It’s been great weather lately. However, in hot weather temperaments as well as temperatures can soar, quickly knocking us off balance.
By popular demand here is an easy meditation that can be done daily at a time that suits you! By giving yourself five to thirty minutes of space daily, this beautiful meditation can leave you feeling more centered.
Sit up tall. If you are not sure what tall means, try sitting on the ground with the legs straight out in front of you. Place your hands underneath your buttocks and feel for your sitting bones. Wiggle around from side to side, backwards and forward until you can easily locate them. Once you have found them, remove the hands and remember this is where you should put the weight. The body is ingenious, and if you have the weight even on the sitting bones, it makes sitting up straight a whole lot less effort.
Now, cross the legs, or if you are unable to sit cross-legged, sit on a chair, but again be on the sitting bones.
Shoulders are relaxed. Scan the body and notice any areas where you may be putting unnecessary tension.
My star tip: I can be a fidget and move around when meditating. What I now do is place a light yoga foam block or light book on my head while I meditate. This stops me from fidgeting and helps my posture!
Next bring the fingertips together in prayer pose, level with the breastbone. Relax the shoulders and neck. Close the eyes. Slowly inhale for the count of five, then hold the breath for the count of five, and finish the round by exhaling for five. Continue inhaling for five, holding for five and exhaling for five. If five is too much for you, start with a lower number and gradually build the time up to twenty.
The important thing is to dedicate five to thirty minutes daily to meditation. You can even do it twice a day if that feels right.
If you aren’t sure about how to breathe, correctly go along to a yoga class, and the teacher can instruct you.
The beauty of this meditation is that through counting the breath, you don’t have a chance to think!
If at work, find a quiet corner on your lunch break and do this meditation. You will probably go back to work feeling refreshed!
Try this meditation for at least forty days and let me know how you get on. You should feel some benefits after even just the first session.
For more life-changing ideas check out my new book The Busy Person’s Guide To Everyday Enlightenment by Janey Bowyer. Available worldwide on Amazon in paperback, or in electronic form via Kindle. You can also buy the book directly from me!
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