In this fast paced society, it is becoming more and more common to experience stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, many people tend to wake up already worrying about their infinite to-do-lists.
As soon as they wake up, they are already panicking. They worry they are late or don’t have enough time to fit everything into their schedule. They carry this feeling with them until night when they get into bed.
There’s no need to say, this is extremely dangerous and unhealthy both for body and mind.
Today, I don’t want to dive into the reasons why people are stressed, or talk about the negative side of how this society works and harms our wellbeing. We already complain about this enough on a daily basis. And that’s not healthy too.
Today, I want to offer you a quick and effective solution to deal with stress and anxiety. A method that you can introduce to your daily routine and use to calm your mind. You can do it in the morning before going to work, in the afternoon, before going to sleep or whenever you prefer.
The best way you can do this is by playing the video at the top of this article or click here.
It’s time to introduce our calming meditation:
- Go to a quite place. A room in your home or a place in nature. Find a comfortable position, either seated with your legs crossed or on your heels with the knees together. If you prefer, you can also lay down.
- Close your eyes. Feel the sitting bones rooted into the ground below you and the crown of the head drawing up towards the sky, lengthening through the spine.
- Notice the sensation of the hands resting on the knees and the feet in contact with the floor. Feel the air against your skin. Observe any sounds around you. Notice any smells in the air or tastes in your mouth. Connect to all of the senses.
- Bring your awareness to the breath. Start to notice each inhale and each exhale. Let your breath be however it is. Begin to notice the movement of the breath in your body. When you breath in, the body expands, when you breath out, the body contracts.
- Now bring the awareness to the top of your head and start to scan through your body. Starting from the head, through the neck, the shoulders.
- As you draw your awareness down notice if there is any part of the body which is holding any stress or anxiety. Is there anywhere that you can just soften and let it go?
- Keep moving your awareness down to the belly and hips, softening and relaxing each area where you are passing, until you reach your toes.
- Now release your current breath and start to breath in for a count of four and exhale for a count of four too. Keep doing this for as long as you wish.
- To come out of the meditation, simply come back to your natural breath. Notice any difference in your breath or any difference in your mind.
- Start to bring some movements back into your body, rotating your head or wiggling your fingers. Feel connected to your true self and feel ready to go back to your day.