Hooters Hall

Meadow Meditations

I like to begin my day with a 10-15 minute meditation in our meadow, the birdsong, buzzing bees and industrious hum of insects makes an ideal focus for sound meditation, my favourite types of meditation.

You can share this experience and make a virtual visit to the meadow whenever you want to with the Hooters Hall Instagram IGTV channel or subscribe to our Youtube channel just click on the Follow Hooters Hall links.

Spend a few minutes meditating or simply enjoy the calmness of a moment in the meadow.

You can also access the videos by clicking on the Meditation Meadow Moments button at the bottom of this page.

To meditate using the videos bring your attention to your breath & then focus on the landscape of the meadow.Start at the foreground then widen your awareness towards the horizon. Focus on colour, structure, and movement in the breeze of the meadow plants & grasses.Follow passing insects as they fly through the meadow. Expand your focus to appreciate the swathes of colour and texture across the meadow.

Bring your attention to the sky, the colour and structure of the clouds and then to the soundscape of the meadow. Don’t label the sounds, experience them as raw sensations. If you find yourself thinking about the sounds redirect your attention back to the soundscape as you are listening to it in the here and now. If your mind wanders too much return focus to your breath.

If you prefer to just lose yourself in the soundscape of the meadow or use it for your own sound meditation practice you can find Meditation Meadow soundscapes on my Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/dr-kim-allen or click on the Meditation Meadow Soundscape button at the bottom of this page.

To meditate using the soundscape begin by focusing on your breath and when you are settled and ready widen your focus. Firstly to your body and the sensation of breath travelling through the body, bringing an awareness of your body as a whole and then bring your focus to the soundscape of the meadow.
Try not to label the sounds, simply experience the raw sensation. If you find yourself thinking about the sounds redirect your attention back to the sounds that are occurring in the soundscape as you are listening to it in the here and now. If your mind wanders too much or you feel overwhelmed return focus to your breath, use it as an anchor to bring you back to the present.