Gentle Stretch, Meditation, and Journal Prompt with Sara
Join Sara for this feel good practice beginning with some self-massage and work to calm the nervous system. We will follow this with gentle stretching in order to prepare for our short meditation. This practice is gentle and would be appropriate for any time of day you need some calming self-care. If you like, continue the self-inquiry process with one of the two following journaling prompts:
The barrier within …
When I recognize my resistance …
Here is the reading from “Journey to the Heart,” by Melody Beattie.
Break Through Your Resistance
We sometimes resist new lessons. And what we resist the most is likely to be what we most need to learn.
Our Lessons usually come with inner conflict. The action we should be taking, the idea we should be learning is sometimes hidden behind a wall of resistance. There’s a border, a barrier we need to cross to get into the heart of the lesson. Most times, that barrier is within us. Lessons require us to let go of old feelings, old beliefs. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be lessons. We’d already know them. Sometimes, the very thing we feel guiltiest about doing, the place we’re most resistant to visiting, the person we’re most convinced we shouldn’t contact, or the behavior we’re tormenting ourselves most about is exactly what we need to be doing.
And more often than not, the lesson we’re learning is not what we think it is. We need to embrace the surprise element of lift–embrace the mystery of life as it unfolds, as the lessons appear, as we grow and change.
Do what you need to do to break through your resistance. Often that means seeing your resistance for what it is. Remember that the point of greatest resistance is often the place of greatest learning.
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Be sure to listen to your body and move in a way that feels good and does not cause pain. Please leave a comment if you have any questions. This practice can be used in part or as a whole anytime you are experiencing stress or anxiety to help you calm down.
Follow this practice with a Healing Meditation.
Movement and Meditation is a powerful tool to support your healing journey. It is not a substitute for medical care. Consult a doctor or trusted health professional if needed.
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About your host
Sara and Les Raymond founded The Mindful Movement in August of 2016. They are passionate about helping others grow and live mindful, fulfilled lives. They have both experienced profound growth and fulfillment in living a mindful lifestyle. Together they help others live a more mindful life, deepening their awareness and sense of gratitude. They strive to inspire others to live authentically with love and abundance.
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“The past is gone, the future is not yet here. If we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Whether this is your first time practicing meditation, or you have joined the journey with me to deepen or reignite your practice, I am grateful you are here now.
Know that this journey inward may not always be easy, but it can offer profound benefits when practiced regularly. And like any other skill, it takes practice and patience to experience progress.