The Journey is the reward
We often keep our minds busy with new ideas, projects or goals. When we come back to the present moment and mindfully engage in the here and now, with inter-being of everything that is around us we engage in the journey of self.
Living with awareness in the now makes us more attentive to what we are feeling, what goes on on the inside, our thoughts and how our body sensations are. We pay more attention to those around us when we are truly here. Where are we all going? We sometimes feel all stuck in thoughts thinking about all sorts of things, just like a never-ending spinning circle.
Mindful Exercise on the Awareness of Self
Try this mindful exercise now and see how it creates an awareness of self and your surroundings. If you are on your way to work, to drop off your children at kindergarten or driving to work, simply bring your attention back to your breath, anchor your thoughts to your inhale and exhale. Breath in the life that is all around you, the lifeforce of your energetic being in full and long deep breaths. Start with paying attention to your breath going in your nose, feel the warm inhale pass through the back of your throat, going down your windpipe and into your lungs.
Filling the lungs with much-needed nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide.
When you inhale your lungs expand into large wings. Feel the moment of transition when your inhale is in the becoming of an exhale. In that retention notice how it feels for you. Now, exhale and follow the breath with the attention of deflating your stomach, the air going out of your lungs, moving past the throat and out of your nostrils. You might feel a slight tingling on the upper lips, as the air you exhale goes out.
Welcome to the journey of now.
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More Meditation Exercises on Metta Yoga
Have you read?
- Meditation: Ganpati Kriya: This meditation is said to redeem all negativity of the past and present. Read it here
- Returning Home: Mindfulness Exercise: How you can cultivate a friendship and a positive relationship with the breath. Read it here.
- Yoga for beginners: Meditation for a calm Heart: This meditation adds clear perception to your relationships with yourself and others. Read it here.
- When is the best time to Meditate? Yoga can be done absolutely everywhere, at any time. Read it here.
Thanks for reading!
Tiaga Nihal Kaur,
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