Winter Guided Meditation
From Holden Qigong
Start by finding a comfortable position for your meditation. You can either sit in a chair with your feet planted on the earth or lay on your back. If you’re at all tired, it can sometimes be best to sit in an upright position so you don’t drift off to sleep.
Once you’re comfortable, start to take some slow, deep breaths. Breathe in slowly through your nose until your lungs are full of air, then exhale out through your nose. Allow your body to become relaxed and at ease.
After a couple of minutes, imagine that you’re stepping into a sacred pool of warm water that lies in a beautiful garden sanctuary. This is your own, sacred space. You can imagine it to be however you like. There can be flowers, a fountain, music, or whatever else you’d like your sacred space to offer.
As you step into the pool, feel the warm water surrounding your feet. It’s refreshing, soothing, and cleansing.
After a moment, the water starts to rise up to your lower ankles, then your calves, and then your knees. With each inch that it rises, you can feel it cleansing and clearing stagnant energy from your body.
The water continues to rise up to your hips, your lower back, and then your mid-back. Wherever it touches, you can feel it activating healing energy and returning your body to its most healthy state of being.
As the water continues to rise, it covers your arms, shoulders, neck, and then your head. Feel any energies, beliefs, or thoughts that aren’t true to yourself getting washed away. Anything that isn’t authentic is dissolved, leaving you fully and completely connected to your highest self.
Continue breathing and imagine this cleansing process for as long as you like. Remember to take deep inhales and exhales as you embrace the warm, effervescent water. Whenever you’re ready, smile to yourself and open your eyes. Take the energy you just cultivated with you into the rest of your day.