Metta Practice

In the Pali language Metta means loving-kindness. Metta practice is the art of cultivating an attitude of  loving-kindness towards oneself and others. The practice is accompanied with phrases to help us pay tender attention. As a dancer, I include gestures with the words.

here it is…. We will begin the Metta practice towards ourselves.
May I be happy {open the arms out wide to the side}
May I be safe {fold the arms around the torso like a hug}
May I be healthy and strong {reach forward wth both arms as if pushing gently through the air}
May I have peace {bring the hands towards the heart in prayer position}

repeat three times/or as many times as you need to feel calm.



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