Spring breathes new life into the world around us, it is the perfect time for awakening. No winter lasts forever, blossom by blossom, spring begins.
The yogic principle, brahmacharya or non-excess, reminds us to let go of distractions and excess, and instead to rest and recharge. The avoidance of excess and extremes, especially in our behavior, will lead to a more joyful life.
Soul Healing Meditation: Restoring Sacred Balance
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Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes or soften your gaze.
Draw a deep cleansing breath in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Now breathe easy gentle breaths through the nose.
Drop into awareness of your body. Draw a full breath in to your heart center, pause, relax, breathe out.
Notice the sensations in your body. More and more arrive fully and completely in the now. Ground and center yourself. Drop into the earth feeling embraced and supported, silently say, “I feel balanced and aligned.”
Rub your hands together briskly. Place your hands on your thighs. Grounding your body. Take several full and complete breaths.
Rub your hands together briskly. Now place your hands one on top of the other and gently press them against your heart center. Breathe full and complete breaths.
Rub your hands together briskly. Place your hands one on top of the other and gently press them against your solar plexus or upper abdomen. Inhale, expand your abdomen, pause, exhale, gently contract your abdomen, pause. Inhale, expand your abdomen, pause, exhale, gently contract your abdomen, pause.
Breathe easy breaths through the nose.
Silently say, “I am directing my energy inward. My heart is open and loving. My daily actions are for the collective good of all people.
I look for joy.
I look for peace.
I look for simplicity.
I am open and loving.
My energy flows freely.”
Draw a deep cleansing breath in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Relax your arms and hands, relax your whole body, breathe easy. Take your time, when you are ready, slowly open your eyes.
Namaste, and so it is.
**As always, we would love to hear from you. Share with us how you are practicing brahmacharya or sacred balance.