Bridal Meditation One: Thought Clouds

We are kicking off the five-part Bridal Meditation Series with a simple and relaxing two-minute guided meditation.

My clients often tell me that they struggle to meditate because they don’t know how to stop their minds from buzzing, which is why I like to start any new meditator with a short relaxation that gives the mind something specific to focus on, and by default relax.

Today’s meditation will help you release your thoughts and worries using a simple visualization that allows you to watch your thoughts arise and then float away, as gently as puffy clouds in the sky.

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This exercise is a great way to begin your meditation practice as it gives your mind something to do, while simultaneously allowing you to release each thought as it enters your consciousness.

Remember that the benefits of meditation include:

  • Alleviating stress
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Boosting confidence
  • Improving creativity and focus

I don’t know about you, but stress, anxiety, and lacking confidence & creativity sound like wedding planning side effects to me!

It’s realistic to expect stress in your everyday life, especially during wedding planning, but how you deal with it can make or break your energy, emotions and engagement experience.

Ignoring your stress won’t make it disappear, rather you will feel more frustrated and overtime absorb that stress into your physical body causing a whole host of other issues (we’ll dive into that during our fourth meditation).

Fortunately it is simple to address and alleviate your stress using mindfulness meditation, which will allow you to relax, recharge and feel empowered to be the best version of your beautiful bridal self that you can be.

Thought Clouds ~ Bridal Meditation 

Why You Want This

Because if your mother-in-law says one more thing about your bridesmaids dresses …

Why You Need This

Learning how to release your thoughts not only helps you to relax but it can stop those thoughts and feelings from becoming dark thunderclouds that have a more longterm impact.

How To Get Your Fiancé On Board

Just give him a heads up that you need 2 minutes of quiet time.

What To Do Next

Set aside two minutes to do this guided meditation, for at least three days between now and next Friday.

I will take you through this quick meditation in the video below, but here is a quick summary so that you know what to expect:

  1. You will find a comfortable seated or lying down position. Anyway that allows your body to completely relax is fine by me.

2. Next you will close your eyes and begin to take long inhales and exhales.

3. As you breathe it is likely that thoughts will begin to appear in your mind, and you might feel a little restless or emotional. As a thought or feeling arises, imagine placing it on a soft, white cloud and watch the cloud float away into the endless blue sky.

4. Don’t worry if you continue to think, simply send each thought up into the blue and watch it float away. Overtime you will notice that you have longer spaces of clear blue sky in between those thoughts.

Ok, enough chit-chat. Take a seat, press play and let’s meditate together.

The Meditation

Did you like this meditation? Once you’ve tried it I’d love for you to share your experience in the comments below. Was it easy for you to visualize your thoughts floating off with the clouds or will it take some more practice?

Yours With Floating Love,

Jennifer Dene xox

 

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