Most of us could stand to show ourselves and others a little more kindness. And I feel that need for compassion is more with the amplified sense of hatred, fear, confusion, and division that’s reflected in my social media feeds.
I ended my last online Yin Yoga class with a short meditation to encourage compassion for ourselves and others and I’ve recorded this short practice to share more broadly.
My hope is that this five-minute meditation will help you find tenderness and kindness for yourself—and spread that compassion to others.
A quick how-to
The practice starts with a short check-in with your body, mind, and breath, and transitions into gentle movement. The movement takes about six breaths: each inhale drawing your hands together at heart centre as you inhale, every exhale opening and stretching your arms outwards.
I guide you through everything you need to do the meditation in the video below, all you need is a few minutes and somewhere you can sit comfortably with your spine straight.