Actor and yoga expert Maude Hirst, founder of Meditate with Maude, helps you learn how to improve your body image in this ten-minute guided meditation
Seen another Instagram post that makes you want to stop eating for a week? The prevalence of social media and airbrushed images, causes us to constantly compare ourselves to other people who let’s be honest aren’t even real.
If you struggle with negative body image, or if you would like to learn how to boost your self-confidence through mindfulness – then today’s meditation is for you. Yoga expert Maude Hirst focuses on how to improve our body image through increased awareness of how we feel about ourselves.
In this 10-minute meditation, Maude discusses how to stop comparing yourself to other people, and learn how to treat yourself with kindness.
Meditation step #1 Sit comfortably
First, find a comfortable place to sit. I like to sit cross-legged. But if you have tight hip-flexors you might like to prop up your bottom with a cushion. Or sit with your back to a wall. Let your knees drop down towards the floor.
Meditation Step #2 Bring your mind back
When you meditate your mind will wander off. Don’t worry, that’s just what minds do. We’re programmed like that, so don’t beat yourself up. The trick is to notice when it happens and bring your mind back to your breath.
This way you’ll create a circular motion. Your mind wanders off. You notice and gently bring it back. No problem.
Meditation step #3 Stay alert
It’s easy to drift off when you’re meditating and you might feel yourself dropping off – don’t. Try to stay as conscious and alert as possible to experience the full benefits.
If you enjoyed this meditation and would like to try more. Subscribe to Maude’s new meditation channel, Meditate with Maude for:
An ongoing daily meditation course that will be added to weekly, creating a library of different meditations for you to practice.
EVERY WEEK you will receive:
– Two guided meditations
– A written article sharing my ideas and thoughts around a theme
– A written meditation for you to practice in your own time
This subscription based course will help simplify and de-mystify meditation for you. Assisting you to begin a regular practice and learn more about yourself than perhaps you ever thought possible. Prices start from £8 per month.
More about Maude Hirst
Maude Hirst is a born and bred East Londoner, currently on a mission to find a unique path into mindfulness for every person she reaches. Maude is an actor, writer, and explorative meditation and yoga teacher best known for her role as Helga in the hit TV show ‘Vikings’.
As a meditation and yoga teacher Maude focuses on helping people switch off from the stresses of everyday life, while lovingly connecting them to their unique expression of who they truly are. Maude’s passion is to create a space for people to sit and observe their inner world, in order to declutter their external world.
Meditation and yoga has helped transform Maude’s life and her aim is to share this gift through her meditation platform Meditation with Maude.
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