Mama Meditation: Stillness
I so often fly from one thing to the next, both mentally and physically. Taking a few minutes to settle into stillness and breathe has become a daily necessity for me. I notice that when I slow down, I process things more effectively, am generally more content and I can more easily handle stressors. The following is a quick, full body stillness meditation I use to quickly drop into silence.
Take a comfortable seat. Feel free to lie down or support your back against a wall or chair, do whatever you ned to do to feel easy. Close your eyes. Begin to breathe in and out through your nose.
Allow every part of your body to feel heavy, yet totally supported by the surface below you. Start at your head. Imagine that a gentle somebody is pouring a warm oil over your body, starting at your crown and traveling all the way down to your feet. Allow the sensation of warm oil on your skin to release any tension in your eyebrows. Relax your eyes. Breathe. Release your jaw and allow your tongue to gently press against the roof of your mouth. Breathe. Open your mouth slightly. Release and relax.
Relax your shoulders. Roll them up and back and breathe. Release. Release your belly and back muscles. Visualize the oil cascading down your torso, warming and relaxing every area it touches. Relax your hips, allow them to get heavy. Release any tension in your legs and knees. Roll your ankles. Release. Wiggle your toes. Breathe. Release and relax the muscles of your feet. Imagine the warm oil being poured over your toes as a ritual cleansing of energy. Allow it to soothe.
Breathe. Release and relax. Settle into your own stillness.