Mother’s Day this week! The first few months of this year are certainly flying by.
This year on Mother’s Day, would you like to:
- Have more energy?
- Sleep better at night and feel rested in the morning?
- Get rid of those nasty stress hormones causing you to age prematurely?
Of course, you would!
Well, a daily meditation practice can give you all of that and more.I teach six different ways to meditate and I encourage everyone to try them all and choose the one that works for them.
Many people today have spent so many years operating from a place of fear, or indecision, or simply trying to survive, that they’ve lost their authentic selves. And when you don’t listen to that “gut feeling,” you make decisions that INCREASE your stress, instead of reducing it.
I know that’s not what any of us want, but sometimes making a change, or taking that first step toward a more authentic life, is pretty scary.
Meditation helps you find your inner guidance. Additionally, meditation helps your brain to be as healthy as possible by increasing blood flow, helping to prevent dementia, and building grey matter. Meditating before sleep releases endorphins to improve the quality of your sleep. There are too many benefits to mention here, but the most important thing is that meditation makes a HUGE difference in your life, and EVERYONE can do it! You may think you can’t, but in my experience, everyone can!
When you become more in tune with your own guidance system, you begin to feel comfortable in your own skin; you make decisions that are more authentic to your best interest; you operate from a place of confidence and calm.
Here are a couple of practices that can help you quickly go from fear, anger, or sadness, to a place of calm and ease. Use these as you need them throughout the day to lower your stress levels.
- Take a deep breath in and let it out SLOWLY through your nose. Repeat three more times, making your exhale longer than the inhale. You may want to count – perhaps a slow four count inhale and a long six count exhale. The longer exhale reduces your blood pressure and helps to calm your mind.
- Stop whatever you are doing, excuse yourself, go into the bathroom and lock the door. Now stand up tall, with your feet under your hips, and lengthen your spine. Take a deep inhale and visualize Mother Earth sending you a beautiful healing energy current that comes into your legs, and travels all the way up to your heart. Then, on the exhale, see that healing energy continue travelling up through your torso, neck, and out the top of your head, going very far up into the atmosphere. On the next inhale, bring some of that healing energy down from the atmosphere into your head, your throat, and down into your heart. On the exhale, see it continuing down through your legs and into Mother Earth. Repeat two more times, and get back to what you were doing, feeling a bit more relaxed than you were a few minutes ago.
These are great tools, use them as needed! If you’d like to learn more about this powerful tool of meditation, or if you want to ask your kids for the gift of meditation, click HERE!
Since it’s also May 5, Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Best of Health,