August - Sleepy Child Meditation - 20 mins

I wrote this meditation for my two girls to help them at sleep time. They share a room together. This is a special treat for them, I use it when they are overtired or worked up over something too.

It begins with a short stretching and body scan approach, breathing and mindset.

I personalised it for them and have personalised it for other children too. Get in touch if this is something you are interested in.

Perfect for any ages between 2 - 13 yrs. ( up to you of course)

August - Belly Breathing Meditation.

This is all about Diaphragmatic Breathing. - breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm.

The aim of this breathing is when air enters the lungs, the chest does not rise and the belly expands during this type of breathing.

This type of breathing has so many benefits for the body. It is a great breathing technique to learn so it becomes a habit of yours to use anytime you feel slightly overwhelmed or stressed. It helps you relax lowering the harmful effects of the stress hormone cortisol on your body. It lowers your heart rate. It slows your rate of breathing so that it expends less energy.

This technique is SO VALUABLE.

Image Making Meditation.

“The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognise that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains.”

We have the ability to train our minds to create with love instead of fear.

Image Making Meditation:

Sit up straight, resting your hands on your thighs with your palms facing upward. When you sit up straight with proper, natural (not stiff) alignment, you become a channel to receive positive energy.

Close your eyes and turn your focus inward.

Allow your inner spirit (your inspiration) to come forward and surrender to the images you want to see. (In your life, daily life)

Let the wisdom with you create images in your mind’s eye.

Surrender to this wisdom now.

Breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth.

With each inhale and exhale, surrender more fully to the visions that you want tot see.

Consciously focus you attention on them.

Allow visions of what you want to guide you on a journey of new perceptions.

Sit as long as you wish.

– Try this first thing in the morning, or whenever you need to stop the snowball of events.

This image meditation is brought to you by Gabby Bernstein – from one of my favourite books ‘ The Universe has your Back.’