Have you ever heard the quote:
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.”
― Sukhraj S. Dhillon
Well, I guess that you can take at least 5 minutes of your day to just be!
There is a common misconception that Meditation is difficult and maybe a spiritual process only achieved in a Ashram far far away in the Himalayas! Actually, it couldn’t be more far from reality.
(Even though you can go to the Himalayas and spent some time in an Ashram, there are easier ways to learn the process. )
What is meditation?
Meditation is a form of ruling your mind or raise awareness towards your conscious and while doing that, you start reprogramming your mind and start acknowledge how your mind works without judgment and without becoming identified with your thoughts.
Having a rough day? A busy day? Feeling overwhelmed with work?
You should stop for 10 minutes and meditate!
Scientific Research shows that meditation helps reduce stress, anxiety, social-anxiety and increases a sense of overall well being. If you are completely relaxed and stress-free, then your mind will also work more effectively. If you understand your mind you will be able to understand certain behaviors and anticipate them.
How you could start meditating?
5 easy steps so you can start doing right after finish reading this:
1 -Go to some place quiet, leave your smartphone out, find yourself a comfortable sitting position but not so comfortable that will make you fall asleep. The idea is to raise awareness and focus.
2 – Keep your head up high with a tall spine and open your chest.Whenever you feel your body hunching forward inhale and open your chest without judgment.
3 -Close your eyes (well… yeah!)
4 -All you have to do is breathe in and out. Inhale and exhale in a calm and even way. Notice the way the air gets in and out of your nostrils, and the way your belly goes in and out when the air flows.
Easy, Right? Absolutely!
However, within a few moments your thoughts will start to wander. As soon as you notice that your attention drifted away, calmly and without being judgmental bring your attention back to your breathing process. Don’t ignore distractions. Remember that your job is to notice that your mind has wanderer and bring it back again.
Don’t be too hard on yourself when your attention drifts away, remember no judging.
Start small and increase from there.Start by doing 5 minutes a day!
If you have a few minutes in the morning or evening (or both), rather than turning on your phone or going online, see what happens if you try quieting down your mind, or at least paying attention to your thoughts and letting them go without reacting to them.
I do it first thing in the morning before my day starts! It’s easier for me to wake up and sit for a few minutes and just breathe.
And you? Do you do meditation? Have you tried this?
Any tips for other people to use?
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