Meditation was the soft place I fell 7 years ago when my resilience was challenged in ways I never anticipated. If your anxiety and stress are zapping your energy and your resilience I can help. If you've found meditation off-putting in the past, try my free Meditation & Mindfulness Series.
doTERRA's Grounding blend is so versatile, I use it for meditation and any time I need to come back to myself. Made with tree and root oils, this blend is pure magic. I recommend putting it on the heart chakra and the soles of the feet before meditation or whenever you need some grounding. It can help you counter feelings of disconnection, instability and tap into your inner resilience.
Learn more about this amazing blend and try it out with a Grounding Body scan...it's a game-changer!
This doTERRA blend is one of my favorite oils to use when feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Rub it into your temples before meditation. Roll it on to the wrist creases or the bottoms of the feet for extra grounding. Can you tell, I use this one for more than just meditation? Oh yasss.
Learn more about this amazing blend, and try it out with this Whole Body Breathing practice. You'll be feeling better in no time...
This doTERRA blend is one I use during yoga, but it also doubles as an excellent support during meditation. Made with Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus and Melissa, it will lift your heart and your spirit to a place of joy and optimism. It's a scent I love to return to again and again.
Try this relaxing body scan with Arise oil the next time you need to cultivate a little calm for yourself!
Known as the oil of creativity, Citrus Bliss® is a perfect companion for meditation and visualization. A deep inhale from the bottle ahead of your practice is lovely, or you can dilute and apply to the solar plexus to tap into your seat of personal power. I also like to diffuse it before yoga or any other spiritual practice. This blend contains Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clementine and Vanilla.
Try this guided visualization with Citrus Bliss® if you're missing the beach and need to recharge your creative energy.
Frankincense invites you to connect with the more enlightened side of yourself and is wonderful during mindfulness practice. I like to put a drop in the palms of my hands, rub them together and inhale deeply. If your mind wanders during meditation (and it will)...it's lovely to come back to the scent as your anchor.
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This doTERRA blend contains Spruce, Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Myrrh, Arborvitae, Nootka Tree, Thyme and Citronella. If your thoughts are less than forgiving for others or yourself, you may want to try a few rounds of Loving Kindness Meditation with this oil in tow. I like to roll this on my heart chakra ahead when I need to connect with patience, compassion and empathy.
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I am not a teacher, expert or coach. But I am a person who found a way through. My experience with meditation came from needing to create space in an increasingly uncertain world, where fear and worry dominated my days.
The resources I am sharing have been ever faithful companions--rocks to cling to in the storms of life. I struggled to commit to meditation for years until I found a program called Headspace. One of the greatest things I've learned is that showing up for meditation on the good days, is precisely what helps you show up for meditation on the bad days. Is it easy to show up and meditate every day? No. Is it worth it? Yes.
My two favorite meditation apps are Insight Timer and Headspace. I'll go through them briefly here; feel free to reach out with a message if you have questions about my experience with both.
Headspace - is wonderful app for a beginner who is looking for more guided meditation practices that help structure your experience. There are courses that cover specific topics like Stress management, anxiety, sadness, self-esteem, anger, navigating change, loneliness, happiness, and even pain management. I love this app for the streak feature, and how it lets you "buddy" with your friends who are looking to improve their mindfulness. You can send encouragement right through the app. There are also sleep support programs that include: wind-downs, sleepcasts, nightime SOS's and sleep music. I got to sleep every night listening to a Sleepcast. My faves are: Midnight Launderette, Rainday Antiques and Sandy Cove. Headspace has some FREE content currently due to the Pandemic so it is worth checking it out; otherwise it is a membership I will continue to support as it has supported me so much over the years.
Insight Timer- is FREE. Just let that sink in. So much free content in terms of meditations, music, talks. The community piece in this app is lovely and you can sign up and follow people you jive with to see what they are meditating to. You can also message your friends directly in the app. This app has the most amazing free meditation timer that comes with zen-d out tones or music and you can add "mindfulness bells" to your timer. I love this feature for Reiki self-practice to remind myself to move hand positions! Insight Timer has a premium option that I am exploring this year. It give you access to Courses, hundreds of courses that I love exploring. If you've been looking for reasons to cut your Netflix and Chill hours to explore something deeper, this may just be for you. I am loving my investment in the premium portion of this app and I like that it helps support the teachers who put their content into the app.
The best part about meditation is finding what works for you and then doing more of that. I have created a few practices that I find support stress reduction and relaxation.
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