We are thrilled to have Positively Positive host our “Feast on Gratitude.” This is a three-day meditation practice—today, tomorrow, and Friday. These meditations are perfect for this time of year, but feel free to use them any time you need to open space and allow more gratitude to flow.
I hope you take this time to find stillness and silence and allow my dear friend Dave Romanelli and I to guide you.
Context for our first day: An incredibly elegant homeless woman lives near Dave in NYC. She warms her food on a gas burner on the sidewalk; she sits beautifully tall and holds so much grace. He told me about her, and his observation of her appreciation of the smallest aspects of her experience as the source of her grace.
With this sitting, we’ll practice opening the interior space, locating the sweet flow of our breathing, and consider one aspect of life for which we can be grateful. Then we’ll notice where that gratitude resides in our body and use our breathing from within to open that space of gratitude.
Practice being a “gratitude champion”—the ability to consciously know gratitude, expertly expand gratitude in your body, and practice states of gratitude, so your cells can experience direct healing in any moment.
Find a quiet spot and listen to today’s 13-minute guided meditation.
Please share with us how you express gratitude and how this meditation experience is for you.
Elena Brower is a mother, an author, a teacher, and co-owner of Virayoga in NYC, a destination studio for travelers and New Yorkers alike. Her first book, Art of Attention, an artful yoga workbook, is in its second US printing and its second translation. Influenced by alignment-based Hatha, Kundalini, and Yin yoga, Elena offers yoga as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. She is always honoured to collaborate with fellow teachers and thought-leaders, and her classes are a masterful, candid blend of alignment and attention cues that speak to body, mind, and heart. As an Executive Producer of On Meditation, she’s helping curate a film that takes us into the lives of meditators to introduce and inspire practice.
Dave Romanelli fuses ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, jazz, fine wine, and gourmet food. His collaborations with chocolatiers, jazz artists, chefs, and sommeliers spread “the art of wellness” beyond the gym or yoga studio and into everyday life. Dave’s debut book, Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment, reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave’s new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. You can check out his workshops on GaiamTV as well as his show Yeah Dave! on uLive.