Breathing the ball - movement meditation
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees soft.
Now, bending your arms at your elbows, with palms facing upwards, imagine that you are holding a large and light imaginary ball. You may like to think of it as an air-filled beach ball or a fit ball, or it can be visualised as a ball of soft light.
Starting on the next in-breath, let your hands trace around the outside of the ball, gradually coming all the way up to your forehead. You may imagine that you can feel the soft edges of the ball under your palms and fingers. Let your breath be gentle and natural as you do this.
Now, let your hands trace back around the outside of the ball, gradually coming back to where you started… still imagining that you can feel the soft edges of the ball under your palms and fingers … and letting your breath run at its own natural pace.
Now let your hands raise up once again, tracing around the edge of the ball…
On the next out-breath, gently push the ball into the earth… as you are doing this allow the body to slightly sink with the ball by bending your knees just a little bit.
Gently let your hands return to the sides of your body and when you are ready you may repeat the whole movement several more times.
© Lifeflow Meditation Centre 2017
Repeat the whole cycle two or three times, or longer if you wish.
Allow your breathing to be gentle and natural. Do not hurry.
Keep most of your attention on the palms of your hands, as if you can actually feel the circumference of the ball
Let your movements be graceful and dance-like.