With Easter Sunday around the corner, it would be good to take a step back, seek solitude, and rest. After all, taking time to reflect and recover can be refreshing. Here’s a meditation script for Easter.
For this meditation, begin lying down. You may rest in savasana, with your legs spread out wide on the mat or bed and your arms resting on either side of your hips. You may also support the backs of your legs with a bolster or rolled up blanket.
Next, feel the weight of your body against the mat or bed. Allow your body to be completely heavy and relaxed, letting go of any tightness or tension. You can deepen the breath to create a fuller sense of expansion and ease in the body.
Now, remember that Easter is all about reawakening the self. Notice if there are any pockets of stagnant energy in your body. After scanning the body and letting it be heavy, notice if any tension remains. If there is tension across the hips, for example, consider it stagnant energy.
Then, send your breath to those areas. You can visualize the breath flowing to those areas. You can imagine the breath, for example, as a radiant, cooling force energizing and reinvigorating those areas.
As you continue doing this, begin to feel the breath revitalizing the body. Allow this breath to let you feel lighter and weightless, letting go now of that sensation of heaviness. With the breath flowing freely across your body, feel as though the body were afloat on a cloud.
Continue to let your prana enrich you. Then, when you feel that your meditation is complete, allow the breath to settle back into your belly and chest. Rest assured that it is always there when you need to feel more refreshed.
Return back to the feeling of heaviness and weight. Wiggle your fingers and your toes. Then, when you are ready, open your eyes.