The sensory qualities of monsoon make it a natural time to turn one’s attention within. Meditation comes easily now. The world is soft and quiet, and every storm washes the inner and outer worlds clean.
Even if you can’t come to Kerala to receive Ayurvedic treatment during monsoon (June & July), you can savor a subtle meditation rejuvenation wherever you are…
With just a little bit of guidance, you can fall effortlessly into bliss…
Don’t believe me? Give it a try!
Sit comfortably on the floor, or on a supportive chair. Feel where your body–hip bones, feet–touches the ground or chair. Get a feeling and even visual sense of your postural foundation.
As you inhale, allow your spine to lengthen upward gently, almost as if someone were pulling a small handful of hair up just a little, right at the crown of your head.
Notice that some of your attention remains grounded in your foundation as you exhale completely through your nose. Soften your face. Soften your neck. Soften your belly.
Inhale, allowing the spaces between the vertebrae, ribs and the tops of the shoulder to open.
Exhale, feeling the support of the ground beneath you. Allowing that support to just be there, holding you.
Inhale, releasing the eyes as your spine lengthens. Pull your chin in just a little bit.
With simultaneous awareness of both the downward-grounding and upward-reaching energies, feel your whole body as you exhale completely and inhale completely. Continue to soften any areas of holding you become aware of. Continue to enjoy the feeling of your spine, straight and elongating.
Turn your head from side to side a few times, slowly, and lubricating your movement with your breath.
Come back to center. Breathe and enjoy.
When it’s time, continue your full breathing, and open your eyes just 15% to see the floor in front of you. Allow your energy to remain in full engagement with your whole body, and with your internal beingness. No need for the energy behind the eyes to to jump out and run across the room.
After a few breaths, open your eyes a bit more, keeping your foundation intact.
Place your hands together in gratitude for the enjoyment of being. Slowly stand, walk and move into the rest of your day, smiling, and keeping your self-awareness with you as long as you like.
Whenever you can come, we look forward to welcoming you to Rasa Ayurveda~
With kind regards,