Recipes, rituals and other stories to realign the body and mind

In this section of the site you’ll find audios for a range of rituals, including guided meditation, guided pranayama and other guided mindfulness techniques. Most of these audios correlate to rituals from my book, Well Being, so you can find more information on each practice there. These guided rituals are all intended to be super simple and short, but sweet. They will serve you at anytime of day whenever you are in need of a moment of peace or some grounding. When an audio is particularly suited to a specific time of day, it will be outlined in the introduction.

Guided Meditation ~ Body Scan

This practice is in the Nighttime section of my book, as it is an ideal meditation to practice at the end of a long day, to ground and relax before bed. However, you can do this practice any time of the day, if you want to feel slightly more grounded or to take a moment out of your busy schedule to pause and reset. This practice is just 12 minutes long, and as long as you have a quiet place to lie down, it is incredibly easy yet wonderfully powerful.

Body scanning is an easy mindfulness exercise to relax the body, calm the mind and shift attention away from overpowering thoughts. It involves spot relaxing each part of the body by focusing on it for a few moments. It will encourage the body and mind to fully transition from ‘doing’ to ‘being’.

Find out more about this ritual on page 262 of my book, Well Being.

Guided Meditation ~ Chakra Meditation

The chakras are centres of spiritual energy. When we experience imbalances or feel misaligned in our body and mind, often this is a reflection of a closes chakra, one where energy is disrupted or lacking. This exercise focuses on each of the seven chakras to rebalance the flow of energy, and help you to tune into the energy of the body.

Find out more about this ritual on page 158 of my book, Well Being.

Guided Meditation ~ Sensory Awareness

Sensory Awareness meditation is a simple meditative technique intended to reduce stress, align concentration and balance emotions. This practice uses your senses to focus your attention, moving your awareness from sound to smell, touch, taste and sight. This is a versatile practice, and will be different almost every time you practise it, because it is likely that scents, sights and noises will change from one day to the next. Use this technique on mornings when you find it particularly hard to focus, or feel overwhelmed with challenging thoughts, either first thing in the morning or just before starting work, to shift and reset your focus.

Find out more about this ritual on page 38 of my book, Well Being.