Updated: Jan 13
This week, I've been so busy with lots going on at Wellness in the Village! All wonderful things, we had our Spring Open House this weekend, and starting up some new, in-person workshops (like the Nutrition Series, starting Wednesday 4/6!), sound healing, Yoga, and all new "Open Studio" hours (more info here on that).
This meditation, guided by Alisa Tiburzi (yoga instructor and my assistant if you haven't met her yet!), has been the perfect way for me to stay balanced and centered with all the moving parts lately. I hope that you will give it a listen, and let us know what you think!
First... a little bit from Alisa
"I'm from Buffalo, I am a yoga teacher, a trained holistic health coach, Stephanie’s marketing assistant, and I manage social media marketing for another company, work part time at events in Buffalo and at a restaurant, AND I have a full time job at a non-profit.
Anyone wondering how I possibly keep my sanity? Some of you may be thinking, obviously, it’s because I don’t have kids LOL – Which may be partly true, but meditation for me is honestly so much more than just helping me stay sane in the wild, crazy world we live in..
It’s my way of honoring myself, of taking time to pause and reflect and make sure that I’M okay. When I’m meditating regularly, I feel much more emotionally resilient, I feel lighter, and less bogged down with silly things that can easily ruin my day when I’m not!
"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that's already there" ~Deepak Chopra
I began my journey into meditation during my yoga teacher training and I just want to say, the first, maybe, 100 times I tried to meditate was full of restlessness, wandering mind, anxious, confusion, frustration.
It is completely normal to have thoughts during meditation. The key is to let them pass through you, like clouds in the sky. Each time you sit to meditate will become more comfortable and natural to you. I hope you enjoy the practice of Viloma breath, as for me this is a technique that makes meditation a bit easier.
Viloma ("against the natural order") breath is a technique where either the in-breath or out-breath is interrupted by short pauses. It's purpose is to actually expand the capacity of your breath - teaching your body to breath deeper, and slower, which ultimately improves your ability to remain focused, in the present moment.
I love breathing practices that help you to deepen, and slow the breath. This type of breathing activates your parasympathetic nervous system (yay!) - our system which is needed in order for the body to heal itself.
"Breathing is like solar energy for powering relaxation; it's a way to regulate emotions that is free, always accessible, inexhaustible, and easy to use." ~Christophe Andre, Scientific American
I hope you enjoy this practice! Happy Meditating :)
Did you try this meditation out? I would love to know how you felt after. Or do you have any favorites you'd like to share? Leave something for me in the comments! ♡
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Do you want to hear more meditations from us? Or have any questions about this practice? Drop me a comment here or on Instagram and let me know!
You are worthy of living and capable of creating a healthy lifestyle you love. 🤍