Live Daily Meditation

 

Please join Daniel nightly at 7 PM EST beginning Tuesday March 24th for a guided Inner Awareness Exploration that uses meditative breathing techniques, kriyas, movement and sound to deepen the capacity to live from our hearts.

We'll begin the meditation at 7:05 and go for about 25-30 minutes. There will be time after for any questions/comments/sharing.

Please share this with anybody you feel is in need of community and a calming practice to help us through these challenging times.

If you have any questions please reach out to me at daniel@therebelyoga.com.

Directions

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/153939512

Meeting ID: 153 939 512

How to Meditate

You can choose from one of the 3 following body positions to meditate:

  • Sit in Easy Pose
    • Sit on a cushion or block.
    • Pull left or right foot in front of the center of the body.
    • Bring the other foot in front of the foot from above.
    • *Both feet are on the ground one foot in front of the other.
    • Hands can rest comfortably on the knees.
  • Sit in a chair
    • Both feet placed flat on the floor preferably without shoes.
    • Sit up from the back of the chair if possible.
    • Palms on the thighs or knees.
  • Lay down
    • Lay down flat on your back with palms face up.
    • Can place something soft under the head and the knees for more support.
    • If needed squeeze the toes and fingers 3 times whenever you feel yourself starting to fall asleep.

Meditation myths:

  • Myth #1: The purpose of meditation is to not think.
    • The purpose is to observe whatever the mind wants to create without judgement.
  • Myth #2: Meditation is taking you somewhere.
    • Meditation is simply bringing you into greater levels of presence in the HERE and NOW.
  • Myth #3: Something is supposed to happen.
    • Meditation is an inner exploration into our mind, body and soul using the breath as the guide.

 

Breathing Techniques

All the breathing techniques I teach will be captured here for your reference.

3 Part Breath

This the most basic and the most powerful yoga practice. It can be done anywhere at anytime. After a while it will become the default way you breathe at all times.

  • INHALE through the nose and begin filling the belly up like a balloon.
    • Don't be shy - nobody is watching! Allow the belly to expand.
  • Pull the breath up and expand the rib cage up and out.
  • Visualize pulling the breath all the way up to the 3rd eye - the point between the eyebrows.
  • Soft EXHALE through the nose or mouth. Repeat.
  • These are long deep breaths that should be at least 5 seconds for the INHALE/EXHALE.

Breath of Light

  • 5 or 7 Part Inhalation through the nose, very short pause between each part.
  • Pause the breath at the top of the inhalation for just a few seconds focusing your attention and awareness at the 3rd eye.
  • Soft exhale through the mouth, making a soft audible sound like a wave. You can also exhale through the nose.
  • This is a soft meditative breath.

 Recorded Heart Centered Meditation