I have had a Sadhana – a daily practice – of yoga, pranayama, asana, meditation, mantra and study for 25 years, and have been running meditation groups for 22 years.
My meditations are recorded in the moment, unscripted.
In order to connect with more people, I am now posting meditations on Insight Timer. You can find them here: www.insighttimer.com/PadmaDevi
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I hope to create a safe space for enquiry and complementary practice, bringing people together, creating a wonderful community of unconditionally loving and compassionate people. In the busy modern world, we can get unbalanced, losing connection with our steady center, that which is our true nature. Now, more than ever I t is important to create time and space to just be, to put the break on, to observe, compassionately enquire. Through the practice of meditation, we begin to rest and digest, restore, renew and relax. Developing and expanding our awareness beyond our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours, Exploring what serves good purpose and what does not. We move closer to living life from Ahimsa – non-violence, loving kindness and compassion towards ourselves, others and the world we co habit. Mahatma Gandhi said, “We are the change we wish to see in our world”. In a world of duality how can we find equanimity?
My 3 yoga and 5 meditation classes are held at The Willow Clinic (one of the yoga classes is on Saturdays at 9am~10.30am at Blackheath Village Hall) 1 yoga and 1 meditation classes are online on Zoom.
More details about these groups can be found here
“Lay down. Eyes softly closed. Notice the ground come up to meet and support you Notice your body in space.
How does that feel?
Begin to watch your steady Natural breath.
Breathe in, feeling your chest expand in all directions. Breathe out and soften, notice how your breath begins to soothe and open the heart space.
Spine lengthens. Shoulders lengthen away from ears, cheeks are smooth, eyes are soft, jaw is relaxed. Collar bone lengthens away from neck and chin. Arms lengthen away from shoulders, hands, fingers relax. Notice the space between your joints.
Notice each vertebrae of the spine lengthen away from each other creating space for the discs to hydrate, the nerves to stretch and the muscles of the back to surrender release and relax. Tail bone lengthens away towards the feet. Feel space, length and energy flowing through and around your spine. Ribs create space between each other, as breath flows in and breath flows out. Sternum softens allowing the breath to circulate prana, life force energy throughout the body. Belly softens, pelvis softens, creating space between the ribs and the hips. Thighs lengthen away from pelvis. Knees soften as lower legs lengthen away from knees. Ankles lengthen away from lower legs. Feet and toes relax. Whole body mind surrenders, breath flows in…. expanding, breath flows out….surrendering to the present moment. This wonderful moment where your breath reminds you. I Am Alive, I Am Right Here. I Am Infinite Expansion. I Am Total Bliss.
Mind calms, thoughts become like soft white fluffy clouds drifting up and out over the horizon of your mind.
Notice the vibration, the hum of healing energy within.
Healing, restoring, relaxing.
You can repeat the Mantra Anando Hum ~ I Am Bliss
Shivo Hum ~ I Am wellness or wellbeing
When you are ready, return to observing the inhalation and the exhalation. Allow the breath to bring you back to the present moment. Opening your eyes.
Surrender to healing.