Mindfulness meditation and yoga go hand in hand. Both are practices that can help us tune into the present moment – to sync up with the reality of our experience. While these two practices are often taught separately, they can be effortlessly integrated. Guided meditation scripts for yoga teachers can support this intertwining.
In this overview of guided meditation scripts for yoga teachers, we will take a look at:
What Mindfulness and Yoga Have In Common
It would not be a stretch to pair mindfulness with your yoga teachings. In fact, mindfulness and yoga have a lot in common. Mindfulness is a practice or state of paying non-judgmental attention to the present moment – without expectation and without trying to ‘be’ anything or to ‘go’ anywhere. It is about being right where we are, as we are.
Similarly, yoga is not about going anywhere or achieving anything. In Sanskrit, the term yoga means ‘to unite’ and so the practice is about finding union between mind, body, and spirit. Yogi and mystic Sadghuru states that yoga also means: “that which brings you to reality.” He continues:
Yoga means to move towards an experiential reality where one knows the ultimate nature of the existence, the way it is made.
These definitions of mindfulness and yoga reveal a common thread beneath the surface of both practices. While yoga might appear to be a physical exercise and mindfulness an inner or mental one, both are actually about being present with reality. Whether seated in formal meditation or moving through a sequence of poses, the quality of our attention can enhance our present moment experience.