Metta Loving Kindness Meditation

The Metta Loving Kindness, or Metta Bhavana comes from the Buddhist tradition. Metta means love in the sense of kindness, compassion and an emotion you feel deep within your heart.  Bhavana means to develop or cultivate. We cultivate compassion and profound love within when we practice this meditation. It is one of the first meditations we received in our yoga studies and we are constantly moved by the power it holds.  


We can all agree the world can use more compassion and love!

To begin this practice, sit quietly in a space that feels safe and inspired.  You could sit any way that inspires good posture and a tall spine: in a chair, on a meditation pillow or blanket on the floor or you can lay down. Repeat this mantra until love fills your heart and you feel peace and connectedness (or whatever this idea means to you).  It could take a few minutes or a few weeks. There is no right way to practice it.

 
 

May I be filled with loving kindness

May I be well

May I be peaceful and at ease

May I be happy


Once you have connected to these powerful words, you can move on and send the prayer to someone you love:


 
 

May you be filled with loving kindness

May you be well

May you be peaceful and at ease

May you be happy




Then, send the prayer to someone you have conflict with:

 
 

May you be filled with loving kindness

May you be well

May you be peaceful and at ease

May you be happy



Then, why not, send the prayer out into the world:

 
 

May you be filled with loving kindness

May you be well

May you be peaceful and at ease

May you be happy






xoxo,


Connie and Michaela




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