Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7 Ways You Can Meditate

When I was fourteen years old, I began embracing spirituality and because of this, I started to meditate. It was a simple getaway for me because of the mind chatter I had going on in my head and it completely relaxed me. I even got to a point where I would meditate for one hour, twice a day. Later in life, I learned that meditating that long wasn’t necessary at all. Meditation could be very beneficial for you in so many ways.

Understand that, everyone is completely different, so what works for me, might not work for you and that’s okay. Do what makes you happy and meditate the way that you desire. Enjoy this little post of 7 Ways You Can Meditate and it doesn’t have to last longer than five minutes.
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7 Ways You Can Meditate

Go out for a walk. Feel the breeze touch your skin, admire the natural glow of the sun, listen to the birds singing, hear the wind blowing through the leaves and smell the natural fragrance of the flowers. There are so many things to see in this world and nature provides us with the most beautiful scenery. I believe nature is so calming, especially when you go out for a walk just to embrace it.

Sit near water. The sound of the waves at the beach, the sound of the waterfall and the sound of birds swimming on a pond can be very soothing for the soul. I remember when I lived in Waukesha, Wisconsin, there was a little area where some people went fishing and/or some people would just go on a nice walk. I liked to sit on the bench with my mother under some trees, enjoying nature while the sound of the water soothed my existence. It was truly peaceful.

Take a nice bubble bath. At night just before I go to sleep, I sometimes would enjoy a nice bubble bath. Not only is it beneficial for your skin, but it’s very relaxing. There’s just something about sitting in a warm bubble bath that can relax you just as much as a jacuzzi would. You can kick it up a notch by lighting a candle, playing meditation music, and wearing a facial with cucumbers on your eyes. It’s the ultimate at-home spa treatment.

Lay down on your back with your hands and arms right beside you, your feet and legs should be straight and your eyes should be closed. Be completely still for at least 5 to 15 minutes. You can let your mind completely roam through your brain. I never try to control my thoughts because that stresses me out. I personally just don’t believe that what it tells me.

When negative thoughts creep inside my head, I know that it’s not me that is thinking this. I know that sounds a bit weird but it works for me. I learned from somewhere that not all your thoughts are yours. For instance, if someone right beside you is thinking ill about themselves, it can creep into your mind. All the thoughts floating into your mind isn’t yours. A negative thought can’t control how I feel if I don’t attach it to myself.

Listen to music. You can listen to whatever you desire, just as long as it makes you feel good. I never listen to negative music while I’m meditating because it can affect my mood. I sometimes enjoy the sounds of meditation music without lyrics and I have let go of listening to guided meditations because it just wasn’t meant for me.

Get enough sleep at night. Even if you don’t meditate, it’s very important that get enough sleep. Getting a good nights sleep is beneficial for your health in so many ways and it will show in your daily performance. You can function during the day, it will promote mental health and physical health. Sleep better.

Meditate the good old fashion way. Go into a quiet room (or where no one will deserve you), sit down in a pretzel position, chin up, back straight, hands rested on your knees and close your eyes. Just like I mentioned before, let your thoughts roam into your mind. Sit as still as you can. It gets easier the more you practice this. And the more you practice this, the more relaxed you’ll feel.

Love always,
Princess Hiyah
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