This meditation is one way that I settle down when things can get a little crazy. I also use it when I am short on time. It is inspired by Aadil and Mirra Palkhivala of Purna Yoga. To go directly to the meditation skip to 1:30.
I believe that giving thanks in the form of prayer before mealtime, before preparing a meal, before anything really is extremely important. This practice of gratitude keeps me grounded and happy. For the past few years I have adopted the habit of saying a little prayer of thanks for my feet and legs when I hop out of bed; for the clean accessible water when I shower; for the nutritious and abundant food before I eat; for the fantastic students that I teach; and for my amazing friends and family before we gather. This little habit has resulted in giant shifts of my experiences. For that I am grateful too!
I am grateful for Mother Earth for providing wonderful minerals and vitamins! Here's my Magic Mineral Broth for this week cooking over the flame - Yum!