Mother Natures Way of Bringing Us Peace
There are many reasons why people meditate. For some it is part of a spiritual journey and has to do with expansion of awareness and how they perceive and experience life. Some simply want to relax, and this benefit of meditation is self-evident. Other people are interested in the benefits of meditation for health and general well-being.
When meditating it is important to find a quiet relaxing place free of clutter. Where clothes that are not too restricting. You can either sit on the floor with a mat or pillow or you can simply just sit on a chair.
One of the reasons why people don't meditate is because they think it has to be more than what it really is. Meditation is just getting into a relaxed state so you mind kind process more clearly.
Here are some of my favorite ways to Meditate when you are in any situation
A favorite ways to meditate for many is laying down. Laying on your back with your legs propped up at a 90 degree angle, relaxes every part of your body. With your body totally relaxed, you can just focus on your breathing. Meditating on your back opens your mind easily for visualization. Visualize who you are striving to be, where you want to go, and how your life is being planned out perfectly.
We may be in situations where meditating is hard to practice. Using a montra can really focus you back to center. A montra is a group of words repeated over and over again. Touch each of the top of your fingertips one at a time while saying your mantra can allow your mind, body, and spirit to reconnect and center yourself. If you can't say your mantra out loud, then just simply close your eyes and say your mantra while touching your fingers one at a time. This is a great way to teach kids to relax when they are at school and with friends.
The fist step with meditation is allowing yourself to be able to relax. Some people struggle with sitting on the floor. Meditating on a chair allows you to open up while being very relaxed. Hand placement in this position is really important. Hands facing up allows information from above and around to enter your thoughts, while hands down on your leg allows you to focus more inward and self discovery.