Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life; we put together this wedding day meditation to help you enjoy a stress-free wedding day. Even though you might feel like you have a million things to do, allow yourself the gift of five minutes of meditation. I’ve photographed countless weddings as a San Francisco wedding photographer, and I’ve seen how challenging it is to stay relaxed. I remember how exuberant and overwhelmed I felt on my wedding day…it really helped to take a few minutes to center myself. When you take the time to relax and center yourself, you’ll enjoy the day even more!
Take a moment to settle. Close your eyes, feel your sitting bones rooting into the chair or cushion you’re sitting on. Feel your spine lengthening as you stretch the crown of your head towards the sky and the base of your pelvis towards the earth. Place your attention on your breath, noticing the flow of the inhale and exhale, making each breath slow, steady, and luxurious.
Scan the body beginning at the feet, and notice any areas you feel tension. Imagine you’re sending the energy of each breath into those areas. You might see that energy as a color or as golden light. Relax the shoulders. Loosen the muscles of the face and jaw, letting the lips part slightly. Soften the eyebrows and the forehead. Keep the breath slow and steady, and if you find your mind wandering, gently bring your attention back to your breath.
Now place your attention on your heart. Imagine there is a radiant light glowing within. Fell the love and warmth of this light spreading through your whole body. Next, visualize you and your partner surrounded by your family and friends, the community of all those you love who also love you. Imagine each of them has that same radiant light glowing from within. See the light from your body expanding, while the light from their bodies also expands until that light fills the whole room.
As you see yourself and the people you hold dear surrounded and bathed in this light seal it with your intention for your wedding day, a blessing of joy, heartfelt connection and fun. Now imagine all of this wonderful light pouring into your body through the crown of your head, raining through to your heart center and filling you up with that joy connection and fun. Take three deep breaths. Enjoy the bliss of this feeling.
When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. Remind yourself that your day will be magical, in its own perfect way. Even if things don’t go exactly according to plan, know that this relaxed and blissful feeling is available to you throughout the day. Carry it with you and enjoy!
Wishing you the very best on your wedding day…hope this pre-wedding meditation helps you feel calm and joyful on this amazing day!
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