The Holidays are here soon! For a peaceful holiday season, try this great Finger Meditation for all ages. Spread the joy: share with Grandma, your uncle, your sweetheart and all the little elves in your life!
LIVE THE HOLIDAYS WITH SERENITY
Yes, it’s that time of the year : sharing, gifting and spending time with family and friends. And if the Holiday season also means stress and anxiety for you, that’s normal too!
To live the best of the Holiday season, make sure you make time for self-care! Make a little time each day just for you. Sit quietly for a few minutes in your bed before getting up, take a walk outside before you cook, plan to go to a yoga class after gift shopping … One word: Time for You!
Here is a beautifully simple meditation : Finger Meditation!
Fit it into your day –once, twice (or 3 or 4 times!). And share the joy: show the Finger Meditation to the people around you, young and ahem… younger.
It’s simple and sweet: all you need to do is count on your fingers! My 2 year-old yogini is learning to count, and loves this.
Finger Meditation’s long and deep breaths help calm the nervous system. Perfect to keep you in balance this crazy busy Holiday Season!
HOW TO DO FINGER MEDITATION?
Ready to count yourself to the clouds of your inner landscape?
Here we go!
How to Finger Meditate?
– Sit comfortably, or lie down.
– Take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
– Make a gentle fist with your hand, and exhale.
– Inhale and count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 as you unfurl your fingers.
– Exhale and count as you fold your fingers back into a fist: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
– Easy peasy! Keep it up!
– When you are ready to stop, take a few deep breaths.
– Open your eyes !
Finger Meditation is a gorgeous variation of Sama Vrtti Pranayama, Rhythmic Breath. I love this Finger Meditation. It is more tactile than the classic version (in which you count in your head), and kids (and adults newer to Pranayama and Meditation) love it!
On your marks, set, countdown to Meditation!