How can we create a mind that flows more effectively, now? Meditation can help.
Meditation is a powerful tool to bring order to a chaotic mind that’s lost in anxiety. Research studies in neuroscience have proven this. Meditation balances the fight-or-flight activation of the sympathetic nervous system with the rest-and-recovery of the parasympathetic nervous system.
I’ve been doing a form of active meditation for years, simply paying better attention to everything I do during the day. Recently, however, I felt that I needed to go deeper. I needed to slow down, calm down, and pay closer attention to what was happening inside me. Formal sitting meditation is required for doing this.
So, I have two suggestions today:
First, James Gordon of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine teaches Soft Belly Meditation. Commit four minutes of your morning to doing this. You’ll feel more grounded and centered for your day. You can listen to this video while you do the meditation. He explains exactly what to do as you progress through the meditation.
Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_71eoxPFM
Secondly, I suggest Sam Harris’ Waking Up Course. He’s offering it free for a month. The initial part of the course has 50 meditation sessions, plus interviews with people about mindfulness, attention, and developing awareness. He also has many short, interesting sessions on the theory behind meditation, mindfulness, and what he’s teaching.
Here’s the free link: https://share.wakingup.com/90bb22
Our life journey seems like a series of challenging waves buffeting us. Meditation can smooth the waves and help us surf them with more grace.
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- Assignments of practical exercises that integrate into your day, without taking much additional time, such as mindfulness drills to be more present, diminish anxiety, and improve focus.
- Online journal for quick sharing of how the drills are working, asking questions, and getting feedback from your coach.
- Video and other online resources to support your training process.
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Practice Tip: Soft Belly Meditation
Follow this link for a 4-minute meditation practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_71eoxPFM