August is my birthday month and I'm delighted to share that I graduated from The Path's Meditation Teacher Training program just in time for the next trip around the sun. This was a long time coming since I first started practicing various styles in 2015. I'm now certified to teach Mindfulness and Compassion meditation around the world!
I'm excited to share my guided meditations with you all and would love feedback! I have been creating these practices using time- and science-proven meditation and mindfulness techniques. Hope you enjoy and benefit from them. Remember that consistency is key to see benefits from the practice in real life.
Some of the meditation styles and techniques I use in my practice:
- Mindfulness of Breath meditation
- Mindfulness of Sound meditation
- Mindfulness of Thoughts and Emotions Meditation
- Mindfulness of Body Sensations (Vipassana Insight Meditation)
- Metta or Loving Kindness meditation
- Yoga Nidra and Non Sleep Deep Rest
Here are a few of my recordings,
Non Sleep Deep Rest, a Yoga Nidra tradition
Non Sleep Deep Rest originates from the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep. This meditation technique is a powerful, science-supported way to slow down our brainwaves and access the deeper states of relaxation - fast. It works by taking you to the border state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, straight to your Zen State, in which we disengage and move away from our thoughts and worries.
Adapted from the teaching of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. This NSDR version is inspired by the work of Neuroscientist Dr. Huberman.
Loving Kindness: 2,500 year old meditation to feel good
Loving Kindness Meditation or Metta in the Pali language, the language of the Buddha, is a 2500-year-old practice for the heart. Metta is a mindfulness meditation that helps cultivate compassion, love and gentle kindness towards oneself first and then the others. A beautiful practice that combines mindfulness of the breath, receiving and sharing Metta through certain phrases that can be adapted to something that resonates with you. Metta is one of my favorite meditation practices, I like to call it a Feel Good meditation.
Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation
Our breath is what connects our body and mind. Give yourself a mindful moment to pause and reconnect with your inner source of peace and strength; to step out of the noise, to stop doing and just fully be with yourself in the present moment. Give yourself this time to practice awareness of the most essential life force - your own breath. This 13-minute meditation reduces stress and infuses everyday activities with the sense of peace of mind and well-being. May it support you throughout your day. Stay well ☀
Ollie Pinn is a California-based meditation guide with globally-inspired practice rooted in ancients traditions of Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Vipassana Insight Meditation paired with latest neuroscience-backed teachings of Mindfulness. She explores and shares simple and effective practices for bringing more calm, peace and well-being to everyday life.
If you are interested in connecting or meditating with me, please reach out from the contact page.