I have recently created a new little mindfulness technique for myself, and I find it so powerful that I must share it with you. I call it blood meditation because it requires you to pay mindful attention to your inner blood flow. Here is how it works:
- Set a timer for ten minutes and sit down comfortably with an erect, proud posture and your hands resting on your lap.
- Close your eyes, relax your belly, and start breathing slowly into your heart—and out from your heart (you may put your right hand on your left chest if that helps you focus on the heart within).
- At the tenth outbreath, focus on your blood spreading out from the heart into your aorta and arteries. Be fully present in your blood, flowing with it, breathing with it, enriching all parts of your body with its warmth and nourishment. Feel your blood pulsating into your face, fingers, genitals, and toes. Follow your blood wherever it flows.
- Whenever you get lost in thoughts, guide your attention back to your heart and spread out again with your blood.
After ten minutes, when you are done being in your blood, tell me in the comments what you experienced. Personally, I have found that as my consciousness becomes bloodier, my meditative state deepens radically.