posted on Jul, 3 2006 @ 02:22 PM
I think that if you've had a day at work/college/school and are then practising, you need to clear your mind of all your thoughts of that day
(example - that guy really peed me off when he cut me up on my way here!!). Clear your mind of any pre-conceptions about the class, students and
techniques, and try to make each moment of the lesson meaningful so that your more open to learning without clouded judgment.
I can offer two simple meditations for you to try.
1. Imagine that you are sitting in a small boat on an ocean with no land in site, the water is calm and you can hear it gently lapping against the
hull. As the boat rises gently with the waves take a deep breath in and as the boat dips breath out (try to slow the waves and your breathing). The
sky is clear and you feel fantastic just sitting there relaxing listening to the sounds, when you feel completely relaxed then start your warm ups.
2. Imagine your sitting in a garden you can smell the grass and hear the birds singing. Theres a pond or river near by and you can hear the water
rushing by and as you listen more you can hear the wind gently blowing through the trees, this is now the only sound you can hear and as above, breath
with the swaying of the trees, slowing it down till you feel completely relaxed then start your warm ups.
You should find that your far more relaxed and focused when starting your practice.
If you have time, I would still continue with your meditation after your class as you are getting a benifit, I hope this helps with your training and