The staff at A Place to Breathe Meditation and Yoga studio are here to help you find the class that best fits your needs. Please don’t hesitate to call Johannah or Crystal to discuss our classes.

Please enjoy some meditations to enhance your homepractice:

• Sit comfortably – use any props you need to support your legs and your back so you are sitting straight.

• Turn on some instrumental music and start your timer.

• Close your eyes. Take a deep inhale through the nose. Fill the belly with your breath then slowly exhale through the nose.

• As you exhale, pull the belly in at the bottom of the breath. Continue this breathing pattern. Once you are comfortable with this breathing pattern, add your positive statement.

• On the inhale, say your statement and on the exhale say your statement – if your mind begins to wander, come back to the statement or the breathe.

• When your timer goes off, turn it off then sit quietly just for a moment and notice how you feel. If you feel inspired to do so, make a few notes in your notebook.
 


Loving Kindness Meditation

The beginning of this practice is learning to be your own friend –
who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are? Tell yourself:

May I be safe
May I be happy
May I be healthy
May I live with ease

Think of someone who you find inspiring or for whom you feel grateful. Now mentally tell that person:

May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease

Think now of a beloved friend or family member (this person can be living or passed on),
feel how you feel about this person in your heart. Mentally tell this person:

May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease

Now think of a neutral person. Someone you neither like nor dislike –
perhaps someone who walks past your house or someone you see in the grocery store.
Remember the feeling of love you had for your beloved friend or family member and
now send this same loving kindness to this neutral person. Tell them:

May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease

Now think of someone with whom you have had conflict or difficulty.
(This practice doesn’t require any denial of you own pain, anger, or fear. Nor does doing this practice mean
you are excusing any abuse or cruelty. Rather you are engaging in the marvelous process of discovering and
cultivating your own inherent capacity for unconditional love.) Tell this person:

May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live with ease

Now offer this loving kindness to all beings everywhere, without distinction or exception. Offer:

May all beings be safe
May all beings be happy
May all beings be healthy
May all beings live with ease