The premise of this meditation is to find feelings of gratitude in the midst of difficult circumstances. It is especially relevant if you feel like things are falling apart and you’re losing sight of the good. The 17-minute practice offers guided body and breath awareness leading into a visualization that concludes with a meditation on gratitude while holding the powerful Lakshmi/lotus mudra (hand gesture used to help you focus and harness your mental energy.) You may find it easier to stay alert and to hold the mudra while seated comfortably with your back supported, however, this meditation can also be done lying down.
Hannah has been a student of yoga and meditation since 2003 and a practitioner of Ayurveda since 2013. She spent a decade teaching yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings throughout the metro-DC area. In August of 2019, she left full-time teaching to pursue a two-year Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She intends to combine yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda into speech therapy sessions with those struggling to share their voices. While she does not currently teach regular classes, you can study with her online through Insight Timer.