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focusing on a movement pathway

Moving along your own way

The pathway of the figure 8 breath is the heart of the practice this week. Moving your attention along it --using the body as the frame for the figure 8 (I describe what that means in the episode!). I like the idea of finding our way to focus or stillness or centeredness by tuning into movement. And perhaps not just any movement, but a movement that flows along a pathway or a rhythm that you can feel or connect with. If that idea resonates for you, are there any places outside of meditation where that might apply?
You can also ignore all that and just practice in the way that suits you best! Enjoy!
 
Listen to "Movement Pathway for Attention and Figure 8 Breath"
 

What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation?

  • Welcome + getting situated, with a few thoughts on using a movement pathway as your focus in meditation
  • A little lead-in movement: Seated fold
  • Breathing practice: Long exhale
  • Meditation technique (awareness kriya): Figure 8 breath
  • A little re-grounding movement: Seated camel

As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks!

 

Integration suggestion

After listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!

 
Be moving, be true, be you
esther
 
 

photo credit remi muller, found on unsplash

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