Hello to all of you who have commented on the safe space meditation! This response is coming a bit (quite a bit) late for many of you. So glad you connected with the practice. I hope the series in general is a tool of support where needed. This healing stuff is hero/heroine's work! Much love and respect - xo.
I am not sure why but I had a tremendously strong negative reaction to this - I only managed about 3 mins and then totally freaked out and had loads of awful mental images come up. Have done meditation before so not sure why that has happened
Hi Christina, thank you so much for the feedback. And I’m really sorry to hear that the practice triggered so much for you. Since I First recorded this meditation for Yoga anytime I have changed it a bit. I now offer students many options during the meditation as to where their safe space might be - it might be down in the earth, but it also might be in the open space around a tree or even up in the tree like a spacious treehouse. None of those might be your ideal ‘safe space’, but more options usually help! The hope is to help guide the student towards envisioning (then feeling) a space/setting that feels good/okay for them.
These yoga practices certainly are not meant to trigger trauma. In fact it’s geared to do the opposite. However, there’s always a chance that this work can bring stuff up. (Continued In next post)...