Maude Hirst, founder of Meditate with Maude, brings you a 10 minute guided meditation to boost self-awareness and confidence and impact your relationships
In this ten minute guided meditation with yoga teacher Maude Hirst, she demonstrates how to create change in your relationships by understanding yourself better.
‘I want you to begin questioning what it is in a relationship that you really look for,’ Maude says. ‘More specifically – what parts of yourself do you want to be seen by someone else in a relationship.’
According to Maude, this begins with self-awareness and recognizing your insecurities. The road to improving the quality of your relationships starts within yourself.
Maude helps us understand the role that confidence and self-love play in not only our intimate relationships but also in our relationships with family and friends.
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, best known for her role as Helga in the hit TV show ‘Vikings. She is an actor turned mindfulness teacher on a mission to create a bespoke path into mindfulness for you. Discovering yoga and meditation has totally changed her life for the better and she believes it can do the same for you.
Following a traumatic breakup a few years ago, Maude has been on an extraordinary journey of healing and training – discovering the power of mindfulness. Practices that help you switch your awareness from the external world, to your internal world, discovering strategies to rebuild your life in a healthy, conscious way.
Maude is trained in yoga, meditation, intuitive movement meditation, Theta Healing and Reiki and has created her company EnergyRise (www.energyrise.co.uk ) to bring you an array of mindfulness practices in order to cater to your individual needs.
At a time where there is more stress and anxiety in the world than ever before, Maude believes mindfulness is the key to bringing some calm and clarity to your life through simple practices. Empowering you to listen to what truly makes you happy and who you truly are.