WHAT IS MEDITATION?
The meditative process is the foundation of a healthy mind, body, and consciousness development.
A simple, regular meditation practice of 20 minutes a day receives benefits almost immediately.
When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, get to know our pain, connect with life and other people better, improve our focus, and we're kinder to ourselves.
Practicing Meditation is a beginning step to actively knowing and working with your conscious. The exercise of returning to the breath builds the muscles of self-awareness and your own orientation to each moment and what is true for you.
It answers the question:
Where am I?
What am I thinking?
What is true for me?
Through repetition, we develop conscious awareness of ourselves and those around us. Over time, it becomes easier and easier to remain in, the present moment—where all our creative juice and inspired action exist.
HOW TO MEDITATE
1. Begin in a comfortable position. With spine aligned, slight curve in lower back and chin slightly down. Begin noticing/watching your breath come in and out of your nose.
2. When you can, notice when you are thinking thoughts or having an emotional experience.
"There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind- you are the one who hears it."
Quote By: The Untethered Soul
3. You have now noticed yourself in active emotions or thoughts as a witness; say "hello" to those emotions/thoughts ~ support them with an acknowledgment: say, "thank you, I see you XYZ."
4. Now consciously focus or direct yourself back to the breath coming in and out of your nostrils.
Four easy steps to a new energetic viewpoint!