Greetings friends and welcome to a basic meditation entitled Breath of Light. This will be a foundation exercise, and one that will have complexity and depth added as we journey further into our meditation practice.
If you are unfamiliar with the basics of meditation, read my article Meditation Basics.
To begin with, sit in a comfortable meditation posture. We will start with a series of 7 deep, diaphragmatic breaths – in through your nose, out through your mouth – filling your lungs and expanding your belly with each inhale.
The breathing is extremely important for this exercise, so find a smooth, natural rhythm. With each exhale, feel yourself expel stress and tension.
Visualization will be fundamental as we begin our exercise. Maintain your smooth, deep breathing, and as you do so visualize pure, white energy being inhaled into your nose. Visualize, follow, and feel the path of that breath – pure white energy in your nose, down your throat, and into your lungs. Now upon the completion of the inhale, hold that breath and picture a glowing ball of energy in your stomach. This is your powerhouse, you are feeding it with this pure energy you are inhaling. As you exhale, visualize this ball of energy radiating and feeding your whole body. Repeat this process; again – Deep flowing inhale, picturing and feeling the white pure energy as it travels down into your powerhouse – as your belly expands with the inhale, the ball of energy expands – Exhale, letting the ball of energy radiate it’s light to the rest of your body.
Maintain this practice for the duration of your meditation. We are still at 5 minutes, however feel free to add more as you feel comfortable.
This is a phenomenal exercise to do in the morning, or when you are feeling drained and tired throughout the day. It will replenish your energy stores, and help motivate you to accomplish your tasks.
I’d love to hear your experience with this meditation! Tell me in the comments below.