Monday, April 24, 2017

Meditating in the Office

Sometimes, we are frustrated and stressed out at work. However, by meditating, we can feel less overwhelmed and feel more at ease. Before going to work, you can meditate for five minutes and this will make room for some relaxation time. Also, you can meditate in the afternoon during your lunch break. When you meditate in the office, you can use a timer and set the timer for five minutes or ten minutes during your lunch break. In addition, you can look at landscapes and animal wallpapers for a few minutes. If you have permission to change the computer settings of the screensaver, you can set your screen saver to nature scenes such as flowers, the beach, the rainforest.

Another way to meditate in the office is to bring a few items that will help you meditate such as a desktop Zen garden, meditation fountain, or a small plant. By decorating your office with small items, it will remind you to meditate for a few minutes. Always do breathing exercises for one or two minutes by inhaling and exhaling. You can listen to guided meditation that can be found in YouTube. Last, you can plug in headphones and listen to classical music, instrumental music, or other music that will help you stay calm at work.

If you are short of time and would like to meditate at work, you can pick one quote from a Web site, book, or from a bookmark and read the quote out loud. Nonetheless, just by looking at family photos or photos of your family pet will make you feel less stressed at work and will remind you of your loved ones that are waiting for you at home. For more ways to meditate in the office, here are links about meditation in the office: 

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

National Meditation Month

The whole month of May is dedicated to Meditation. You can celebrate National Meditation Month by going on meditation retreats, trying a new meditation technique, and reading more about meditation. Meditation can help you with depression, insomnia, anxiety, and with other health issues. Meditation helps the mind and the body to relax and to heal itself. Always ask your doctor or health care provider before starting meditation with movement such as Yoga, Tai-Chi, and meditation with slow movement. 

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Monday, April 10, 2017


Contemplation is when you ask questions to analyze your problems. This type of meditation is used to set goals and to find what we want in our lives. The first step is to write your feelings or thoughts on paper. The second step is to write down the advantages and disadvantages of making your decisions. Next, you write a list of questions.

By writing, we reflect on our lives and we use our intuition to solve any problems that we may have. In addition, you can use a quote, a question, or a poem to contemplate. You connect your feelings and your intuition by practicing this form of meditation. Also, this will help you listen to your heart. You can let go of any painful emotions that you might have from the past.  After everything is written on paper, the paper can be shredded or teared. This helps to release any built-up emotions.

Last, you can keep a journal by your side which will help you write down all your feelings and thoughts. By practicing this meditation, you will be more aware of what needs to be changed or what needs to be improved in your life. Furthermore, you will feel motivated and feel good about all the positive events that has happened in your life and put all your past behind you. 

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Walking Meditation & Labyrinths

Walking meditation helps you forget about any problems or anything that is on your mind. It helps you concentrate more on your surroundings and be aware of nature. This form of meditation can be done in the morning or in the evening. It can be done indoors or outdoors.

You can walk slow or you can walk fast while doing breathing exercises. Also, you can walk and say positive words. You will notice objects that you had not seen before and you will enjoy everything that you see in nature.

The walking meditation can be done through a labyrinth. Labyrinths have a spiral or a circle path that makes you be aware of your own feelings and thoughts. The labyrinth has one path. It has no broken paths. Once you reach the center of the labyrinth, you can meditate more or give thanks. Avoid any distractions that you may have. 

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Basic Steps of Meditation & Visual Meditation

Before meditating, you can follow these basic steps. First, find a quiet place. Second, use a timer to keep track of your time to meditate. Third, be comfortable. Use a chair, cushions, or a Yoga mat when you meditate in the sitting position. If you are laying down, make sure you have a pillow or a rolled towel. Also, make sure you wear comfortable clothes and consider the temperature of the room. 

Meditation can be done in the morning or before bedtime. It can be done before doing sports or other activities. It can be done at any time. One form of meditation is called, Visual Meditation which helps you imagine yourself achieve your goals. This meditation requires practice and concentration.

However, once you meditate, you will feel the difference in how you feel and will feel less overwhelmed. You will forget about your problems and feel less stressed. Visual meditation helps you be aware of your thoughts. It can be used to help solve any problems. In addition, it helps you to be more creative. If any negative thoughts should appear, always change those thoughts into a positive thought. You do not have to meditate for one hour to get the benefits of meditation. By meditating a few minutes each day or every week, you will feel calmer. Thanks for reading this post.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Basic Information about Meditation

Meditation is an ancient form of relaxation. It can be done through silent prayer, contemplation, and with movement exercises. Some movement exercises are Tai Chi, Yoga, and Walking Meditation. Every form of meditation requires concentration and patience. Meditation can be done anytime of the day. It is recommended to meditate in the morning or before bedtime. 

There are many purposes for doing meditation. It can release tension, it can make you feel happy, and it calms the mind. In addition, meditation has some health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure, clearing the mind, and by helping your sleep pattern. Meditation can be done by sitting down, laying down, or with a slow movement. Last, meditation can be done with some breathing exercises, saying words or phrases, and with the use of sound.  

For more information, I recommend reading Teen Mental Health Meditation, by Andrew Moore, published in 2009, which has some helpful techniques to meditate.  Also, I would recommend reading Web MD and Mayo Clinic for more health information regarding meditation. Thanks for reading this post. 

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