meditation doesn’t have to be a chore
First and foremost... yes, you can meditate. Many times I have heard how we must find the perfect moment and then when we find that perfect moment to be silent in, there are things that inevitably distract us. Things such as our own thoughts, sounds, sensations, pains, aches, smells, emotions... the list is almost endless.
There are as many techniques as there are quills on a porcupine. Yes, that's a lot and no, I have never stopped to count them... but I do know that there are sure a lot of them.
We can get caught up in letting everything else dictate so us how and why we cannot meditate or quiet the mind. But when it comes down to it, we do have the ability to meditate.
One thing that is good to know is that meditation, even if it is 15 minutes a day is like sleeping deeply for 3 hours. It is an essential part of everyone's daily life. Even in sleep our mind can be very active, but by allowing these few moments of focused, and gentle, awareness in our waking life we can create an enormous amount of room in our lives to allow the new things to enter... new possibilities to blossom and grow.
"If your home is already full of ‘things’, how can you open up space to bring in NEW things?"
guided yoga nidra meditation
Enjoy this little moment of Yoga Nidra. One of the ultimate relaxation technique for releasing stress and tension held in your body. Experience a deep level of relaxation, with this easy to follow meditation and allow your body to restore and balance itself. - Lizzy Hill
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now, breathe out
soften with each breath
allow your body to rest down with each exhale
know that you can meditate
be open for miraculous events to unfold
live in gratitude for everything that presents
thoughts on meditation
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche explains "How You Can Meditate Everywhere, Anytime" – HuffPost - Rise
Yoga Nidra - Meditation & Guided Relaxation
Yoga Nidra "Unwind" is a complete 16 min. training script that can help you relax deeply and touch a place of deep stillness, peace and insight within.
Yoga Nidra is an an ancient form of guided meditation that has been proven effective to reduce stress, tension, anxiety, sleeplessness and many other psychological disorders.
Yoga Nidra induces the mind to transition from the waking state, through the "hypogonic" state (between waking and dream), into dream and deep sleep states. This transition however is not done unconsciously. Using the tool of Yoga Nidra the transition is done with full consciousness and allows the practitioner to access layers of the subconscious mind will clarity and mindfulness. This allows for the release of many negative patterns in the mind to unravel and ultimately dissolve.
Yoga Nidra is deeply nourishing and an essential practice to help us slow down and unwind in the often fast paced modern world.
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