Following my recent blog post Getting more time from your day I decided a fantastic follow-up post would be based on how to relax, now these methods can take as much or as little time as you have spare!
I’ve been meditating when I feel the need, for the past 2 years because I enjoy it and it really gives my body & mind the time it needs to relax and enable me to cope with life’s ups and downs. I have tried many methods and through research I have found there are many benefits of Medication
- Improved concentration – A clear mind makes you more productive.
- Less bothered by little things – Do you sometimes allow yourself to get upset by little things? It is the nature of the mind to magnify small things into serious problems. Meditation helps us detach. We learn to live in the here and now, rather than worrying about the past or future. We do not worry about meaningless things, but see the bigger picture.
- Better Health – There have been numerous studies pointing to the health benefits of meditation. The reason is that meditation reduces stress levels and alleviates anxiety. If we can reduce stress, many health benefits follow.
- Knowledge of Self – Meditation enables us to have a deeper understanding of our inner self. Through meditation we can gain a better understanding of our life’s purpose.
Lets start with a short poem, this is my personal favourite: A meditative poem is any poem which helps to bring you closer to yourself, to silence, to self-awareness.
Please help me to love
And forgive myself.
Help me to forget everyone
who has hurt me and let them
go into peace.
Ask for forgiveness
from everyone that I have hurt
consciously and unconsciously.
Help me to accept myself as I am.
I am part of your world.
I feel your light within me.
I am Free.
Try out these simple ways to meditate any time of the day.
Light A Candle
Focus on the candle flame and notice all the colours and the way it moves. This will help you empty your mind. Thoughts will intrude, just let them float away. Keep the flame. Start with a few minutes and build it up. You don’t have to do it every night, but some people find the more they do it the more easier it gets.
A Long Bath.
How often do you have those ‘Eureka’ moments? A long bath with no radio or telephone allows the brain to unwind as well as the body.
Giving Freedom to the mind allows it to be creative.
Hypnosis Cd’s or Itunes App
I listen to different types of hypnosis/ meditation apps on my iphone, these are also available as mp3, CD’s or there are some available on the net for free if you look around.
These are my personal fave apps I have downloaded and use regularly
Custom Hypnosis – You can customise this to play different music, session lengths and type of hypnosis, such as restful sleep, improve mood, stop Smoking or lose weight etc. there is a ‘lite’ version also available for free.
Relax Completely A fantastic hypnosis session for deep relaxation by one of the UKs leading hypnotherapists and trainers. Includes beautiful animated backgrounds, video interviews, relaxation tips and web links.
Try going without newspapers or television for a week. They fill our brains with relentless diet of trauma and chaos. (don’t fret, if world war 3 breaks loose I’m sure someone will tell you!).
Listen to music & Read Books. Observe how calm and free thinking you become after a few days.
Much Love xx