Tapping into our heart space, practicing gratitude and compassion is a simple way that anyone can connect more deeply within themselves and carry that into their relationships with others. The gassho meditation is very simple and can be easily practiced alone or in a group. Try this delightful meditation to feel more connected and gain more clarity.
What is Gassho?
Gassho is a Japanese word that literally means bring two hands together. The basic hand position (Mudra) would equally be called prayer hands in English or Anjali Mudra in Sanskrit, the primary language of yoga. No matter what you choose to call the hand position symbolically all three share the idea of being in service, showing respect, carrying goodwill for one another, or holding gratitude. The hand position is often used as a greeting or as a ritualistic gesture. Most likely you have already experienced this gesture in some form.
What is Gassho Meditation?
Gassho meditation is a simple form of focus that is a very popular practice in the Reiki Tradition (Energetic healing art). Gassho is considered to be one of the three pilars of Rieki as taught by Dr. Mikao Usui , the founder of the modern Reiki Practice. It is said that Usui Sensei practiced this meditation daily and taught its power of love and connection to his students.
5 Simple Steps to Gassho Meditation:
Tips and variations:
Remain lighthearted throughout the practice and tune into your joy.
Chris Loebsack, 500 ERYT
Photo Below- Educator Karen Iracane in Gassho, by Chris Loebsack
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