Hello and welcome to part 1 of 5 mindful meditations.
Over the next 5 weeks we will have a mindful focus on different aspects of the breath.
This weeks focus is the power of the breath. How simply being aware of your breath can impact your body and mind.
So find a comfortable position to relax in, be this sitting or laying the choice is yours.
Once comfortable, adjust your shoulders, adjust your hips.
Softly close your eyes.
Become aware of your breath, breathe in deeply, breathe out deeply.
Enjoy your breath.
Allow your eyelids to soften, your jaw to relax more.
As you breathe out, let your whole body feel heavier.
Give yourself permission to let go, with both your body and mind.
Take a moment to notice how you breathe, how the air moves through your nose on the in breath and through your mouth on the out breath.
Notice how the chest gently rises on the in breath and falls on the out breath.
How your breath sounds as you breathe in, how it sounds as you breathe out.
Notice not only how your body moves as you breathe but also the sound of your breath, what you can hear internally as you breathe in and breathe out.
How your breath is unique to you.
Take a moment to truly feel and listen to how you breathe.
Allow yourself to become absorbed by the gentle flow of your in breath and out breath.
The out breath always following the in breath, the in breath always following the out breath.
How they effortlessly follow each other without fail, without force, without having to think.
Allow yourself to become absorbed by your breath, every in breath and every out breath.
How the breath feels.
How the breath sounds.
Have you become lost in the rhythm of your breath?
Allow yourself to be drawn in by every in breath and every out breath.
Feel how precious it is to breathe.
Enjoy every breath, every second.
Breathe in and create space into your entire body, breathe out and let every fibre within you relax.
Notice how powerful your breath is at relaxing your body.
Now as you breathe in, not only create space within your body, create space within your mind.
With each in breath become aware of the calmness and space in your mind.
With each out breath, not only relax your body, let go of thoughts from your mind.
Breathe in to create space, breathe out to let go of thoughts.
The breath gives you permission to have space within your body and mind.
To relax deeper, to become present with the stillness within your body and mind right now.
Enjoy how free it feels to let your breath take control.
To just breathe.
To just be.
Take one more deep breath in and deep breath out.
Allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm.
Become aware of how you now feel in both body and mind.
Gently wiggle your fingers and your toes.
When you are ready, slowly open your eyes.
Thank you for listening.