Meditation is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It has been shown to reduce stress, aid sleep, and improve overall health--all things mothers need. That’s why we’re inviting you to meditate--like a mother!
We’ve intentionally kept each meditation short to make them accessible to everyone. Whether you are new to meditation or have been meditating for years, we hope that you will gain deeper clarity, peace, and calm as we embark on this journey together.
In this guided meditation, we will spend time attending to our breath, heartbeat, and body, in a practice of mindfulness and gratitude.
“Place one hand on your belly and one on your heart. Take a moment to tune into your body. Feel how your chest and belly rise and fall with each breath. Feel your heart beating. These two sensations are a reminder that you are alive. No matter what is going on in your life, these are steady. As long as you are living, your heart is beating and your body is breathing. They may slow or quicken with stress, excitement, or activity, but they are ever-present.
Take a moment to appreciate your body. Tune into your lungs and your diaphragm--these two body parts work hard every day so that you can breathe. Appreciate your breath. Your breath has incredible power. When you consciously slow it, it can bring calm to both your physical and emotional body.
Now bring your awareness to your heart. Attune to the rhythm of your heartbeat. The steadiness. Like your breath, a powerful anchor. Thank your heart for keeping you alive, for bringing oxygen and important nutrients to every corner of your body.
And finally bring your attention to your belly. Feel this space of vulnerability. Maybe your belly has housed life. If it has, appreciate that gift and acknowledge the sacrifices it may have made in the process. Remember that one belly served as your first home. Your belly button is a physical reminder of the nourishment you once received. Take a moment to appreciate that your life was created and that you are here practicing this meditation today.
As you focus on these parts of your body, thank them. Then thank yourself. Thank yourself for showing up today and for taking this time to share in meditation with me.”