5 Minute Metta Meditation

By Ally | Meditation

Oct 06

Welcome. I'm so glad you are here.

This 5-minute meditation is a metta (loving kindness/compassion) guided meditation.

This short guided meditation is very beginner friendly and will guide you through the practice of metta in a quick and powerful way. When you shift your energy to one of compassion/loving kindness, it makes a huge impact on the planet and humankind. You can really think of it as healing for the earth and all of it's species as a whole.

Loving-kindness, or metta, as it in called in the Pali language, is unconditional, inclusive love, a love with wisdom. It has no conditions; it does not depend on whether one “deserves” it or not; it is not restricted to friends and family; it extends out from personal categories to include all living beings. There are no expectations of anything in return.

This is the ideal, pure love, which everyone has in potential. We begin with loving ourselves, for unless we have a measure of this unconditional love and acceptance for ourselves, it is difficult to extend it to others. Then we include others who are special to us, and, ultimately, all living things.

Gradually, both the visualization and the meditation phrases blend into the actual experience, the feeling of loving kindness.

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About the Author

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica