Are you one of those many people that find it hard to relax the mind?
I talk in my online programmes about mindfulness and this word seems to become more popular with a variety of practitioners holistic as well as clinical. Its all about being in the now and not thinking of anything. . .how can we get to this stage? Well a few simple triggers I have taught in my meditation classes and Mind Body Spirit workshops has helped people to just simply stop thinking and just breathe and focus on relaxing the body first. Here is a simple 5 minute meditation that may help you along the way. . . .
To start you will need to find 5 minutes in your day which will be un interrupted quiet time. Sit yourself in a comfortable chair or if prefer to sit on the floor then do so, refrain from lying down as we want to keep alert at all times. Close your eyes and take 8 deep breaths, count to 5 slowly then hold for 2 counts then breath our for 5 slowly. Focus on your breathing and your heart beat becoming slower, now breath normally and feel your body from your toes up to your head completely let go of any tension and imagine your breathing out all the tension from your body.
Once you feel your body parts have let go of any tension feel your body floating like a wave in the ocean, if any thoughts come into your mind just acknowledge them and then focus back on your visualisation of your body floating in the chair for a few moments. Now feel your body grounded back into the chair your body is weighted in the chair. Your feet are heavy on the floor or if seated on the floor your sitting bones feel heavy on the floor.
Take 2-3 deep breaths and open your eyes, sit for a few moments before you get up slowly to finish of the rest of your day. . . . . . ,.