New Years Meditation (Live Recordings)

On Saturday I hosted a meditation at Spice Harmony Yoga in honor of the new year transition. This is a time when many of us are hopeful for a fresh start, yet in need of grounding after the intensity that the holidays season often brings.

The session consisted of three segments: a compassion meditation, a interval breathing (Viloma Pranayama) practice and a longer chakra balancing meditation. 

Here are the first two parts as a New Year Gift to You! Each one is about 9 mins long. Fun fact, I also recorded the 30 min chakra balancing meditation but one of the participants fell asleep and was snoring. I'm guilty of this myself at times, so all I could do was smile when I heard the recording. 

This first recording was inspired by a meditative prayer for compassion by Stephanie Dowrick in 'Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love'. I read her words to begin the meditation and then guide a simple process of breathing compassion in to self and out to all beings.

This second part of the session is a guided Viloma Pranayama (Interval Breathing) a simple, breathing technique that can be done at any time to cultivate steady balance. You may also want to grab your favorite essential oil or light incense since there is an aromatherapy portion at the end. It is followed by an opportunity to set an intention for the new year, for a new day...for a new hour even.

Come to my open studio this Saturday

You are Invited 

MALAIKA BROOKS-SMITH-LOWE

NLS Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

Join me this Saturday for my public open studio at NLS (Kingston, Jamaica) where I'm the current resident artist. I am now halfway through my six week residency. I have been working on a project that looks at the impact of migration on childhood using my grandfather's story as a starting point. I explore memory, migration and love using tactile methods that employ photographic ephemera, wood, glass and lights. This experience has been all about experimentation for me and I am excited to share where that has led me so far. 


Free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks.

Saturday, January 10 2014
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

New Local Space (NLS)
190 Mountain View Avenue
(876) 406 9771

 

ABOUT ME AS AN ARTIST

I am a Grenada-based artist of Jamaican/Grenadian descent. I've exhibited work across the Caribbean at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Trinidad and Tobago), The Fresh Milk Art Platform (Barbados), SO((U))L HQ (Jamaica) and other spaces. I hold a BA in studio art from Smith College (Northampton, MA). 

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