The yoga beginners meditation can be a very special time for the yoga practitioner. People who practice yoga come to me and I ask them: "What do they like most of their yoga session?"
Almost all people say: "The meditation at the end".
So there is an important clue. The last 5-10 minutes of a yoga session seem very important for the participant. Why is that?
Whatever yoga one practices, yoga is a discipline, a system or method that brings awareness to the body, mind and soul with the ultimate goal of unity. It is meditation in itself. Some times it is necessary to prepare the body for meditation by stretching and building strength. This is the physical practice of yoga, also know as Asana.
The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root "yuj", which means "yoking", as in a herd of oxen. In the modern sense it is meant as bringing the spirit and physical body together. Yoga has evolved over many of thousands of years and has birthed over time a wide range of different styles and disciplines.
When one is a beginner of a yoga practice, there is a great possibility that the asana's, the yoga positions, are a challenge. The practitioner does always have much awareness of what is all happening in their mind, body and soul. The session is experienced as just a lot of hard work...which it is. A yoga beginners meditation is then very powerful to give the practitioner time to bring awareness to these areas and recognize the changes, the opening that has happened due to their yoga practice.
I am offering here a possible script for a yoga beginners meditation. Please feel free to try it and use it as you wish. If you have anything to comment or improve on it, please let me know and I will ad it to this page. Thank you,