I Should Be Meditating with Alan Klima: Guided Mindfulness Meditation and Discussion
Summary: Sit down with Alan for guided mindfulness Meditation, talks, and questions answered to keep up a constant connection and reminder to be present. Each meditation contains tips, tweaks, new and surprising approaches to how we can pay attention, with many new takes on familiar practices like breath meditation, body awareness, loving kindness, and spiritual inquiry. It is perfect for a meditator looking to pick up new tools to investigate their experience so that we stay interested and inquiring, and mindfulness meditation stays fascinating.
Learn mindfulness on whole body breathing, a very deep meditation that gains us access and sensitivity to the body. It can also be deeply healing.
Meditation that prepares the body and mind for sleep, using a guided body scan leading into a guided rest in a natural effortless awareness. Great as a regular sitting meditation when we are stressed and over-energized too!
One of the first, best tools that a meditator can acquire is an awareness of attention itself, and a way to experiment and play with, and investigate, attention. In this guided exploration we will develop a taste for attention and an awareness of some of its behaviors.
Today's guided body scan meditation is medium-length, definitely enough to sink very deeply into awareness of the body. This is one of the fundamental practices of meditation, because it sensitizes us in a way that helps any other kind of meditation we do. Mindfulness of the body helps us come out of excessive thinking, deal with moods and emotions, and expand the range of our awareness of sensation ranging from pain to the most subtle sensations. This flexibility is of utmost importance to the curious and inquiring meditator, and sensitizing the attention to the subtlety is of immense importance down the road.
This 10 Minute Guided Mediation on the Breath gets us directly in touch with our feeling presence and resets the day, readies us for the day, or prepares us for night.
There is more to breath meditation than "Pay Attention to the Natural Breath." This talk explores some of the ways to play with and experiment with the breath that are equally "mindful" as the more common instruction, and have surprising extra benefits. This talk goes with the last guided meditation and helps start the inquiry into our experience through breathing.
This Breath Meditation is much more effective and enjoyable than simply "paying attention to the breath." Find out how much fun and fascination is possible with this mindful breathing meditation. Just follow along.
When we are assailed by thinking, it seems like thought is big and we are surrounded by thought, engulfed by thought. Or even when the mind is just plain noisy, this meditation helps really experience the smallness of thought and gives us a clear perspective on thinking. With this meditation on space and thinking, the big problem of thought, worry, stress, and monkey mind is put in its proper perspective, as a small thing that arises inside of a bigger space.
Every meditator encounters the challenge of rampant thinking, and the stresses it sinks into the body and the many ways it colors our experience. Coming to clarity, however, does not mean to stop thinking. In our first audio podcast, I get the chance to introduce the heart of meditation and I look forward to many, many more times we can look into this together. Thank You For Listening! To get more ISBM meditations sent directly to your device as they become available, you can subscribe as soon as the podcast becomes available on iTunes. If you have any questions about meditation, mindfulness, life, head on over to AskMeditationQuestions.com! And lastly, if you can find it in your heart to do so, I would appreciate it so much if you could make a few shares of this meditation to spread it around the world. It takes me a long time to make this, put it online, write, etc. so if this helped you please do give a little back with some quick shares with these convenient elegant buttons below: