A moment of silence is the order of the day!
The world is changing and there is so much going on outside of our front door. Each day the news, social media and everyday issues expose us to stress and negativity.
Because of these changes it is important for everyone to find a moment of peace.
Studies have shown that 90% of happiness does NOT depend on the exterior circumstances but on the way our brain processes whatever is going on in our life at any given moment.
If this is true, it is necessary to have the ability to calm your mind and relax your body.
The origins of mediation can be dated back to ancient Egypt (Kemet). Mediation and yoga poses can be found on the great walls of the hieroglyphics. Did our ancestors know something about mediation, that we don't?
The benefits of daily meditation are vast. The art mediation or stillness is often viewed as a habit of highly positive people, suggested as a means of coping with stress and anxiety.
Thousands of studies have shown the positive impact that meditating has on our health and well-being.
Mediation benefits are:
Lowers Blood Pressure
Quiets the Mind
In proved Focus
Assists with recovery from injuries ( Yes, this is true)
Helps with addiction
Let's Get Started!
Mediation can be done anywhere. I prefer to find a quiet space where I can be alone. However, if I'm in the bed, I'll meditate there if I feel compelled too.
Turn on some relaxing music. I often visit YouTube or Apple Music for Om mediation music, spa music, tuning bowls meditation and rain music. Find "tunes" that move you. Be sure to create an playlist to use for future meditations.
Now, find a posture that you feel comfortable with. This can be the traditional crossed leg pose, sitting or laying in your chosen area.
Breathe..... Start by breathing in through your nose. Allow the breath to raise up from your lower genitalia region and continue to the top of your head.
Hold the breathe for the count of four.
Exhale through the mouth, pushing the air out to the same four count.
Wait four second then repeat the process.
Your mind will be busy, but allow yourself to focus on the breath.
Start off with an 5-10 minute meditation a day, then work yourself up to an longer mediation session. I like to visualize my goals or focus on something such and releasing any negative experiences or emotions that I have experienced that day.
Be gentle with yourself, mediation takes time.
If you find that mediation seems difficult, this is an indication that you need to a little bit of stillness in your life.
Embrace something new and start your path to wellness today!