Nostril Breathing During Meditation

 

Alternate nostril breathing is a popular yogic meditation practice. In sanskrit it is called nadi shodhana pranayama which translates to "subtle energy clearing breathing technique."

This simple exercise can decrease your anxiety, calm your body and take you to a more peaceful state of mind. Watch the video below to learn how to relax your mind and body.

When you are feeling stressed, give yourself the opportunity to do this simple breathing exercise to get you back to a peaceful state of mind.

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Taking Control Through Meditation

 
For many of us, there is constant chatter in our minds that keeps us out of the current moment to enjoy the NOW.
 
These thoughts control our emotional state. 
 
You can take hold of the mind and make a choice to focus on happier, peaceful thoughts.
 
The first step in training our mind is to observe what we are thinking. .
 
The meditation below will walk you through on how to observe your thoughts, so you can realize how your mind is leading you to an uncomfortable state.
 
To become the observer self, we step out of our bodies almost as if we are sitting by our best friend and listening to him/her talk.
 
You will begin to notice how much time our minds are focused on the past or future instead of staying in the current peaceful moment.
 
We also notice the self-deprecating thoughts we have about ourselves.
 
Once you learn to "notice what you are noticing" by observing your mind, you can make the conscious decision to stop...
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Experiencing Spiritual Growth

 

Meditation is an integral part of Spiritual growth. 

It also:

  • Reduces stress 
  • Controls anxiety
  • Promotes emotional health
  • Enhances self-awareness
  • Lengthens attention span
  • May reduce age-related memory loss
  • Can generate kindness
  • May help fight addictions.

Below is a rain meditation I recorded during a vacation. 

Please read the instructions before you begin

When meditating:

  • Find a comfortable seat in a quiet area
  • Uncross your arms and legs
  • Place palms on your lab palms up or down
  • Close your eyes
  • Breath in for 5 seconds, HOLD the breath for 2 seconds and then breath out for 5 seconds. Repeat this 5 times
  • Once you are in a relaxed state, begin your meditation
  • Focus on the picture or the sounds
  • If your mind wanders, bring your focus back to the meditation
  • When the video is complete, take 5 more deep breaths

 

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Visualization Meditation

 

Previously I talked about creating your vision statement. Well, I know you got that done. So now that you have it written down, you may be asking yourself, "What do I do with that?" The next step I want to encourage you to do is to start doing a visualization meditation.

The reason we do a visualization meditation is because we want to send as much energy as we possibly can to this dream which will bring it into our lives.

A great approach to this is to sit down. It does not matter if you’ve got a meditation pillow or you use a kitchen chair. Make sure it's quiet, and that you won't have any interruptions. Close your eyes. Then start the five, five, and five method which is breathe in slowly, for a count of five, hold it. Breathe out, slowly with the count of five, hold it, and do it five times. This will get you in a more calm and meditative state.

Once you feel relaxed and focused, start visualizing in your mind your vision statement that you just created. See yourself...

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