With this meditation, Sarah Jane takes the instructions “Pause, Soften, and Connect,” which are often delivered at the beginning of a meditation, and stretches the time we spend with each one.
With occasional instruction, she illuminates the possibilities each of them points to: With “pause,” the shift from everyday mind to mindfulness; with “soften,” receptivity and the ability to stay with; and with “connect,” growing our internal awareness to include what is external. In a wonderful way, this mindfulness meditation supports the simple change from doing to being.
Also, in familiarizing ourselves with the feel of the body-heart-mind system when we follow these guidelines, we are building a muscle we can use in everyday life to slow ourselves down and bring our full presence to what is happening inside and around us.
Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.
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