I’ll tell you how. With two completely marvelous guided meditations.
Guided Zazen Meditation (~15 min)
The first is by Lisa Schaewe from Lotus Opening Therapy. She does guided meditation for a Zazen group I attend every Monday night. She has an incredible talent for making meditation a clear, straight-forward process. She tells you everything from where to put your hands so you won’t fall asleep, to where to put your tongue so you won’t salivate too much. Here work is truly a treat, so pull up a Zafu and have a listen to this guided meditation.
Guided Zazen Meditation by Lisa Schaewe
Here’s a link to her Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy practice: http://www.lotusopeningtherapy.com/
Guided “Leaves on a Stream” Meditation (~7 min)
The second meditation is by Naomi Goodlet from NaomiGoodlet.com. It’s called “Leaves on a Stream”. She has been kind enough to donate this guided meditation that has over 8,000 views on Youtube. This meditation is great for use during your sitting practice or throughout your busy day. Naomi practices a more “practice as you need to” approach to mindfulness and meditation. This guided meditation is perfect if you’re feeling frazzled or worried about the future, simply put it on a leaf and watch it float away…
“Leaves on a Stream” Mindfulness Meditation by Naomi Goodlet
Her website full of mindfulness resources: http://naomigoodlet.com
Her great Youtube channel full of guided meditations: https://www.youtube.com/user/NaomiGoodlet
And here’s a link to her 7 day mindfulness challenge: http://naomigoodlet.com/sign-up/mindfulness-challenge/
Don’t forget to thank them!
These women have done us a great service by offering us these fantastic meditations. Let’s show them our appreciation by thanking them in the comments and telling them how we’ll use their work!
And don’t forget, we’re giving away an amazing Meditation Starter Kit this month and I’m about to sweeten the pot a bit, so make sure to sign up by clicking here to be in on all the fun.