This week we did a mindful sitting practice. When I first started learning to meditate this was the pinnacle of practices for me. Proper meditation. 10 years later this still makes me smile. It can be so uncomfortable, and allows us to explore this discomfort and how we relate to it. As with all of the practices they shine a spotlight on our habits, I can be pretty rigid and black and white in my thinking… hence my idea that this practice was the proper one. It is through the practices and regularly taking myself to my mat that I have learned the language of my body, and I still am, how I relate to discomfort and strive for perfection, and then move back into the practice of being present. Over and over. Returning our attention to the present moment and the sensations of being us.
Sitting for long periods is not easy on the body. You can read about setting yourself up for practice here.
You can then have a go with this guided practice.
Read the poem The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer (below), out loud to yourself and enjoy a nice cup of tea, or whatever you fancy. And congratulate yourself for having taken the time out of your day to undertake this practice. You have taken an active step in supporting your health and wellbeing.
Upcoming Meditation Group
I have decided to take away some of the uncertainty of my work and offer the meditation atelier online for December. Please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 6 77 05 42 46 to make a booking.
Fridays, 10-11am. 4th, 11th and 18th December. Due to Christmas this will only be a three week block this month at a cost of 18.75€.
*NEW* Mondays 1-2pm. I have also decided to start a four week meditation atelier on 1-2pm (French time, UTC+1) 30th November, 7th December, 14th December and 21st December, 25€ for 4 sessions.
The blocks run as a package and the meditations are built on each week from the session prior, that and managing internet payments, seems to be the simplest option for me and my small operation.
Offerings aside. I hope you are well. I’m here if you need me. Do reach out.