“Light Practice: Sitting in a Globe of Light”

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September 6th, 2021

By: Eileen Yager, MD

Sit upright, close your eyes. INHALE through the nose, visualizing white light descending from the top of your head down your spine to the heart level. EXHALE through the mouth, visualizing sending golden light out through your heart, in all directions (360 degrees). You end up sitting in a globe of golden light. Do the breathing for 5 minutes, as often as you’d like.

This practice is very relaxing. If you prefer, you can both inhale and exhale through the nose. Also, you can drop your shoulders with each exhalation, if you’d like.

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I am Dr. Eileen Yager, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I run the Integrative Pain Management Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado for kids mostly with chronic pain. In 1990 I was on the founding faculty of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Center, and Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer was my boss then!