Guided Meditation Downloads...
20 mins: This guided meditation was recorded during the first Covid Lockdown in 2020, but is still as relevant and as rewarding today. To get the full benefit of this meditation you may wish to consider the three key people you wish to send Metta (Loving Kindness) to, before you begin the practice. The first should be someone you care about deeply; the second, a neutral person who you have no strong positive or negative feelings towards; and the third, a person who you find challenging or with whom you have conflict. By determining these people in advance, you mind will be free to focus on this beautiful, soul-enriching meditation.
Metta Bhavana, also known as 'the development of loving-kindness', is a soothing yet profound meditation that generates a positive emotional state for ourselves and others allowing us to become more patient, tolerant and compassionate. It can be practiced as a guided meditation or can be self-led. There are four sections where a mantra is repeated to bestow love to yourself, to a friend, a person you are indifferent to and lastly a person you have difficulties with. The meditation culminates in a spreading of joy and love to the wider world.
17 mins: This relaxing and intensely effective meditation is best enjoyed lying down; on a sofa, the floor or even better, in bed. Before you begin, and to avoid distraction once the meditation has begun, you should take a moment to consider your Sankalpa, a short positive statement (in the present tense) of what you desire or a state that you wish to realise. Some examples;
If you often feel tired and lethargic, your Sankalpa could be... 'I am energetic'
If you find it hard to focus and are easily distracted... 'I am focused'
If you are struggling with several conflicts and an overactive mind... 'I am peace'
Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is a powerful, yet incredibly simple, guided meditation technique. As the voice leads you on a journey through the five layers (pancha maya koshas) of the body, a deeply restful state is achieved. Some practitioners are content just to enjoy these profoundly relaxing sensations. Others may use this safe environment to explore personal challenges (samskaras) from a remote perspective and often experience a release from negative emotions. Whatever your intention for the practice, you will be left feeling rested, nourished and with a sense of wholeness.
Chakras are wheels of energy or prana (vital life force) that connect to the nerve centres in the body. There are seven main chakras running parallel with the spine, each effecting our major organs. As the chakras influence our physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual states it is essential that they are kept free of blockages so that the energy is allowed to flow. A chakra healing meditation cleanses and restores energy to each of the seven main chakras and brings balance and a state of well-being to the body.