Full Duration 34:43 - Available for purchase here
by Kristina Hutch Matthews
© Kristina Hutch Matthews, 2014
engineered and produced by Douglas Zogby at GFI Studios
This meditation is brought to you with limitless love and light.
If you are new to meditation, I am honored to be your first guide, as you embark on a life-changing journey.
Here are the basics of what you need to know, to get started:
Sit comfortably on a pillow, stool, or chair. Ideally, if you are sitting on a pillow, bolster, or meditation cushion, your pelvis should be higher than your feet. You can sit cross-legged, or with your knees bent and your legs on either side of you, as if you were in an elevated, upright child’s pose. There are many ways to sit; the most important thing is that you be comfortable. You will be sitting for about 40 minutes.
Meditation is a wonderful practice that allows you to get in touch with your highest self. It has innumerable health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, decreasing anxiety, improving clarity of mind and memory, increasing dream recall, and enhancing brain function. Studies have shown that, over time, meditation allows your brain to rewire itself so that it is able to utilize beneficial, previously unused pathways. I have personally found this to be true. I am so grateful that my meditation practice has given me the gift of a much more balanced, peaceful, conscious way of life.
This meditation will slow your brainwaves down, from the beta wave patterns that characterize our day-to-day hustle and bustle, to the deeper alpha and theta wave patterns. While doing this meditation, most people feel extremely calm and relaxed. You will be able to stay peaceful for longer and longer periods of time the more you practice.
To breathe, simply breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. The length of the inbreath should match the length of outbreath. For example, if your inbreath is 4 counts in, try to have your outbreath last for 4 counts as well. As you practice, it will get easier for you to take a longer, deeper breath and an equally long exhale.
If thoughts come into your mind, just lovingly release them.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful journey of self-discovery as much as I have.