Meditate With April
(Part 1 found here)
Meditation is another dimension of natural beauty. People talk about appreciating natural beauty—climbing mountains, seeing giraffes and tigers in Africa, and all sorts of things. But nobody seems to appreciate this kind of natural beauty of ourselves. This is actually far more beautiful than flora and fauna, far more fantastic, far more painful and colorful and delightful.
~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Welcome to Wednesday, and your weekly opportunity to take a look at the natural beauty within.
We hope you love what you see.
We know we do.
For the second week of our meditation practice, you will come to lie on your back, either with the feet on the floor and the knees up, or (if comfortable) you can bring the soles of the feet together and knees wide.
This technique is similar to Apa Japa from week one, but with a little more awareness on the inhale. It also asks us to go a little deeper in the observation.
Special note: lying on the back can often help us have a deeper experience, noticing the movement of the breath, since we are not using muscles to help us sit upright.
This technique take about 7 minutes. Try to practice every day.
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April Puciata has been teaching in NYC, Washington DC and New Jersey for over 15 years. The founder and creator of Beyond Om, she has taught trainings throughout the US and leads retreats all over the world. She is passionate about yoga, travel, writing, seva, and helping students stay inspired. She is honored to be offering the first 200 hour teacher training in Cuba at Mhai Yoga Retreat Center in June of 2018. For more information about April you can visit her website aprilyoga.com and follow her in Instagram @aprilyoga_beyondom and Facebook at April (Puciata)
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