A meditation on meditation. (practical exercise included)

This video has been a long time coming, and it’s in no way complete … but I had to get started on this important topic of refining our mind-body practices, especially meditation. I hope your enjoy it and find some useful insight – please let me know in the comments below.

I’ve also got some fun effects thrown in from my recent trips to Manilla (the Philippines) and Aruba.

NOTE: The last 8 minutes is a guided neurosensory exercise called Basic Orientation. A perfect way to pause and reset your nervous system anytime, anywhere.

Resources I Mention In The Vlog:

– The Podcast episode with Lewis Howes and Andy Puddicombe

– Headspace Meditation App/Website

– Anderson Cooper’s Interview with Jon Kabat-Zin


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3 thoughts on “A meditation on meditation. (practical exercise included)

  1. I love this orienting exercise! So soothing and calming, unlike traditional meditation, which I usually find increases my anxiety! Orienting outward, while still noticing the breath, rather than solely inward, where all the trauma is held, makes such a difference!

  2. I love this exercise. I have been practising this for a couple of months now. As well as bring me back to the here and now, it really helps me cope with my chronic pain and stress levels associated with CFS/Fibromyalgia.I have been stuck in freeze state for so long.
    I have struggled with the meditation practises I have tried in the past, I'm certain due to trauma, but this makes me feel safe and relaxed. I also find that during the day I am automatically much more aware of my breathing, so much calmer overall. I highly recommend it as a daily practise.

  3. That was lovely. I initially found that, possibly because I am tired, my eyes wanted to close, so I let them. When you mentioned the breathing, I changed from shallow breathing to diaphragm breathing, which I was glad to do as I haven't done any deep breathing today and it made a aware of that. I then noticed the amount of tension in my face, which is immense. At the end of the exercise, I massaged my face to break up the tension. In writing this, the back of my neck is tingling. I hope that this helps.

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