Something to Meditate Upon11:51 PM
Too much is unhealthy, unpleasant and destructive. We spend most of our time waking up very early and working until the sun is long gone without knowing that we are collecting stress. Once our system breaks down, we become weak and consequently call in sick to work.
One may be lucky to find his or her time to visit the gym once in a while but oftentimes we are not able to set aside even a single hour for treadmill or the Nautilus circuit. The idea is grueling and by simply thinking about it we wish we can crawl to bed instead and doze off through the night. For those who can’t find time to check the gym, there is another effective stress reliever that does not require a set of new training outfit or a trip to the nearby workout facility - and this is meditation.
A small space is required to become your meditation area. Start by figuring out which part of your room or house can be converted to such. An unused corner of the living room or a part of your study area is commonly suggested. Strip the place with everything distractive like stacks of old magazines, unused home decorations, old CDs and DVDs that you have been collecting for quite some time and sell them off online so you can raise enough fund to furnish this new space.
Take note that you don’t need to break a wallet in setting up. A soft mat, a small tabletop, an incense burner and a centerpiece or an item of your fancy like a vase full of flowers, a picture of calming scenery or a miniature fountain are just the items you need. Utilize this corner once in a while especially when you’re overworked with projects and tasks.
Play a soothing music, burn mellow scented incense like chamomile, citrus or green tea and sit cross-legged on the mat while relaxing your shoulders and focusing your gaze to the object of your preference. Breathe very slowly and clear your thoughts from mundane things and imagine a place that’s relaxing, warm and sunny. Delve into this for a few minutes or more and hold- on to it as long as you can. Visualize exhaling the dark colors of stress and breathing in a soft glowing air of blue. Try this for a few times while maintaining your concentration. You will know you are done once you will feel the lightness of your breathing and the calming sensation setting in. This may take some time to master but once you get the hang of it, this will just flow naturally.