The purpose of the Centering Meditation is to help you quiet your mind and experience your center. In reality it will only point you to who you already are an essence already centered, already at peace. It will also help you to recognize the natural state of a centered mind throughout the day allowing you to focus and feel vital. This is one of the most common types of meditation. You are developing your ability to quiet your mind, an essential resource for healing, transformation, and manifesting.
Centering Meditation Guidelines
1) Posture – make sure your posture is comfortable. You may sit on a cushion, in a chair or lie on the floor. What is most important is that your spine is comfortably aligned.
2) Diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing, is one of the fastest ways to instill relaxation. It fills your body with healing oxygen, stimulates the body’s natural relaxation response and soothes muscle tension. Breathe so that your abdomen expands as you inhale and gently contracts as you exhale.
3) Centered mind When you are calm on the inside your life tends to be calm on the outside. Combining good posture with relaxed breathing and a centered mind allows for the opportunity of feeling calm on the inside. As you quiet your mind throughout the centering meditation you strengthen your ability to access a sense of peace and tranquility in many life circumstances.
Coaching and Counseling
Kim Ward Ph.D. and Hilary Stokes Ph.D., founders of Authenticity Associates Coaching and Counseling, have worked as a team for over 15 years. Their mission is to empower people to achieve their authentic potential. They specialize in bringing the synergistic power of mind, body and spirit to individuals and couples. They are passionate about combining the best of holistic and traditional approaches to realize whole body wellness. If you are looking for a holistic approach to improving your life please contact Hilary Stokes Ph.D. & Kimberly Ward Ph.D. at Authenticity Associates.