morning meditation: sama vritti
As mentioned, pivoting morning meditations to support folks moving through grief, fear and fatigue for as long as it takes. They will still be around 10-15 minutes in length for accessibility. Know that I am here if you need more.
This is a body awareness practice moving between soothing self holds and measured breathing, sama vritti and vi sama vritti pranayama. The 2nd self hold I learned from artist and healer Tiffany Wong, who is just lovely and offers live therapeutic art sessions to unpack decoloniality- what?! I know.
If you are on the frontlines in any way, and I say any way to acknowledge that the front lines are overlapping and concentric circles of mutual aid, it’s important to check in with your health regularly. There are a range of nervous system responses showing up to the stress and pressures of uprising in pandemic conditions, from hypoactive, under-functioning, lethargy, numbness, to overactive responses, hypervigilance, overstimulation. How this looks for you can change from day to day and even moment to moment in emergent or crisis situations.
This meditation is intended to (1) clear a path with you to evaluate where you are and how your body is responding from a place of non-judgment; and (2) guide you through grounding in private space so that energy can be restored to the mindbody.
From here, invest energy in regulating, seeking support and experiencing rest so that you can continue to show up responsibly, in your power and in your process.
If you are seeking deeper support, please don’t hesitate to reach out.