Our Expert Catherine answers some of the most asked meditation questions. Something to reassure any of you who’ve never tried to meditate before, or to bring inspiration to those of you who already meditate….
We don’t always have to be sitting to meditate. Standing and finding our feet is a great way to ‘drop into’ meditation at any point in the day. In the summer, being on the grass barefoot is great, but equally you could be standing on a bus or in a queue and do this!
The 4-7-8 breathing is a technique proven to bring us into the parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ side of our nervous system. Use whenever you feel overwhelmed, or in need of relaxation, or a shift in mood.
This is a very simple yet profound practice for connecting to your inner self, particularly if you need to go beyond all the distractions and responsibilities of your day to tune into the subtler side of yourself.
This any time/anywhere meditation is great for when you feel tense anxiety in the body and need a quick relaxation. It’s a melting practice which shifts our attention to our back body - normally when we’re externally focused all our attention is at the front. Bringing ourselves back, as it were, ...
Fall into a deeper relaxation to help you sleep better! Throughout this meditation, always feel free to adjust your posture, so that you are comfortable, relaxed. If your mind wanders, always remember to come back to your breathing. And remember, this is all your own experience.
This is a very simple and quick meditation to bring us back to the present moment - with all the distractions in life, we constantly need to do this! So, bookmark this session and keep coming back to it whenever you need to.