Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Meditate Your Way to Relaxation

Feeling stressed or overworked? Take time for yourself especially the moms out there before the school year ends. You may feel like you don’t have the time in your day to fit anything else in. Although for your mental and physical health it is beneficial to take some time for YOURSELF. Don’t worry about everyone else and just clear your head. The best way to distress is to meditate.

There are many different ways to mediate. Since we all get quite busy from time to time, here’s an example of a simple but effective way to mediate. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance.

First, stop all distractions and make clear your mind. Choose a quiet place and sit in a comfortable position. Keep your back as straight as possible to allow your body to stay from getting sleepy. Sit with your eyes partially closed and pay attention to your breathing. Breathe through your nose keeping aware to every aspect of your breathing. Make sure to really be aware of the sensation you get from each breath. With each breath you will become more relaxed. Your mind may seem to be clouded with more thoughts although you are instead becoming more aware of your thoughts.

The key to mediation is to stay concentrated on your breathing; your busy schedule will no longer be on your mind. Your mind will be clear of all the upcoming appointments, and school events and become relaxed and refreshed.

Just taking about ten to fifteen minutes a day to meditate, you will reduce your stress level. You will feel a sense of calmness and a feeling of inner peace and balance.

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