When life feels extra busy, extra heavy, we tend to hold in our breath and contract. The life-giving energy of our breath is meant to help us expand, as deep breathing encourages our body and mind to relax.
So Let’s Begin…
A TIME TO BREATHE MORNING MEDITATION SCRIPT
Allow yourself to settle,
And find the rhythm of your breath.
For this practice, I invite you to choose a focus word that makes you smile, feel relaxed, or is simply neutral.
Maybe your word is peace,
Settle into a comfortable rhythm of breathing.
Let it flow naturally,
Alternate between normal and deep breaths a few times.
Notice any differences between your normal breaths and the deep ones.
Notice how your belly expands with deep inhales.
Notice how shallow breathing feels in comparison to deeply breathing.
Practice your deep breathing for a few moments.
Now place one hand below your belly button.
And notice how it rises with each inhale and how it falls with each exhale.
Now, on the inhale, imagine waves of peace and calm enveloping your body.
And let yourself silently say, “I inhale peace and calm.”
Imagine that the air you exhale washes away stress and anxiety.
Silently say, “I exhale stress and anxiety.”
On the next deep breath, and for the next few moments, I invite you to combine your breath with the focus word you chose earlier.
Saying your word on each inhale,
And each exhale.
Now let your fingers and toes wiggle a little,
Bringing you back to now.
Bring your hands to your heart,
And open your eyes.
Thank you for being here with me today.