3 Meditation Relaxation Exercises Lung Breathing First, start by establishing a deep relaxed breath. Inhale and bring in as much air as possible without making yourself tight. Then exhale and let yourself melt releasing every ounce of tension in your body. This exercise can be done either standing or sitting in an up-right position. Make sure to maintain a good posture and don’t let yourself collapse as you move into deeper relaxation. Click Here to learn More About Meditation for Relaxation! Now after you have found your rhythm and your breathing is smooth start to roll your shoulders. First, focus on breathing into the back sides of the lungs by inhaling as your shoulders are circling up and back. Having the shoulders in the rear position will release tension across the back of the lungs giving them more room to expand and contract. Do this for at least 6-12 slow deep breaths. Next change direction, focusing on breathing into the front sides of the lungs. This time roll the shoulders forward and down as you inhale. Do this 6-12 times with a slow relaxed breath. Spine Conditioning This exercise can be done in either a standing or sitting position as well. Begin by finding a deep relaxed breath. Then on your inhale start at the base of the spine […]
By having body awareness with meditation you will enable yourself to focus deeply and apply your energies towards growth rather than simply maintenance. Having a healthy body is a critical foundation for having a healthy mind, healthy emotions and a healthy spiritual life. The first stage of training the body is to develop correct posture and alignment. Without correct posture and alignment you will be in a constant state of instability. Instability can lead to distractions and injuries.
How many times have you had an inspiration, an idea or something you wanted to do, but never followed through and made it a reality? Maybe you told yourself I will do it tomorrow, or someday that would be great. Often what holds us back is our lack of confidence in what it may take to accomplish or be successful with this new adventure or direction in life. In psychology there is a phrase called the confidence-competence loop. If you do not ever take action you will never gain the confidence to achieve or develop high levels of competence with anything in life. Lets take a look at a task most of us do well. Like riding a bike. More often than not this is a simple task that involves no fear at all. So if I were to hand you a bicycle you would get on and take it for spin with out even thinking twice about it. But if I gave you a unicycle instead, fear would often set in and many of us would not even give it a try. The only way to over come this fear is to get on and practice. We may fail ten times, one hundred times, but eventually we learn to ride and confidence would set in. This displays how action […]