When we hear the word meditation it has different meanings and many ways to do it. Many companies are starting to focus on developing wellness programs such as yoga classes, meditation practices, mandala coloring, journaling, gym memberships etc. These practices have proven to help you relax and relieve stress. The goal of these forms of meditation is good to focus your attention on the things that are happening in our lives.
Some individuals call these methods called “Mindful Meditation” these practices can help you relax, help you focus and more importantly helps you release the stress we all carry in our lives.
What I have been practicing for a few years now, you really don't need any special tools or equipment to practice meditations. You don’t have to just sit in a comfortable position in a chair or on the floor, of course, you can if you want too, but for me, the “quietness” makes it even harder, so I do “active meditation” – that will come in another post. Meditation is what’s more comfortable for you and your soul.
Practicing these mindful meditations may bring up certain feelings or emotions, that is good, but don’t let this be the end, allow it to happen. Take deep breaths, up to 5 minutes and re-focus to releasing your stress. When you start your mindful meditations, allow for only 10 minutes at a time. Then you can increase the time up to 30 minutes.
I have been working on centering myself, putting my health, my soul first and my work and family benefit the best of me. I would encourage everyone to develop a meditation practice, which improves your work life balance.
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Kay Kelison is an established artist, author and speaker for over 25 years.