We’re back for the second half of this round of meditations. This is the beginning of Week 8.
Imagine the number 8. Trace its shape in your mind. The line moves up and around from the center and circles round back to its point of origin, then loops down below and circles back around. It’s a befitting design as we begin again… circling back round again.
In many ways, the second half of the practice revisits and builds upon the themes of the first half, week by week. In the same way that Week 1, Smile, explores goodness, receptivity, and positive intentions, Week 8, Asana, explores the body and its inherent goodness.
The body is a vessel. It receives. It receives all day and all night. It receives food and water. It receives the breath. It receives sounds and visions. It receives hugs and smiles. Sometimes it receives and others’ bad moods or their sadness. Your body receives the news of the day and the soundtrack in your headphones. It receives a coat and hat in the winter; it receives warm sunshine in the summer. Your body receives rest… we hope so, anyway.
How is your body feeling about all of this? Have you noticed? Today’s meditation is a light body scan exercise. We’ll allow your body express and your mind to receive; simply being with the body.