Who mediates? Raise your hand!
If you are one of the many people who didn’t raise your hand, may I ask why? Is it intimidating? You don’t think you have time? It’s too new-agey? All of these reasons are real and legitimate. But I will say, I hope you find the strength to push those thoughts from your mind. Meditating can be as simple as turning off the TV and putting your phone down for 10 minutes. That’s it! OR it can be done on the drive to work, in a line or in class/work. Don’t believe me?
I present to you my two favorite meditation tools. These are what got me into meditation and I am so thankful.
Head Space. Created by Andy Puddicombe, their website has some information and help BUT the free app called Head Space (found on the website and in the App Store) challenges people to meditate 10 minutes a day, for 10 days. I promise it will help with stress, clear thinking and feeling over all refreshed. View his 10 minute Ted Talk HERE
Also Gabby Bernstein. Her books are great but this specific meditation that I do when I start to get stressed or overwhelmed works wonders. In public or at home. Most recently I went to an over-crowded outdoor event in the humidity. Typically each one of those words stress me out, put them all together and you have one unhappy camper. Luckily, I watched this video by Gabby a couple of weeks ago. It cooled me down mentally, and in turn physically because I wasn’t worked up. You will learn it’s recommended for one minute but now that I have practiced it for a while once I start it the stress melts away. Check it out, try it out, and let me know what you think!
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