Is there a wrong way to breathe during meditation? Mindfulness meditation is an amazing way to create awareness of our surroundings and find a sense of peace within our lives. Those who are beginners in this practice often get distracted thinking about their breathing. They wonder if they should breathe as they normally would or if they need to breathe a specific way.
From personal experiences during finals week in college and a fair share of office jobs, I can tell you that meditation is one of the best practices to implement into your daily life, not just to pursue self-improvement, but to increase productivity as well.
Another life-savior is mindfulness meditation. Meditation is arguably most effective and least expensive stress-relieving practices. It costs you absolutely nothing and the benefits are countless. Not only will you win your battle against daily stress you will also find yourself to be more focused, grateful, and peaceful.
The secret to happiness: the topic I often discuss with my coaching clients and write about in my articles. My journey on seeking for happiness started nine years ago when I hit the rock bottom. I was depressed, I dropped out of college and had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I felt stuck, without the hope of ever meeting the man of my dreams, and my health also started going bad.
I thought that ‘mindfulness’ was some mysterious secret available only to highly ‘mindful people’ that could happily sit about under a tree for hours being in the total state of bliss. I felt jealous. I wanted in. I wanted to become an Insider of that secret behind mindfulness.
Take these 5 powerful steps to begin living a mindful life. Practice and practice of these steps will get you there. Learning to return to the present moment, whatever you are feeling or experiencing, is the goal that you seek.
Meditating can be as simple as you stopping for a few moments each day to just breathe. You could even do it whilst you boil the kettle, doing the dishes. Or just plonk yourself on the floor of the bathroom just before taking a shower. Or you could carve out ten minutes before you jump into bed each night or find ten minutes on your lunch break. The benefits of doing so far outweigh running round like a headless chicken, feel stressed or out of control!
I’m someone who manages a great deal of anxiety on any given day. This is my go-to tool for managing my inner drama so I can get back to enjoying life. Anyone can do this, no experience necessary. You don’t have to be a “meditator” or like doing it. It’s simple, short, and it works!
Have you ever had the experience where it seems a thought or a quote is following you around? You see it once and think, I love it. Then it pops up too many times for it to go unnoticed...
Meditation is a core practice in a self-care regime. Self-care isn’t just about what we do, after all, it’s about our inner relationship to ourselves. I believe there’s a way to help meditation feel more loving — and less like a fight.
If eternal bliss; total peace and contentment; were as easy as sitting down to one or two meditation practices, I think the secret would be out by now, and we’d all be in Nirvana. But it’s not; it’s a practice. And most of the things that matter to us in life are just that – a practice..!