Explore the five koshas, or layers of being in this meditation.
The five sheaths include:
Each layer takes you deeper into your true inner Self as you rest in a state of joy and pure bliss.
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One of the main benefits o meditation and turning the mind inward is the ability to mindfully witness thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Tara Brach calls this our superpower. Mindful witnessing is having the ability to know you are aware of being aware. You become a neutral observer of your own life. The witness place inside you is simple awareness, the part of you that is aware of everything.
Our gateway to a deeper sense of peace, freedom, and joy is understanding that you are more than your thoughts and emotions. The ability to witness without judgment allows you to respond from the heart and enriches your spiritual life helping your thinking-mind to gain clarity and confidence.
Listen as Mary shares her journey and a simple practice to strengthen your inner witness.
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In this meditation, you will expand your awareness and notice physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings in the present moment. Witnessing the present moment is our superpower as humans.
This practice helps us remember that we are more than our sensations, thoughts, or feelings. We also practice noticing without judgment and living a more mindful life.
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Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
While yoga studios are often relaxing, quiet, climate-controlled Zen environments, nothing can beat warm sunshine on your face, a gentle breeze on your skin, and the smell of cut grass and its coolness under the soles of your feet.
In this episode, Mary shares 5 benefits of practicing yoga outside the studio or home.
The magic of yoga is that it can be done anywhere at anytime.
Mary and Megan Reuther met onsite to talk about the benefits of outdoor yoga for a Wellness Wednesday segment on Hello Iowa. Listen here: https://who13.com/hello-iowa/wellness-wednesday-outdoor-yoga/
Check out where Mary will be teaching outdoor yoga next on her Special Events page.
Body scan meditation is a good way to release the physical tension you might not realize you're experiencing. It is a mindfulness-based intervention and involves paying attention to parts of the body and bodily sensations in a gradual sequence from your feet to your head.
You are invited to lie down on a comfortable surface or sit in a chair with your legs uncrossed and feet flat on the ground.
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