Are you tired of hearing that meditation is the cure to everything that ails you?
I get it.
You’ve tried meditation many times but sitting still in silence just isn’t your thing.
Try as you might, you just can’t quiet the incessant mind chatter and you end up more frustrated than when you started.
And, sitting cross legged with an erect spine on the floor really isn’t realistic for your tired and tense body.
What if I told you there is an easier way?
What if the goal of meditation wasn’t to stop having thoughts but rather to create space between your thoughts so they are not spiraling out of control?
What if you could rest comfortably while doing it?
To me, meditation is about rest.
Physical rest, mental rest, emotional rest.
We begin to quiet our minds by supporting our body in positions of comfort and ease.
Our bodies communicate with our brain that all is well thus activating our relaxation response.
When we add a mantra or affirmation, listen to a guided relaxation, or do some focused breathing, we gently take control of our thoughts and guide our minds to rest as well.
Then the magic happens.
We end the session feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
And, this, of course, motivates us to do it again.
Today, in honor of World Meditation Day and Mental Health Awareness Month, give meditation another try.
Watch this short video on Meditation Made Easy
Then, listen to this 10 minute Guided Relaxation while you rest.
If you fall asleep, that’s OK. It’s exactly what your body needs and you will still receive all the benefits of meditation.
Just 10 minutes of self-care through meditation is a beautiful way to support your inner well-being so that you can be a little happier, a little freer, think more creatively, and have a new energy for life!