Observe Nada Yoga with Reggie Hubbard (and his gongs) on Wanderlust TV: his new sequence ‘Nada Yoga: Union By Sound‘ is a 10-part sequence which you could apply free of charge if you reap the benefits of our free 14-day trial.
I bear in mind once I first began meditating, I had so many questions….
What if I do it incorrect?
What if I can’t get my thoughts to cease considering?
What am I speculated to be doing?
Why can’t I cease specializing in my foot that’s falling asleep?
As a meditation trainer, I at all times attempt to bear in mind to supply totally different suggestions and methods in order that college students can see that there are other ways to apply meditation and that it’s okay to undertake a apply that serves your apply wants. What’s most essential is creating common intervals to pause, take a list of our somatic and energetic wants, and fortify ourselves in accordance with our compassionate inquiry. That’s the focus of this meditation journey.
The journey’s basis is predicated on the premise that the goal of meditation is bringing the thoughts into proper relationship with itself—invoking a way of ease in order that consciousness can broaden, the thoughts can calm and we will start to expertise life with extra grace and subtlety. And the journey is rooted in my formal coaching in mindfulness by the MMTCP program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, infusing components of nada yoga, the yoga of sound.
Mindfulness pairs the ideas of increasing non-judgmental consciousness and lovingkindness. Let’s outline consciousness because the facet of consciousness that bears witness to our human expertise with out judgment, however merely takes discover. And let’s outline lovingkindness (metta) as unconditional love–for self and others. The purpose of metta meditation is to awaken our connectedness to all life. If mindfulness is that this capability to see clearly, metta is the capability to satisfy what is going on with kindness and caring. Sabene Salassie likens metta to the heat and energy of the solar–which illuminates all, which thaws all, and permits us to see issues with extra compassion. The heat of metta permits for restore and reconnection. One other facet of metta to contemplate is that it’s the response of the woke up coronary heart–a high quality of consideration and discernment about what your wants are, and how you can reply in mild of these wants.
That understanding types the premise of my sequence on Wanderlust TV, “Nada Yoga: A ten-part Meditation Journey“. Over the course of this mindfulness journey, I start with some basic meditation methods and definitions, and about midway by the sequence I introduce totally different sounds (crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and gongs) to intensify your connection to states of consciousness that emerge when the thoughts is calmer. Nada yoga permits the thoughts to quiet by specializing in sound, then we will bear witness to inside and exterior sounds which may vary from the breath within the physique, blood circulating to listening to the breeze or the sound of silence and stillness.
The sequence is for all ranges of meditation practitioners—from those that have by no means practiced meditation earlier than, to those that apply from time to time, to those that have a daily apply. Benefit from the journey with an open thoughts, inform a good friend, and most significantly, benefit from the likelihood to take a aware pause for one of the best trigger ever: your therapeutic and well-being.
Reggie Hubbard is an internationally-recognized yoga and meditation trainer and the founder and Chief Serving Officer of Lively Peace Yoga. His yoga and meditation apply have served as a sanctuary of peace and perspective whereas navigating the stresses of being a black man on the planet and serving in strain stuffed jobs on the peak of politics. He started practising yoga below excessive emotional misery at work and now shares his apply to all walks of life in service to serving to individuals navigate this factor referred to as life with extra peace and ease.
Reggie has taught Members of Congress, Congressional Workers, main labor unions, main progressive organizations and people from all walks of life—easy instruments for managing stress and bringing peace to thoughts, physique and spirit.
Along with his yoga educating apply, Reggie has held many senior strategic and logistical roles throughout a wide range of fields, starting from international advertising, digital and group organizing, authorities relations, worldwide schooling to Presidential campaigning. He obtained a B.A. in philosophy from Yale College and an MBA in worldwide technique from the Vlerick Enterprise Faculty in Belgium.