Today I want to build a meditation guide to accompany your yoga practice. This is nothing spiritual and it doesn’t have to be practiced any specific way. Just do what feels most natural and comfortable for you. Find a safe space, and embrace the security of this moment. This practice is designed to assist you as you seek inner calm and self-discovery.
First, I want you to focus on your breath. Inhale and exhale. Inhale and exhale.With each inhalation, imagine positive sparks entering your body, rejuvenating your lungs so that they can breathe more fully. With each exhalation, discard any remnants of self-doubt from within, cleansing the body of its insecurities.
Next, repeat this phrase in your head, or even out loud: I AM ENOUGH.
You are just the way you are supposed to be. No matter how today goes or how yesterday went or how tomorrow will go, things will happen as they are meant to. Many things are out of your control, but you control your reactions to what happens around you. You belong to yourself. Whenever you feel like others are looking down on you, remember this phrase. When life comes crashing down around you, repeat this to yourself. You can endure because it is what you were made to do.
Now, repeat the phrase: I AM STRONG.
Picture a waterfall, a stream careening off of a cliff and falling toward the pool below. In that current, there is a force that cannot be stopped. That same force from within the earth is within you, a human of the earth. Your strength comes from a root of self-knowledge that is enhanced the more time you spend with yourself. From a depth many overlook or choose to ignore, we tap into that current of strength which we can use to fuel our determination and willpower to succeed.
Lastly, repeat this phrase: I AM HERE.
This phrase is potentially the most powerful of all. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Embrace the energy pulsing through the earth. Solid ground is reassuring, comforting. Listen to the silence around you, or the noise. The air is holding you up. Here in this moment, stay present. Focus back on the inhalations and exhalations, the breath. In and out, in and out. Here you are. You are on this earth. You are in this body. You are a human being and you have a purpose. You are here.
Here’s a meditation music video that might help you relax even more.