We’re currently in the Season of Pisces which means it’s the perfect time to practice letting go of control. We can intentionally try to resist the urge to set deadlines on our dreams, and leave some of our plans open ended, allowing for the universe to fill in the details. Or spend a couple days with minimal or no plans, letting the moment announce what you would like to do. We’re taking this time to tap into our Pisces energy. We may notice that the Pisces in our lives tend to be dreamers, wanderers, and in a constant meditative state. That’s why this season’s meditation practice is extra juicy.
Pisces energy reminds us that we are spiritual beings that just happen to be in human form. It is a time to just watch sensations within, letting them pass instead of reacting to them. This is truly the practice of letting go of control. To hold space for these sensations, sit with feelings, truly feel them, and then release them is a practice of training the conscious and subconscious mind to not react to events both internally and externally. We’re literally training ourselves to chill the fudge out.
We’ll practice body awareness this season and start with 5 minutes at a time, working up in time to potentially get to 30 minutes. While in the practice, become completely immersed in the sensations that arise and let all other sensations fade into the background.
- Lie in a comfortable position, relaxing the entire body.
- Release any excess tension you find yourself holding in your face, neck, or shoulders.
- Take three deep rounds of inhales + exhales. With each exhale, continue to relax into the floor.
- Start to bring your attention on one area of your body.
- Begin to ask yourself what sensations arise in this area.
- You can label the sensation if you would like. Recognizing it as warm, cool, calming, awakening, etc.
- Resist any urge to judge these sensations.
- Release the sensation. It is through conscious acknowledgement and without reaction that we will learn through this practice to eventually release these sensations without resistance.
- Move onto the next area of your body, working your way through spending around 5-10 breathes on each area until your set meditation time comes to an end.
If you would like you can organize this practice by starting from your head down to your toes or working your way through the chakra system. This meditation is immensely beneficial with training our minds and bodies to not react to external situations. We learn that all energy is temporary.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this meditation practice or if your practicing a different meditation during this season. Share with me in the comment section, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or on Instagram (@onedreamyyogaflow).