Sunday, February 25, 2018

Embroidery & Meditation

One of my favorite pass times was to do embroidery. I would spend several hours embroidering dragonflies, letters, and any other design that I would find online. Embroidering can be another form of meditation. It helps you focus on the patterns or the design that you would like to create onto a t-shirt, pillow case, or any other item. While you embroider, it will keep you busy while you choose the colors for the different elements and patterns.

In addition, embroidery will keep your mind quiet. You will not think that much about your problems or negative events. After a few hours of embroidering, you will feel relaxed and accomplished. You will feel a little bit of joy knowing that you created your own personalized t-shirt, pillow case, or item to decorate your home. I found embroidery as a way to release tension during stressful events.

Also, embroidering can help you pay attention to details. Embroidering will keep your mind busy. It will help you to be more creative and will sharpen your problem-solving skills. Embroidering has been one of my favorite hobbies and is a great way to meditate too.  All you will need is some fabric, embroidery needles, embroidery thread, and scissors to do embroidery. 

Here are more resources regarding embroidery as a form of meditation.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Positive Affirmations and Mantras

Positive affirmations and mantras can help us remove negative thoughts from our minds. Mantras are repetitions of sounds or words that help the individual to concentrate and to meditate at a deeper level. However, positive affirmations are sentences that can be said out loud or in a whispering voice. These sentences can be said anytime of the day. Positive affirmations help motivate and boost our self-esteem. Both methods can be used in meditation and it reduces stress.

The repetition of saying mantras or positive affirmations help improve our confidence, clear our minds, and help with problem-solving. It is recommended to say positive affirmations or mantras while meditating because it reduces our anxieties and help us feel energized. Positive affirmations can also be used for visual mediation. In contrast, mantras that use sound instead of words are used for a deeper level of meditation and is used as a healing practice. Mantras are used for sound meditation. Last, positive affirmations and mantras can boost our emotions and help us feel more positive. Here are more resources regarding mantras and positive affirmations: