The 3-minute breathing space is a meditation “to go” which you can practice several times a day, wherever you are. It helps you to ground yourself and come back to the present moment. You can use this practice when you feel stressed or overwhelmed or simply need a short break.
In this meditation Silke invites us to befriend our the body and the breath, observing and following the movement of the breath and in this way anchor ourselves in the present moment. It is normal that sooner or later, we get distracted by thoughts and without worrying about it, time and again we bring our focus back on the breathing.
The body scan is a journey through different parts of our body. We consciously perceive bodily sensations and explore them with curiosity and a friendly inner attitude. The aim is not to relax. We simply notice what is here, moment by moment. Whenever the mind gets distracted, we bring it back to the body. Choose a calm place for this practice where you feel warm and where you are undisturbed.? Find out more about our activities at www.brusselsmindfulness.be/agenda.
In this meditation we focus our attention on different senses, first sounds, then thoughts, bodily sensations and emotions. Like leaves that are passing by on river, we observe our thoughts passing by, without getting entangled in the storyline.
In this meditation we gently scan our body moment to moment, one part after the other. Whenever you are distracted simply notice where your mind has gone and gently bring it back to the movement. We are not striving to feel any particular sensation or to relax, but simply explore our body with curiosity and kindness.
In this meditation we start by noticing how things are in the body and the mind. We then picture a beautiful mountain in our mind's eye and start tapping into the steadiness of this mountain as the seasons come and go. We can use our posture to start feeling as solid and steady as mountain. At the end we use positive neuroplasticity to install this experience in our brain by enriching it and letting it sink in.
In this meditation we start with 3 gentle stretching movements to get in touch with our body as a gateway to presence. We then change into a lying or sitting posture and choose an anchor. While concentrating mainly on this anchor we welcome everything that comes with openness and kindness. like the weather thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations come and go, but our awareness is vast and steady.