End of Summer Meditation Practice


We are entering the dog days of summer and its a really good time to create balance in our everyday lives. The beginning of the season is all about outward energy. We feel the excitement of summers presence, take weekend trips to the coast and enjoy late dinners and gatherings with friends. Its normal in the earlier part of summer to get less sleep, take on exciting projects and enjoy as much time in nature as possible.

As we shift into the later stage of the season, most of us need to check in with ourselves a bit more and slow down. Have you noticed its getting darker a little earlier now? This is a great cue from nature that its time to start drawing our energy inward. By now a few of us are feeling tired and restless, wondering how to manage our self care. While its still a great time to enjoy all of the abundance that summer has to offer, its also important to begin slowing down to prepare the body for Autumn.

Ancient yoga teachings are about living in alignment with the season. It is thought that during extreme seasons like summer, it is best to avoid really strenuous activities. A cooling yoga practice is a great way to offset feeling overheated this time of year. Today I am going to share two key aspects of my late summer practice to help you feel calm, get better sleep and take good care of yourself.

Breathwork is one of the most effective techniques for calming down the nervous system, quieting the mind and embracing each moment as it arises. When combined with a simple mudra (sanskrit for hand gesture) you create a very potent meditation that grounds energy and restores balance. Taking a few minutes to practice this meditation will leave you feeling centered, cool and grounded.

The Breathwork: Long exhales

Extending the exhale by 2-3 counts is a very quick way to soothe the nervous system and bring relief to a busy mind. Practice this breathwork through your nose. Start by inhaling 3 counts and exhaling 5. Repeat this pattern until you feel centered.

The Mudra: Jal mudra

Jal means waterin sanskrit. This mudra balances the water element in the body by reducing heat to help us cool off. It has been used to combat dehydration, relieve dry skin and increase moisture levels in the body.


To practice this mudra, touch the tip of your pinky finger to the tip of the thumb on each hand. Hold this mudra for several minutes or until you feel your temperature decreasing.

Below are instructions for the meditation. If possible, set aside 5 minutes a day to practice either in the morning or evening.

Find a comfortable seat.


Take Jal mudra with both hands. Rest the backs of your hands on your knees or thighs, whichever is more comfortable.

Sit up tall and gently close your eyes.


Take a deep inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Repeat that 2 more times.

Now breathe in and out through your nose for several rounds.

When youre ready move into extending your exhales. Inhale 3 counts, exhale 6.

Practice for 5 minutes.

When finished, sit in stillness for a few moments and send some gratitude to yourself for taking the time to practice.

Do you have any end of summer routines or rituals? Tell us about them in the comments below.


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Ashley Neese is a bold soul who empowers women to take good care of themselves. Her holistic offerings, women’s classes, and lifestyle blog guide spirit seekers towards bringing their whole being into each moment so they can heal and be at peace. Ashley works with women all over the world and loves sharing self care tips, spiritual musings, and creative recipes on her blog and Instagram. Ashley has been featured in The Chalkboard Mag, Freunde von Freunden and Pure Green Magazine and is a wellness editor for The Everygirl. Her private healing practice is located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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    Archangel Michael (Channeled by Michael Love)
    July 27, 2015

    Dear ones,

    Your world is about to change in a profound way over the next two
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    “Behold, I saw a New Heaven and a New Earth”. These
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    the New Heaven is dimensions 6 through 12 that you can only traverse in
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    will continue to exist in 3D, 4D and 5D in the same time-space (now
    here) and you will be fully aware of your experience in each dimension.

    We are currently experiencing a steady bell curve in gamma light
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    This intense gamma energy is
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    allowing an incredible amount of cosmic light-data to flow into this
    This is no bad thing and certainly nothing to fear as these new data frequencies bombard the earth and its beings!

    There will be a level of chaos as this new photon data enters the
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    It is proven that gamma light can
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    It’s important to let go of everything that has not served your soul to
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    Most of you are already feeling the steady increase of
    frequency in the body. Many of you have noticed being shifted around to
    new locations, loss of relationships and material things. In some ways
    you may feel totally out of place, alone and even lost.
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    old energies that you have held onto so strongly. These lower
    frequencies have to be transmuted so this divine wave of light and love
    can flow through the body and ground into the core of Gaia. It is
    impossible to take the lower frequecies of repressed emotional trauma
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    body so the light data can flow completely through you and be grounded
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    being you truly are.
    The highest level twin flames on the Earth play a major role in “THE EVENT HORIZON”.

    A great multitude of illuminated twin flame keyholders shall lead the
    way and open the cosmic gates with the intense power of their combined
    love and brings forth this higher vibrational perception called “The New
    Earth and New Heaven.”
    We as the angels in human bodies came to
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    We say that after the first-wave twin
    flame keyholders go through the 5D veil, they will begin their real
    work as male/female teams in the greatest service to others, helping the
    rest of Humanity cross the great Rainbow Bridge.
    We close in saying
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    time so that you can be the best you can be for all!
    The highest teaching in all universes is this:

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    This is all very real dear friends, it’s already happening and will
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    world will now be set free forevermore! The level of suffering and chaos
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    Something has to give at once and it truly already has as billions of
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    The data contained in this message flows from source energy through this vessel.
    I am the great Archangel Michael, The Guardian Angel of Love and Protection who speaks these words to you.
    God-speed to all great beings of light!

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