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Sitting on a Bench Meditation Script- #WellReadWednesdays

What can I say? In times of pandemic, I have a little more time than usual to reflect on what’s most important to me.

I wanted to start off my post by saying that my husband, dog and I are doing well during this trying time. We do not have symptoms of this epidemic, we are fully stocked and prepared, and we have one another to depend on.

Financially, we are certainly taking a hit. My computer changed this to ‘taking a shit’, and I find this timely and true! I am used to teaching 12-15 yoga classes a week, in person, with the community that I serve in San Diego. After my predominant employer had to shut down during Corona Virus mandated shut-downs, we have shifted to uploading our content virtually!

Today, I taught our set-sequenced class, Hot as a Mutha, on Instagram live. I have never done this before! It was thrilling and felt similar to teaching on the mat. I can’t even begin to tell you how much the regular students hold us ‘teachers’ accountable to the practice. Can I sustain a 2 week quarantine without 30 NAMASTES of service and gratitude? Quite frankly, no, and so I will continue to upload content for my friends and family to enjoy.

Really, this is an archive and a diary entry for one of the most trying times that I have survived on this planet so far. In my lifetime, I have endured 911, a Type 1 diabetic diagnosis, the San Diego wildfires, and so far, this pandemic, and they all feel similar. Earth shattering, strangely calm, and luckily, we have the rest of our lifetime to process this trauma that has been inflicted on our people. And also, a great healing has been bestowed upon us. I see the beauty in this wake-up call.

May we see this as a time to heal and to love when we need it post! I have been divinely guided to share this meditative script, of which I have written and shared with the past few yoga classes I have taught.

Read this meditative script slowly to yourself, your friends, and your loved ones. Allow 5 minutes.

Begin in a seated posture. I suggest something with back support, such as a chair. Savasana/aying down is always an option.

May you begin to awaken your sense of creativity and you third eye, as you join me on a journey of the breath.

As you inhale, start to close your eyes and ground down. As you exhale, let your eyes gently roll into the back of the head and take yourself to a simple, unclenched, unfurrowed meditatite state.

Before you lies a bench. First thing that comes to mind…imagine sitting down on a bench of solitude that overlooks an infinite body of water.

Ocean, lake, river…you happily sit on your bench and look over the cascading horizon, feeling grounded and at peace in your seat.

Feel the bench beneath you, as your imagination starts to paint a picture of the horizon.

Blue waters, gentle setting sun, and the salty breeze that sways you further into your meditative state.

At peace, you look down and notice a folded piece of paper. As you bend over, you pick it up, slowly unfolding the message that lies before you.

At the top of the page, you slowly read to yourself:

I am rational

I am level-headed

I choose to lead with compassion for the rest of the day.

This resonates with you. You take a deep inhale, exhale, and read this mantra to yourself once more.

I am rational

I am level-headed

I choose to lead with compassion for the rest of the day.

You take this piece of paper, fold it back into its familiar creases, and tuck it into your pocket. knowing that you have infinite access to this bench for the rest of the day, you slowly stand, leaving your bench.

Mantra in hand, you are able to take your moving meditation with you  for the rest of the day.

Namaste, OMies! I truly miss all of you on the mat and am joining you in solidarity as we quarantine and connect on a spiritual level.

XO

Kelli

2 thoughts on “Sitting on a Bench Meditation Script- #WellReadWednesdays

  1. Oh Kelli! I loved this meditation!
    Also looking forward to waking up tomorrow AM and doing your HAAM sequence. Since it’s not 100 million degrees in my house, I’ll be looking forward to the flow 😄

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristen! I bet the benches that we visualize look pretty similar 🙂 this time of solitude has many hidden perks! Thinking of you guys and your pupper lady. I can’t wait to share with ya my meditation script vision!

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