7 Steps to Discover Love through Meditation


By: Gaia Staff  |  June 21, 2013

It’s not always easy to feel love for yourself. This is one of my favorite meditations to do on days when I feel the need for a gentle reminder to nurture, nourish, and be more compassionate to myself and my process.

  1. Find a peaceful space, either outdoors or a well-lit space with natural light.
  2. Sit in an upright position with your spine long, place your hands upon your heart and begin to breath deeply into your belly.
  3. When you have connected to your deep belly breath, bring the word L-O-V-E into your mind’s eye, and feel the energetic impact of the word in your heart.
  4. Focus on each letter of the word L-O-V-E, as you breathe and notice any vibrations that come into your heart
  5. Contemplate the meaning of love. Enjoy the journey deep within and bring awareness to the meaning of love within yourself. Be open to your intuition, creative ideas, images, feelings, emotions and revelations.
  6. Feel your heart and body fill with loving energy, and release the word as well as any and all meanings, basking in the afterglow of your feelings.
  7. Feel yourself completely surrendering mind, body, heart and spirit to the constant flow of love that exists within you, and bring this energy into each interaction, creation and exchange of your day.

Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Yogini, Lifestyle & Fitness Personality and Published Writer, Zain Saraswati Jamal lives to inspire others toward a life dedicated to health and spiritual healing. A gifted clean-eating chef, Zain is known as the girl who can ‘turn any dirty recipe clean.’  She is the creator of the successful lifestyle blog, Eve Post Apple, and aids her clients in achieving their dream physiques and optimum health with her custom meal plans. Zain has been featured on CTV Noon News Hour, Tosca Reno’s Blog, The Yoga Magazine, as well as in Oxygen Magazine’s Off The Couch Special Issue. Website: www.zainsaraswatijamal.com Blog: http://evepostapple.tumblr.com Facebook: Zain Saraswati Jamal   Twitter:  @zainsaraswati Instagram: zainsaraswati Pinterest: evepostapple


 

Zain Saraswati Jamal

Zain Saraswati Jamal uses her personal experience and knowledge to guide her students to a balanced, healthy place within their minds, bodies and spirits.
Jamal is an Ayurvedic, Holistic & Sports Nutritionist, Internationally Certified Kundalini, Sivananda and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and Personal Coach.
In her hometown of Vancouver, Canada, Jamal works with those struggling to overcome weight issues and/or self-esteem issues, eating disorders, serious illness and who are looking to gain a greater level of overall health.
Raised in an Indian home, Zain Saraswati Jamal received the first teachings of yoga and Ayurveda at the age of five through scripture and a home asana practice. She felt naturally connected to the mystical and metaphysical philosophies, experiencing an innate familiarity, as though the teachings were already a part of her being waiting to be revealed through practice and life experience. Since then, Jamal has learned from esteemed gurus such as Pattahbi Jois, BKS Iyengar, Gurmukh, David Life, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Geshe Michael Roach, Eddie Modestini and other masters, which have helped her to refine her own practice and teaching.
Deciding to pursue her exploration of yoga and meditation, Zain Saraswati Jamal was classically trained in Mysore, India at the Shri K Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Institute (KPJAI) in 1996. She then studied over ten years of traditional Ashtanga practice and teaching before exploring other styles. In 2006, Jamal was drawn to another classical lineage Sivananda. She completed her E-RYT 500-hour at the Sivananda Ashram in Paradise Island, Bahamas as well as three years of deep philosophical study of the Yoga Sutras, Vedas and other scriptures from both the Buddhist and Vedic perspectives.
During this time, Zain Saraswati Jamal discovered the practice of Kundalini yoga in a Sikh Gurudwara and became fascinated by the liberation of movement and the immediate effect that the technology of kriya offered. She went on to study with the 3HO Certified Karam Kriya School in London, England and her own personal practice is a reflection of these classical styles.
In addition, Jamal leads Kundalini Fire Full Moon Ceremonies in Vancouver on sacred land, where women come together to release that which no longer serves and unite in support of one another?s growth and healing as well as other yoga workshops and classes all over the world.


 

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