Awake & Evolve: Cycle 4 – Wave Flow Meditation

The fourth cycle of Awake and Evolve workouts focuses on energizing and lengthening the muscles to improve athletic performance, with a meditation component to improve concentration and mood.

Wave Flow Meditation

To begin meditation find a quiet place. If it makes you more comfortable use a cushion under you bottom or chair to support your spine in an erect yet relaxed posture.

Close your eyes gently and find your natural breath pattern.

Fill your body with breath as you let your mind begin to relax.

Begin to notice what thoughts, sounds, and feelings arise. As each though comes up try to allow it to go like the waves of the ocean. Allow each inhale and exhale to flow like a wave. Imagining the flow of waves in the ocean, focus each breath on one flowing wave, in and out.

Draw your attention more and more in to the breath and away from the passing thoughts. Remain present, yet relaxed with each flowing breath. Feel each breath rise and fall in a wave rhythm.

Stay with this wave flow of breath for 5-10 minutes. Notice the effects of this mindfulness practice.