Meditation is a practice where a technique is used, such as focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
Every day you have many opportunities to meditate and find your inner peace. You don’t have to attend classes or take hours to get there. Just by stopping everything you are doing, breathing slowly and concentrating on relaxing your whole body, you will be able to benefit from it. In addition to the traditional meditation, there are other ways of meditating, without having to be silent, dressed appropriately or in a specific pose.
These are some of the ways that you can learn so you can meditate anytime and anywhere:
- Observing an object: For this type of meditation, look for an object on which you will concentrate your mind. The most common objects that you can focus on may be flowers, images around you, a landscape, or something that has great meaning to you. Observe them without thinking of anything else. Feel its presence, focus on its shape, weight, texture and other qualities. Do not think it is anything other than that object and in just a few minutes you will achieve a meditative state.
- While exercising: This type of meditation is carried during activities that maintain rhythmic movement such as Tai Chi, walking, swimming, and cycling, among other sports. Every time you take a step, a movement or while riding your bike you can focus your mind. Try to blank your mind and focus on every rhythmic movement your body makes. At the end of the exercise you will feel more relaxed and focused.
- Breathing calmly: Focusing on your breathing is a great way to meditate anytime and anywhere. This type of meditation can be done anywhere, even in mid-traffic or in your busiest meeting at work. Breathe slowly, feel how the air gently enters and leaves your lungs. With just 10 breaths you will notice how your whole body and mind will relax.
The purpose of this quick type of meditation is that the person can focus their mind on something in a disciplined way, to help you relax and take control of your mind and your stressful day, anytime and anywhere…
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