Finding Refuge in the Body

Can you open your awareness to a sense of ease within your physical body? Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation that invites us to find refuge in the body.

If you want to find a posture that feels relaxed and alert. I'm just taking a moment to settle into the body. Open to any sensations that you can feel.

Sometimes it's nice to drop the shoulders, soften the muscles of the face, relax the belly and feel the bottoms of the feet on the ground, noticing the sensations of pressure of your feet on the ground.

Opening the sensations of the legs, the weight of the body on the seat, sensing that downward pole, gravity. Just noticing whether the belly is rising and falling as you breathe, is the breath shallow or deep? Sensing in to the rhythm of the inhale, the exhale.

Pause between the inhale, the exhale. Pause between the exhale and the inhale.

See if we can explore the body and see if we can identify places where there's a sense of ease in the body. Is there a sense of ease, perhaps softness or lightness, some degree of relaxation somewhere in the body. Maybe there's a sense of ease around the belly, around the heart.

Maybe there's a sense of ease around the legs or the arms and hands. So opening to a sense of ease in the body. Maybe there's a sense of fluidity, spaciousness, or warmth, or coldness.

Allowing that sense of ease to expand, allowing more parts of the body to feel this sense of ease. 

Even enjoying the sense of ease moment to moment. Finding this place of refuge in the body. Sensing this ease in the body. Knowing we can access this sense of ease throughout our day. As we breathe, soften and allow. Maybe live with ease.

Maybe taking a couple of deep breaths, maybe wiggling your fingers or toes, and slowly opening your eyes whenever you're ready.

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