Love + Gratitude Meditation
This love and gratitude practice is meant for those starting a practice, those who are getting back into it, or those who just want a shot of something that emotionally feels good. To focus your attention, we will silently say love, a short word on the in-breath, and gratitude, a longer word on the out-breath. Why? Having a longer exhalation helps to release the calming effects of the parasympathetic nervous system. There will be a series of questions that you will ask yourself before we silently meditate for five minutes. After the meditation is over, notice how you feel. In the background, you will hear the sounds of soft, gentle waves.