Meditation can uplift, it can calm, and it can heal.
It can serve as an instrument of love and of change.
When we choose to sit with ourselves, in quiet contemplation, in an act of self-love, we work in service of change and healing. We become our own gurus, our own healers. We gain insight into our deepest fears, desires, and pain, and we’re able to focus on what is pure and turn around what isn’t serving us.
“With our thoughts, we make the world.” – the Buddha
Inspiration for my meditations comes from everywhere. Most of the time, it comes straight from you – your requests, comments, tweets, and emails constantly provide me with great ideas.
This Meditation for Pain was inspired by my friend Brett Hoebel, creator of 20 Minute Body and a former trainer on The Biggest Loser. You may also remember him from his last appearance on BexLife when he showed us how to maintain strong bellies during and after pregnancy.
Brett working me out in Madison Square Park, NYC last Summer
I was taking one of his insanely hard but even more insanely motivational Flywheel classes in NYC a couple couple weeks ago, and he said something that touched me at my core.
You’ll find his quote that inspired my meditation in the video and in the tweetable below. This is an (unintentionally) extra-long meditation, but I think it deserves the time I gave to it. I hope you love it…
I’m introducing two elements that may be unfamiliar to you in your new or blossoming practice – touch and song.
I realize sometimes that sitting alone in a room, eyes closed, singing and saying affirmations, may feel very silly, but I assure you that it works. It has been a source of healing for myself, and I know that you’ll find some peace and relief from pain through this short, 15-minute break from your everyday stress.
Watch, do it with me, and enjoy!
So tell me what you thought…
Was it weird? Was it awesome? Did it help?
I want to hear from you!
Stay blissed in! xx
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