Simple Visualization Exercises
Easy to do visualizations for the purpose of being more mindful, draining away your stresses, realizing your desires, and shrinking your problems.
If you are a people watcher like I am then this type of meditation will come easily to you. Doing this "Park Bench Meditation" is an interesting way of pulling back your energy and simply allowing the world to revolve all around you while you sit quietly for thirty minutes. And, at the same time you will be sharpening your awareness skills.
The focus of this guided meditation is in relation to rebirthing, or breaking through the physical barrier to reclaim our personal power. It begins with visualizing a line drawn in the sand, urging you to move out of your self-made boundaries, and ends with you soaring through the skies like a boundless eagle in flight.
Take five minutes to do this pre-drumming visualization to relax you and to draw energies to begin your meditative drumming session. There are several things that can happen in your mind while you are drumming. Thoughts can wander. Thoughts can stop. You can visualize. When drumming for the purpose of sending energy out to another place or being it is best to stop all thoughts first and focus on the rhythm you are making.
Of course you take a bath or shower everyday to keep yourself clean and presentable. I’m sure you take special care to make sure to scrub the insides of your ears and between your toes too. But how about your chakras? Are you tending to them on a regular basis? Use this simple chakra cleansing visualization as explained by Linda Foltyn each morning to start your day. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to face whatever comes your way.
Clearing of the heart chakra will improve the interaction of all the other centers. It is important to maintain a balance to all the energy centers so a healthy level of awareness is manifested in our everyday lives. If more concentration is given to the upper chakras, then the lower energy centers lose sensitivity and function. If more concentration is given to the lower chakras then the upper energy centers will become cloudy and not function properly as well. Proper balance is the key.
Metta practice is a meditative practice of Buddhist tradition. It only takes fifteen minutes a day to feel hearth-connected, centered, and balanced.
The following technique, adapted from Momentary Meditations, is a "portable stress-breaker. " You can easily take it with you wherever you go. By using it whenever you feel out of balance, you will find that you are calmer, clearer and more able to cope with what life has to offer. This is perfect to use if you re flying through turbulence, you receive a disturbing phone call, your business meeting falls apart or your mind gets stuck in a worry loop.
Kirtan Kriya is a meditation chant exercise originating from Kundalini Yoga. Kirtan Kriya involves chanting and using finger poses (mudras). This simple exercise reduces stress levels, increases circulation in the brain, promotes focus and clarity, and stimulates mind-body-spirit connection.
Grounding exercises help tremendously with maintaining a balance of our physical and spiritual bodies. As a healer, I have learned that being energetically grounded allows me to be better equipped in facilitating healing for clients and also to create and maintain wellness in my own life. I have been using a body scan technique for many years to help balance the body/spirit connection. I do this exercise each night while laying in my bed before I sleep.