Welcome to Connections. These meditations will support and uplift your experience of meditation. We practice meditation for all sorts of reasons—some of us want to center ourselves from the business of the world, or find relief from our thoughts, or calm or thinking to help discern choices to be made. Meditation is also a great tool to connect with the joyfulness which is innately part of us, and to connect with the Divine Essence, or something that is larger than ourselves.
The Connections Meditation program offers you total of 130 minutes of seven different guided meditations. The tracks range from 13-28 minutes so you can select the one that’s perfect to support you.
Each session takes you deep into an inner space for connection, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Brenda Rose’s soothing voice makes it easy for beginning meditators to connect and gives the experienced meditators an enhanced practice as well.
While there are wide and varied schools of meditation, there are a couple of universal principles which go across all of them. The first one is to keep the body comfortable. If you’re not physically comfortable, then you’ll be fidgeting, the body will be complaining and the mind will be chattering . This is definitely not conducive to meditation! The body needs to be comfortable in order to facilitate deep internal connections. It is important to be sitting for meditation unless you’re physically unable to sit. So sitting, while it may seem obvious, is indeed a very important aspect to consider when meditating.
When being led in meditation, people often hear the phrase, “Take a comfortable seat.” What does that mean? Sometimes, when we think of someone meditating, we conjure up in our minds the picture of someone seated on the floor in a cross-legged position, with her arms outstretched so her hands are on her knees and her index finger gently touches her thumb. And that would indeed be a great way to sit for meditation, but only if this is a comfortable seat for you. So it’s available to you, but it’s not required.
After you attempt each track, then you can pick and choose which ones are really effective for you on any given day. You can decide which themes, and which overall experience you want to have. Then Brenda Rose encourages you to go off-track. Try and run through the steps of each track in your head, at your own pace, creating your own, individual track. It is like the difference between going to yoga class, and then practicing one day, on your own, at home.