Led by Adam Dacey the founder of Mindspace and the Meditation in Schools Project.
Format of the session:
7.35pm – Guided Mindful Meditation
7.45pm – Short Talk
7.55pm – Second Guided Meditation
8.05pm – Short Talk
8.15pm – Third Guided Meditation
8.25pm – Conclusion and Questions
Follow up with e-resource sent to you to continue your practice at home.
Many times, when I introduce mindful breathing practices in live classes, new practitioners tend to exaggerate their breathing. We do not need to make ourselves breathe. It happens naturally. When we wake in the morning there is no need to jumpstart its process, it is just there, rising and falling naturally.
When we start to focus on mindful breathing, we try to follow its natural flow, a skill that we can cultivate and enjoy. It will then allow us to step back from the ego-driven mind that pushes, controls, and feels that we need to force things to happen if we want them to arise in our life. The breath occurs naturally, all we need allow us to step back from the ego-driven mind that pushes, controls, and feels that we need to force things to happen if we want them to arise in our life. The breath occurs naturally, all we need to do is focus on it.
Here is an example of a breathing meditation that you will be guided through to help pacify stress in your body and mind.
Sit in a relaxed, comfortable posture. Bring your attention into the moment.
Listen mindfully to the sounds around you. Gradually draw your attention inwards.
Slowly start to notice the natural rising and falling of your breath.
Follow the journey of your breath around the body.
As it enters, descends into your body, ascends and leaves.
Become one with the natural flow of the breath.
When your mind wanders, gradually bring it to the breath. Bring your mind home to the breath as many times as possible.
Calmly abide and follow your breathing. Stay with the process for as long as possible.
When you decide to finish your session, make the determination to be mindful of your breathing throughout the day.
Dedicate the wholesome energy from your training so that your mindful practice can benefit many people.