Release stress in less than a minute.
Call me simplistic but the most effective way I've found to ease stress and tension is to tune in to the senses. Not just the five basic senses but also the sense of the breath, the sense of yourself as an observer of your experience, along with many other subtle sensations available for us to experience, or sense, in the body. Why does this work? Because sensing inhibits thinking (and thinking inhibits sensing) so the more you tune in to your senses the more you get out of your stressed out thinking mind (and the more caught up you get in thinking, the harder it is to tune in to the present moment). Try it out with the practices below. These are a couple of meditation techniques we cover in the Introduction to Meditation course.
A simple Breath Meditation:
As you breathe, recite to yourself (in your head) the words 'I am breathing in' as you inhale and 'I am breathing out' as you exhale. Continue for five deep (into your belly), slow breaths. Continue as above for another five breaths and see if you can extend your exhale to be longer than your inhale.
Quick Body Scan:
There are many ways to practice a body scan and the time can vary from one minute to an hour. For a taste, start by feeling your feet on the floor. Stay with this awareness of your feet on the floor for a moment before travelling your awareness from your feet, along your legs, to your torso; then move your awareness to the hands, along your arms, to the shoulders, your neck, and finishing with the head. For a 10 minute body scan meditation I've recorded, click here.
Our last Intro to Meditation course for the year is starts tomorrow.
We also offer 1:1 meditation coaching to fit in with your schedule and to get individual tuition in what works best for you.
To learn more ways to release tension and improve energy, focus and wellbeing book in here? Or register your interest in future courses here or contact Nicky on 0422502423 or email@example.com
Happy Meditating :)