Skillful Means Podcast

#11 3-Part Check-in Meditation in Butterfly Pose Guided Practice

January 30, 2020
Skillful Means Podcast
#11 3-Part Check-in Meditation in Butterfly Pose Guided Practice
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Skillful Means Podcast
#11 3-Part Check-in Meditation in Butterfly Pose Guided Practice
Jan 30, 2020
Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

Many yoga and mindfulness practices are specifically designed to grow one's capacity to remain present - internally and externally - from moment to moment.

In this guided practice, Jennifer shares a simple practice for getting to know the current state of your body, heart, and mind so that you have the information you need to take care of yourself in a practice or in daily life. This meditation is particularly beneficial at the very beginning of a yoga practice, so that you have a better snapshot of what you need and how your body may react to the practice. 

The meditation is presented in the container of Butterfly, a relatively easy and widely accessible Yin Yoga posture. It is based on techniques shared with Jennifer and Sarah Jane by their teacher Sarah Powers. Being in non-neutral shapes can accelerate our ability to move out of the busyness of the thinking mind and into the more intuitive body mind.

This episode begins with a short explanation. Instructions for Butterfly begin at 1:30. The meditation starts at 2:45. If your app supports chapter markers, you can skip ahead and get started right away.

Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com with your comments. You can get in touch with Jen directly at https://sati.yoga

Show Notes

Many yoga and mindfulness practices are specifically designed to grow one's capacity to remain present - internally and externally - from moment to moment.

In this guided practice, Jennifer shares a simple practice for getting to know the current state of your body, heart, and mind so that you have the information you need to take care of yourself in a practice or in daily life. This meditation is particularly beneficial at the very beginning of a yoga practice, so that you have a better snapshot of what you need and how your body may react to the practice. 

The meditation is presented in the container of Butterfly, a relatively easy and widely accessible Yin Yoga posture. It is based on techniques shared with Jennifer and Sarah Jane by their teacher Sarah Powers. Being in non-neutral shapes can accelerate our ability to move out of the busyness of the thinking mind and into the more intuitive body mind.

This episode begins with a short explanation. Instructions for Butterfly begin at 1:30. The meditation starts at 2:45. If your app supports chapter markers, you can skip ahead and get started right away.

Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com with your comments. You can get in touch with Jen directly at https://sati.yoga

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