Hello and welcome to episode 1 of grounded in stillness.
The aim is to provide short relaxation / mediation audios for people to listen to anytime, anyplace. To provide the opportunity to stop, because when we stop and are aware of the stillness, it gives us a moment to just be aware of our self and only our self.
Each episode links to the grounded in stillness blog, which has more information on what each episode is about, which you can find at groundedinstillness.com if you so wish.
Todays episode we are looking at making you aware of your breath, to bring awareness of what stillness feels like. If you, like myself are a very busy person, the idea of stopping sounds crazy! I mean so many things to do, you couldn’t possibly stop, right? So just go with me on this one today.
So without any further introduction I would like you to make yourself comfortable, be that lying down, seated or you may even wish to stand. The choice is yours.
With a soft gaze or gently close your eyes, begin to breathe in and out. Bring your attention to your breath. The deepness of the in breath and the deepness of the out breath. Can you remember the last time you took a moment to be aware of your breath?
To just appreciate the fact you are breathing.
Breathe in and breathe out.
You may have begun to notice that your breathing begins to slow, the breaths have become longer as your body begins to slow down and relax.
As you become more aware of your breath, do you notice the stillness surrounding your body as you become comfortable with your in breath and your out breath. No need to be anywhere, or do anything. Just a few moments to yourself, to just be, to just breathe.
So enjoy your breath for a few moments …………. notice how your breath now makes you feel. Calm, safe, relaxed. I wonder if you even start to feel the stillness creep into your mind. Connecting the stillness of your body to your mind.
Take a few more long gentle breaths, in and out.
Then gently allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm, wiggle your fingers and your toes to slowly connect you back to now.
Slowly open your eyes.
Thank you for listening.