A grounding meditation 🧘🏻♀️ to settle in, find your balance and start from a place of stability.
This meditation can be done standing, seated or lying down. Just make yourself comfortable.
Take a deep breath and as you do, see if you can find any extra length in the spine.
Exhale slowly and fully. Taking a brief pause at the end. Get curious about how and when the next breath comes in. Where do you feel the air move within you?
One of my favourite quotes is to let the air breathe you. See if you can hand over control for a second. Let your lungs fill and empty as they need. Soft and easy.
Bring your awareness to where your body meets the surface beneath you.
Is your weight distributed evenly on this surface? Can you feel fully, the support of the bed, chair or floor beneath you? Holding you up. Steady and sure.
If you want to close your eyes, go ahead and flutter the eyelids closed. Draw your attention in to yourself.
Imagine roots are sprouting from your base, flowing from you to the earth. Have fun imagining these roots play over the surface between you and the planet. Winding down a chair leg or seeping through the mattress to meet the ground. Take a moment to see if you can visualize yourself rooting in.
Let yourself feel heavy. Drawing on that stable energy below. Imagine you can pull energy up from the earth, much like a tree with a rich root system.
Let’s take a few deep breaths here. As I guide you through the inhale and exhale, practice building out this image of yourself grounding in to the earth. Expand your imaginary roots ever deeper.
Together we will inhale – in through the nose.
And exhale – out through the mouth.
We will do that two more times.
inhale – in through the nose.
exhale – out through the mouth.
And last one. Inhale, through the nose.
And exhale. Out the mouth with a sigh.
Let’s take a moment to say thank you. Thank you to yourself for taking this grounding pause. Thank you to the earth, for providing support and assurance.
Bring someone close to your heart into mind now. Someone who helps you, encourages you, cheers you on. Send them a thank you too.
Love is better shared.
Thank you for joining me.