13 May Fitness and Meditation
Zone out and Zone into meditation.
I LOVE meditation and have only really discovered how it works and the benefits of it very recently. Thanks to a variety of many different apps available it makes meditating very easy. I tune in waking up, walking to work, on my lunch break or on the way home from work or just periods where I feel myself starting to escalate and become a little anxious. I would very much recommend that everyone should practice it frequently to prevent yourself from becoming burnt out.
Tips for meditating:
Sit in a relaxed position (this is different for everyone) it’s advised to sit crossed leg with a straight back, although this may not feel normal for everyone. So relax in the way you find relaxing, if this is lying down with your eyes closed, child’s pose or even downward dog.
Step 2.Slow your breathe, inhaling through your nose, exhaling through your nose. Repeat x5 times. Relax your shoulders, relax your jaw, your stomach muscles and your hands and feet. Scan your body and relax every part of your body from your head, shoulders, stomach, ankles and toes. A lot of tension is kept in your heart, this time when you inhale and exhale breathe into your heart and release the tension it may be storing. Repeat this x4
If you are experiencing anxiety it is usually because you are thinking into the future. repeat strongly “I am safe, I am strong, I am grateful” this exercise will lead you to be grateful for things you may have forgotten to be grateful for. this exercise will leave you in a better place.
“I am calm and I am relax” speaking in the present tense convinces yourself that the action and formation has already occurred.
Now slowly bring yourself back from the exercise…slow your breath, and bring your focus to your hands, wiggle your hands and feet bringing yourself back into the room. be grateful for the experience.