Updated: May 30, 2021
Drop in to a mindful breathing session with Peace and Calming diffusing in your sacred space. Mindfulness is about being present with whatever is, but creating a sacred space somewhere in your home to set you intentions, say prayers and invocations, and take some focussed breaths is certainly enhanced when you throw a diffuser into the mix.
4 Mindful Meditation Practices to Sit With
The Body Scan Start by focussing on your breath, and then beginning at your feet and gradually move up each part of the body, to the head, noticing, having awareness, and feeling what comes up. Relax each part of the body. You can try tensing and releasing each part of the body as you go. Feel gratitude for each part of your body as you go.
4-7-8 Breathing Breath in for 4 counts, hold the breath for 7 counts (I like to count down from 7), and then out for 8 counts.
Mental Noting As you sit and breath, you may notice thoughts, sounds, or sensations that come up. Gently label them as they arise, just observing what comes up.
Begin Again As you breath, observe your breath, In, Out, In, Out, notice how it feels. If your mind wanders, begin again, coming back to the observation of the breath and the sensation of it.