching of Marion Gilbert, a Body Wisdom expert and one of my favorite teachers from the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition Community.
Even when you are in a lot of physical or emotional pain, there is already a part of you which is experiencing a sense of wellbeing. This inner resource is like an oasis, and if you can train your attention to rest there it has powerful repercussions. Watch the above video for all the details and try the accompanying guided meditation practice (it only takes 10 minutes) today!
Here is the Breath as Your Ally Meditation which walks you through this practice.
As always let me know how it goes! Leave a comment below or connect with me on Facebook. xo Courtney
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