Follow Nada Yoga with Reggie Hubbard (and his gongs) on Wanderlust TV: his new collection ‘Nada Yoga: Union By Sound‘ is a 10-part collection you can apply free of charge while you make the most 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 unsuitable?
What if I can’t get my thoughts to cease considering?
What am I purported to be doing?
Why can’t I cease specializing in my foot that’s falling asleep?
As a meditation trainer, I all the time attempt to bear in mind to supply completely different ideas and strategies in order that college students can see that there are alternative ways to apply meditation and that it’s okay to undertake a apply that serves your apply wants. What’s most vital 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 purpose of meditation is bringing the thoughts into proper relationship with itself—invoking a way of ease in order that consciousness can develop, the thoughts can calm and we are able to start to expertise life with extra grace and subtlety. And the journey is rooted in my formal coaching in mindfulness by means of the MMTCP program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, infusing parts 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 objective 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 top quality of consideration and discernment about what your wants are, and reply in gentle of these wants.
That understanding kinds the premise of my collection on Wanderlust TV, “Nada Yoga: A ten-part Meditation Journey“. Over the course of this mindfulness journey, I start with some elementary meditation strategies and definitions, and about midway by means of the collection I introduce completely 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 are able to bear witness to inner and exterior sounds which might vary from the breath within the physique, blood circulating to listening to the breeze or the sound of silence and stillness.
The collection is for all ranges of meditation practitioners—from those that have by no means practiced meditation earlier than, to those that apply now and again, to those that have an everyday apply. Benefit from the journey with an open thoughts, inform a buddy, and most significantly, benefit from the likelihood to take a aware pause for the very 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 stress stuffed jobs on the peak of politics. He started training yoga beneath excessive emotional misery at work and now shares his apply to all walks of life in service to serving to folks navigate this factor referred to as life with extra peace and ease.
Reggie has taught Members of Congress, Congressional Employees, 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 quite a lot of fields, starting from world advertising, digital and group organizing, authorities relations, worldwide training to Presidential campaigning. He acquired a B.A. in philosophy from Yale College and an MBA in worldwide technique from the Vlerick Enterprise College in Belgium.