Restoring Yourself

While it is normal enough to have stresses be a part of life, holding them longer than they need to be held can create an imbalance. This meditation can help to bring these tensions back into balance and restore depleted energy.

I have adapted this meditation from Padma’s Yoga DVD called “Ocean”. Last time I looked it was still available here.

How to Practice

Find a likely spot and lay down on your back – on the floor, the ground or a comfortable surface. Feel the full weight of yourself on the floor, your legs, your back, your arms, your shoulders. Let the ground accept all your weight.

1. Place your hands on your lower belly. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out fear. Repeat once or twice.

2. Place your hands on your belly. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out anger. Repeat once or twice.

3. Place your hands on your solar plexus. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out agitation. Repeat once or twice.

4. Place your hands on your heart. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out sorrow. Repeat once or twice.

5. Place your hands on your throat. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out inhibition. Repeat once or twice.

6. Place your hands on your eyes. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out confusion. Repeat once or twice.

7. Place your hands on your ears. Breathe in cool clear light. Breathe out clutter. Repeat once or twice.

8. Let your arms rest comfortably at your sides or on your belly and relax here for a few minutes, allowing yourself to enjoy the feeling of restoration.

Notes

One of the reasons this meditation works well is that both the restorative energy and the energy that are being released are being held in an easy, kind way. Like ocean waves washing ashore.