Try Guided Meditation To Relax
In this fast-paced world that’s filled with competition and deadlines, you have been conditioned to plan and schedule your days, with very less or no time for relaxation! But you need to realize that your body and mind needs time to relax and refresh Fortunately, there are beautiful guided meditations as a part of yoga that are meant to melt away all the stress and tension you might be feeling in your body, bringing your mind back into balance and leaving your entire body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Guidelines For Guided Meditation
Before you begin, it is important to understand a few guidelines that are essential for the smooth execution of guided meditation. First of all, you should find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for about 30-40 minutes. Secondly, guided meditations are best practiced while sitting or lying down. So, you may sit in a chair or crossed legged on the floor, or lie down and when you’re ready, let your guide/ instructor know.
Basic Flow For Guided Meditation
Although your guide can design different flows of meditations for dealing with specific problem areas in your life, every guided meditation follows a common protocol for achieving deep relaxation and awareness of the self as well as the environment of the universe. These common approaches to guided meditations assist you tremendously in achieving your most important objective of relaxation.
- Before you start your meditation, you should understand that this is your personal time, therefore, it’s important that you allow yourself to have this time and this space.
- Begin by closing your eyes, while concentrating on your breathing, allow your breathing to slow down.
- Inhale through your nose for a count of three, and then exhale through your mouth for a count of four.
- Gentle, long inhales and slow exhales will aid in your journey away from worry.
- Remember, by exhaling for a longer time than inhaling, you’re helping your body to relax much more effectively!
- Continue breathing in this way for a few more times and then just relax and breathe normally.
Continuous practice of meditation can definitely make you feel relaxed and change the quality of your life for the better!