Scientific studies have demonstrated that meditation is not only a great antidote to these stressful times, but is also an all-around helper, reducing both intangible psychological states – such as alienation and disconnection and also very measurable health markers such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Also, it makes people more creative and more empathetic while helping them manage their stress and pain better. This, ultimately, means that people who meditate are not only healthier than those who don’t but also much happier and tend to lead more purposeful and balanced lives.
Eat lightly and drink even lighter. Big meals make you drowsy, and coffee makes us agitated. Stay away from them as much as you can but especially during the hours before meditation. I am not even going to mention other mind-altering substances: indulging them usually adds to the burden of stress which meditation strives to eliminate from your life.
Even though meditating in nature is better than meditating at home, if you are like most people, the former is rarely an option. The good news is that meditation can be as relaxing at home (or even on the train 😎).. if you pick the right spot. It should be neither too dark nor too light, relatively quiet and away from traffic or anything that reminds you of work.
Meditation is not a fashion show, so don’t spend too much time thinking when it comes to your clothes. The only thing you need to remember is to keep your clothing loose and roomy and avoid constricting your breathing or your circulation in any way.
Name your “tunes”. Identify the things that replay in your awareness while you’re trying to meditate or do something else.
Expand your awareness. These things may be just the tip of the iceberg: look deeper.
Feel your feelings. Think of the ghost-analogy: the persisting feelings endure because you’ve never allowed them to pass through you and leave.
Notice resistance and attachment. What you resist, persists….so don’t!
Find the wisdom. These habitual patterns have been with you for a long time: they certainly have something to teach you. See what it is.
Get to the heart of the matter. Stick your head into the demon’s mouth. If it’s too traumatic, don’t do it by yourself and ask for some help.
Infuse the stuck place with being. Find meaning in your negative habitual patterns by framing them within the wholeness and completeness of the existence.
The more you practice all the above, the more skilled you will become in detecting negative patterns before you get stuck. Thus, you will grow to become freer and less reactive .
So…Whatever you’re doing, stop doing it right now. Close your eyes, relax a bit, and start breathing slowly while counting your breaths. There. For a moment, you experienced the present in all its majesty.
That is why…YOU MATTER❤️
🔥 𝙴𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝙿𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚒𝚜𝚝 ☯️ Certified Master Life Coach ✨ Co-founder Meesters met Dromen & Talkshow EduCAUTION ⤵️ Let’s Connect ☕️
The simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders for your body and your mind. ❤️
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