Reiki Energy for Yoga Class

This weekend I received my Level II Reiki attunement. I then applied the teachings I received to prepare the room for class this morning. Prior to the Yogis entering, I cleared the room and opened it with Reiki. My experience guiding the Hot Fusion Yoga class was more than amazing. I could feel the class healing as they floated on their energized breath. I will use Reiki to prepare for all my classes going forward. My body was trembling after class. It was a feeling of complete presence that cannot be explained, only experienced.

Love to all!

How to Create a Peaceful Life “Inside and Out” with Meditation and Yoga

We can use the movement in our Yoga Classes and the relaxation of Guided Meditations to create a peaceful life “Inside and out”.  The movement in Hot Yoga, for example connects our breath to our body through our mind. One Breath_One Movement. In Guided Meditations we also connect our breath to our thoughts through our mind.  In our exploration of the mind, body, breath connection we learn to recognize the space within us where peace is always present.

Long, smooth breath creates a calm, clear mind and an open, healthy body.

As we practice connecting our breath, mind and body it brings us to that still place within all of us.  In keeping this place clear we learn to respect our troubling thoughts and emotions. We learn to recognize our thoughts as thoughts without attaching any emotion. This enables us to simply allow them to enter and leave our minds. We recognize that by attaching to these troubling thoughts and emotions we begin to clutter up our mind. In our Yoga and Mediation classes  we notice that our breath, mind and body function optimally when they are working together. The fewer non_serving thoughts the mind is distracted with, the better our practice will be.  We create our own practice, calm and open or complicated and chaotic. Our choice.

Learning to be comfortable in this new space of awareness is the next step. Taking the awareness off our mats and into the ‘real’ world is the next.

We can use this space within our awareness to recognize thoughts that are not serving us. When our lives present complicated, emotional or troubling thoughts on the outside, we will know we can go to our peaceful, clear place on the inside. The fewer non_serving thoughts the mind is distracted with, the better our quality of life will be.  We create our own life, calm and open or complicated and chaotic.  Our choice.

My Gramma Gee was right!  It is what’s on the inside that counts.

Love!

How to do Meta “Loving Kindness” Meditation

Meta, or loving kindness, is a beautiful Buddhist practice. Meta is heart centered energy that is generated for your well-being along with the well-being of others. Buddha used the analogy of the care a mother gives her only child. Loving-kindness is the result of a compassionate, open heart.

To practice meditation, sit in a comfortable seated position. Elevate your hips and feel your sit bones connected to the earth. Take two or three deep breaths with slow, long, and complete exhalations. Put any thoughts about your day aside. Allow yourself the space to just be.

Now feel or imagine the breath moving through the center of your heart. When your breath comes into your heart, feel it become a beautiful soft green light, watch it expand and begin glowing with love. As you breathe deeper, this loving, beautiful, soft green glow expands. While you quietly breathe, you see the loving green glow entering every cell of your body. With loving intention, mentally repeat, slowly and steadily, the following or similar phrases: May I be happy. May I be well. May I be safe. May I be peaceful and at ease. You now feel serene, completely and totally full of Love.

You can now begin to use your breath to allow this soft, green glowing Love to release out to others. You feel or imagine the soft green glow of loving kindness growing out beyond your being. Using your breath connection with your mind, you are able to direct this wonderful light of love out to someone in your life who you know would welcome this amazing feeling of unconditional Divine Love. Breathe the green glowing light towards this person. See or imagine them breathing in this soft light, filling their entire being. Watch as it grows and expands within them. Then slowly repeat phrases of loving  kindness toward him or her: May you be happy. May you be well. May you be safe. May you be peaceful and at ease.

Continue to bask in your connection with this serene state of pure Divine Love. Know it has manifested through you into the world.  Allow your breath to continue to soothe your entire body as you go about your life….breathing in Loving Kindness for yourself…breathing out Loving Kindness for all beings. Love!

Charlene Adelmann, Oasis Yoga & Meditation, MN, Yoga Teacher