Full Moon Meditation
Breathing Back To You
The full moon is supposed to heighten the mind, amplifying conscious thoughts along with pulling sub-conscious ones into the surface/conscious mind. Meditating during the full moon provides the opportunity to connect with our inner wisdom and with nature. Full moon meditations are a highly effective means to tap in to the luminous lunar energy and harness the energetic power of this moon's light.
Here is a simple Full Moon Meditation exercise to follow:
Imagine the moonlight enveloping and purifying your entire body, mind and soul.
Sit comfortably in a space where the moonlight is visible.
Close your eyes and feel the moon's energy fill the room as well as your body.
Focus on your breath and also the intention you've set for the night.
Imagine the moonlight enveloping and purifying your entire body, mind, and soul.
Slowly bring your attention to the room and then open your eyes when you feel ready.
The full moon is a great time for letting go of what's no longer serving you.
Following the full moon meditation, set aside some time to journal and convalesce from the experience. If you are ready to experience a facilitated one-on-one full moon meditation with Alexa Shackelford; or if you want to participate in a group full moon meditation sponsored by Breathing Back To You; then give us a call today!
During the full moon, divine energies extend down from the heavens towards planet earth eventually hitting the human body, which acts like a communication channel among you and the divine. When the human body is filled with spiritual energy; the size of your energy channel, also known as meridians or nadis, gets heavier allowing a lot more energy to circulate in a faster rate. Divine energy also cleanses the chakras and activates them. The final outcome effect is spiritual empowerment.
If relaxation is not the end goal of full moon meditation; it is always the byproduct at a bare minimum. In the 1970’s, Herbert Benson, MD, a researcher at Harvard University Medical School, coined the term "relaxation response" immediately after conducting research on those that practiced transcendental meditation. The relaxation response, is an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction of pressure/stress within their sympathetic nervous system.
Since that time, reports on the relaxation response have documented the following short-term advantages to the nervous system:
Increased Blood Circulation
Lower Coronary Heart Rate
Slower Respiratory Rate
Less Overall Stress
Reduced Blood Cortisol Levels
Feelings Of Well-being
In Buddhist philosophy, the ultimate benefit of full moon meditation is liberation of their mind from attachment to things it cannot control. The liberated or enlightened no longer wants or clings to experiences; but instead maintains a calm mind and sense of inner harmony.
Below is a quick method explaining how to do full moon meditation:
Sit or lie comfortably under the full moon.
You may even desire to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
Close your eyes.
Make no effort to control the breath…simply breathe naturally.
Concentrate on your breath and on your body with every inhalation and exhalation.
Notice the movement of your body while you breathe.
Relax your chest, shoulders, rib cage, along with your stomach.
Focus on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity.
If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Do this meditation for 2 to 3 minutes to start; and then try it for longer periods.
There are various other full moon meditation tactics. For example, an everyday full moon meditation practice among Buddhist monks focuses directly on the cultivation of compassion. This involves envisioning negative events and recasting them in a certain light by transforming them through compassion.
You will find many common types of meditation practices at Breathing Back To you:
Full Moon Meditation
Root Chakra Meditation
Spirit Guide Meditation
Meditation Retreats Near Me
Spiritual Retreats Near Me
Full moon meditation is a way to train the human mind in the same way that fitness is an approach to training the body. Full moon meditation encourages you to observe wandering thoughts as they drift past your mind. The intention is to not get involved with all the thoughts or even to evaluate them; but rather to make note of each thought as it arises.
When you meditate, you can see how your thoughts and feelings go in particular patterns. Full moon meditation can wipe away depression, bringing with it inner peace. Full moon meditation does not involve pushing away negative thoughts or pretending you never have them. Instead, you notice and accept them and then peacefully let them go.
Stress is a main trigger for depression and full moon meditation can alter your reaction to all of those feelings. Full moon meditation trains the brain to hold sustained attention and also to return to that attention when negative thinking, emotions, and bodily sensations intrude. Full moon meditation was found to change certain brain regions that are specifically linked with depression.
Full moon meditation can also help prepare the brain for stressful situations. For example, meditating for a few moments before a doctor's appointment or social situation can help alter the brain and body out of this stress response and into a state of relative calm.
Men and women who meditate often report improvements physically, mentally and spiritually. To begin a full moon meditation practice, you need to find a peaceful location under the moon, far from the phone, television, friends, family members as well as any other distractions. You'll find there are a number of different techniques to meditate. Give Breathing Back To You a call and start your Full Moon Meditation journey today!