Useful Meditation Techniques for a Calmer Life

March 28, 2014
Meditation Techniques

We used to roll our eyes at friends that meditated, but today more and more people see meditation as an essential part of the day, like eating and exercising. Meditation is a practice where you train your mind in order to reduce stress, clear your mind, or become more effective critical thinkers.

By learning more about meditation and different techniques, you’ll be able to cope with all the challenges life throws at you, stay calm in difficult situations, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

There are a many helpful meditation techniques – try some of these below.

1. Walking Meditation

One great technique you can employ as you master the art of meditation is to practice walking meditation. This is such a simple meditation technique that is very effective for women who find themselves perpetually stressed out. Take a walk and pay attention to things such as the feeling of your toes touching the ground as you step. Observe all sensory details like the sound of birds, the swap of trees, and scent of flowers. Concentrate on slow breaths in and slow breaths out. You’ll find yourself slowing down and being in the moment, a perfect example of mindfulness.

2. Meditate Mindfully

Speaking of mindfulness, one of the most effective techniques you can use to make the most of your meditation time is to be a mindful meditator. Along with walking meditation, you use the practice to observe your own thoughts. Stop working about the past or the future; slow down, and focus on the present. While making dinner, don’t stress out about an early morning meeting you might have the next day, concentrate on chopping, stirring, tasting your dinner with a smile – you’ll not only enjoy your dinner more, but you’ll feel your other stressed melt away.

3. The Attitude Of Gratitude

Although there are a variety of things you can think about while meditating, remembering all the things for which you are grateful can be particularly effective. There are several things you can reflect on, including a great friend, your health, or your last holiday. To make the most of this technique, do it in the morning shortly after you wake up. This will set you up to have an absolutely amazing day.

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