I had a seriously bizarre experience yesterday. I may sound like a hippy here, but I am not making this up. Lately I've been doing Osho active meditations which have been beyond powerful in bringing up and releasing some very old supressed emotions. While in the office, I was feeling hectic anxiety for no apparent reason, so during my lunch break I went to this park bench to meditate. I really needed to be alone for a bit. 5 mins in, I heard someone walking towards me, so I opened my eyes and saw an old man right in front of me. He turned his head, looked me in the eyes and sat down RIGHT next to me. My 1st thought was "Why the fuck does this guy need to sit right next to me? What is he trying to prove?" Especially while I'm in such an intimate place. Could he not see that? There were plenty of other park benches nearby. I would normally have felt so uncomfortable, got up and left. But yesterday I just sat there, eyes closed, not moving, staying grounded. The old man sat there and drank his coffee like there was nothing wierd going on. It must have been 10 minutes that we both sat there without saying a single word. I didn't open my eyes again, but I could seriously feel his presence....and I was shocked...I literally felt zero judgement from this man. I also didn't feel the slightest bit awkward. Infact all I felt was full acceptance. Like he was saying "it's ok to be yourself" I was also shocked that I felt the exact same way towards him. I've never felt that comfortable with a complete stranger. Maybe it's because he was so accepting of himself that he doesn't judge others...maybe it's because I'm re-learing to fully be myself again, without giving a fuck about what people think. When I opened my eyes again he was already gone, I'll probably never see him again, but I am so grateful to that man and that experience he gave me. #osho#power#acceptance#meditation#publicmeditation#grounded#beinyourbody#whenyoujudgeothersyoujudgeyourself
Waiting for jury duty. Might as well meditate! 🕉 I like to use mudras, or hand gestures, when I meditate or practice yoga to focus my attention. Mudra means "seal" or "closure" in Sanskrit. These hand positions are used to direct energy flow in the body using the hands. Forefinger and thumb touching is a commonly used gesture called gyan mudra. It is related to knowledge, memory, and improved concentration. Ancient sages could intuit the presence of the five elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) in the human body. Our hands are thought to hold energetic points for these elements and thus the use of mudras is a way of manipulating these elements. In #Gyanmudra, our thumb is associated with the element of space and the forefinger with air. Explained in another way, different areas of the hands are connected with areas in the body and the brain. When we place our hands in yoga #mudras, we stimulate different areas of the brain and create a specific energy circuit in the body. By doing this, we help generate a specific state of mind.
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Mothers’ Day @thewildfireinitiative style. Group hug.
Everywhere I go I find family. Grateful to my parents for showing me what to look for, striving to provide it wherever I can. Support system, presence, critical thought, space to explore curiosities, lots of laughs, disagreements, respect. All love. We created @thewildfireinitiative as a place to share, grow, and support one another. If you do that right—you can’t help but create family. I love you all cause I love me, and I got that from my Momma. Happy Mothers’ Day Mom, even tho you don’t fuck with social media so you’ll never see this, and you didn’t answer my call earlier, but it’s cool 😜❤️
Side note— @manojdias_, cofounder @_aspace in Australia joined us today to share a beautiful new practice to compliment our training, a new tool for our self-awareness toolbox. This was the first of many new things we’re preparing. @thewildfireinitiative is lit, and this year, it’s leveling up. Excited for what’s to come, and the new things we have to share. 🙏📿
I got this wonderful message and photo from one of my private clients this morning and it just made my day! I love hearing when the kiddos bring their yoga practice into their day to day life. That’s what it’s all about!....”We thought of you on our ski trip to Vail! The gondola got stuck and Sienna felt uncomfortable for a minute and immediately meditated, all on her own.” #yogaeverywhere
Learn to meditate this Tuesday with Peaceful Mind Productions during our 'Mindset Reset' workshop. Did you happen to see the PMP team handing out flyers during our live meditation in Pitt street Mall last night? If not, see www.peacefulmindproductions.com for more info. We hope to see you there!
Can you spot me meditating in a crowd? Nobody ever notices when I sneak in a quick practice in central London (St Paul's Cathedral)
Starting research for a new project today. So excited to be hitting the books and creating mind maps. My favourite kind of working day
Try meditating when you are out and about. Close your eyes (if safe to do so) and take a few breaths. It's a great time to explore a sounds meditation *
Do you meditate in public? Let me know YES or NO in the comments 😘💜🙏🏽
"To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment." -Eckhart Tolle 🕉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Day 4 of #namasteplayful2 is stop, drop and meditate. I absolutely copied this incredibly rad idea from @romolovesme and it worked perfectly because the only free time I had today was after dark and I was worried about getting a cool picture, but I am more than pleased with this experience. I learned that I can find peace when surrounded by chaos and the sounds of cars can actually be soothing when in the proper mindset. Also, when sped up 6x they sound like rocket ships 🚀🤷🏻♀️ So thank you for the inspiration girl, shoutout the creative @romolovesme ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thanks to the lovely hosts:
This will be my last post from american soil, and it seemed fitting to have it be from the public meditation @jolynelowery and I shared yesterday on the 3rd St Promenade.
We sat in silence for an hour, breathing in the energy of the thousands of people that surrounded us. Feeling their gazes drawn to us as they passed. Hearing the sounds of their voices express how they felt. Sometimes it was awe, other times discomfort. We heard children laugh. The word "beautiful" was uttered countless times.
There's not much more to say really; other than Life Is Beauriful. And I am grateful to be here. Now.
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