Meditation Technique for Teachers

Grounding: Tree Visualisation

Ideally at this time of year we have time and space to review our year and our lives. We see what is needed and what needs to be cut away in order for new growth to emerge.

Often is is hard amidst family and celebrations to find this time. Here is a meditation to help you really focus the mind so that your inner teacher can shine.

What to do: –

Step 1:
Sit or lie in a comfy position. Start by connecting your roots. Imagine you have roots growing into the earth beneath you, down from your sitting bones deep into the ground. Tap into the source of your being as the energy of the earth. Breath softly and let tension melt away from your face and shoulders.

Step 2:
Now imagine the very centre of your being, along the line of your spine (and of course in the subtle body along the sushumna nadi) from the tailbone to the crown of the head. Simply connect to your core as if this grows up from your roots, branching out into the lungs. Rest in the awareness of simply being and breathing gently.

Step 3:
Now simply invite an image of anything which you no longer need in your life, which hinders you from realising your full potential, perhaps this feels or looks like some old or dying part of the tree which can be relinquished. Allow any words or sadness to come and go, simply follow any sensations or emotions with full awareness, allow yourself to remain stable as this is a great tree – not judging.

Step 4:
Now see that as the old is allowed to pass away, something new may arise and be invited to come unfold like delicate flowers of spring. You may want to imagine this new experience, or new you to unfold in your imagination.

Posted on March 1, 2017