A lovely relaxing session this week.
In this video, Esther talks you through a relaxing mindful meditation and “body scan”.
With a body scan you move your attention slowly and purposefully through the different parts of the body. You are paying attention to the feelings and sensations. It doesn’t matter what the different sensation or feelings are, (pleasant, not so pleasant) The idea is that you learn to be aware of them.
Body scan is a simple form of mindfulness meditation. As you practice body scan, you build your concentration (much as exercise builds muscle).
Concentration helps you bring your mind to the present, to what is happening right now.
As the daughter of a yoga teacher, Esther started practicing yoga early in life. Esther followed two main training paths: one in Hatha yoga with the Saswitha Foundation in Zeist, Netherlands; the other in the Vinyasa yoga style with David Curtis (who trained under Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller) in Ireland.
She founded EkhartYoga.com to present her classes to an even larger community via online yoga. She says: “Teaching gives me the chance to express my love for life and to share my love for yoga and all the benefits yoga has to offer with others.”
See more about Esther at www.ekhartyoga.com