Meditate 22 Day 16

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November 24, 2019 { Day 16}

“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity” 
~ Lao Tzu

tatah kshiyate prakashavanam

As this stillness arises, the obstacles
fall away and we expand our
awareness of self.
~Yoga Sutra 2:52

Day 16 of Meditate 22 days of self discovery.
Celebrate stillness this magnificent Sunday. Find a bit of time to read and listen to a Yoga Nidra. This healing practice is restorative to mind, body and soul. What is yoga nidra? Referred to as “yogic sleep,” a state of being between sleep and consciousness that’s conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration. During the practice of yoga Nidra we access the rest and digest – parasympathetic state- this is where healing happens.
Today’s Suggestions for Ritual :
  • Crystal – Amethyst: It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety.
  • Essential oil – Serenity – apply to bottom of feet and back of neck
  • I like to pick up a cozy pillow case for today’s yoga nidra
send love from my heart,
lil’Kim

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JOURNAL PROMPTS
Set aside 5-10 minutes to journal.
  • Are there situations in which your actions are inconsistent with your thoughts or feeling? Sit with it. Is there someone or something you are protecting?
  • How has your meditation practice evolved over the past 16 days?
MUSIC
PRANAYAMA { BREATHWORK }
UJJAYI BREATH
  • Seal your lips and start to breath in and out through your nose.
  • Take an inhalation through your nose that is slightly deeper than normal. Exhale slowly through your nose while constricting the muscles in the back of your throat.
If you’re having trouble getting the right sound for your breath, try this:
  • With your mouth open, try exhaling the sound “HAAAAH”—it’s similar to the sound you make when you’re trying to fog up a mirror. Get comfortable with this sound to get the hang of the practice.
  • Close your mouth and attempt a similar sound, feeling the outflow of air through your nasal passages. Once you have mastered this on the outflow, use the same method for the in-flow breath, gently constricting the back of your throat as you inhale.
If you’re doing this correctly, you should sound like waves in the ocean

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