A guide to Daily Life Meditation

I’ll be back on October 1, 2020 from my “moving break”. In the mean time, here’s an article that will help you work meditation into your daily tasks and even help you set up a “meditation room” in your home.


It’s no secret to anyone, we are in uncertain and stressful times. We see this phrase everywhere, but, unfortunately, it is true. Many of us feel physically and emotionally exhausted after the covid-19 crisis, as well as the protests and civil unrest. Now more than ever, it’s important to take time to destress and meditate.

If you’re like me, you say “I don’t have time to meditate!” It always seems there are more important things to do. I always feel “guilty” when I take the time to meditate. It’s such a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing time, that it almost feels selfish. On the contrary, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it just could be the best thing you do for your loved ones. You’ll be happier, calmer and more productive in your life.

What if you could meditate while doing daily chores, exercising and walking? Would that help alleviate some of that guilt? The following article was posted 2 1/2 years ago as part of my “project stress relief” series. It discusses the concept of “daily life meditation”, in which you can meditate while doing chores, cleaning the house, exercising, walking and more.

Here’s the original article:

We are all under a tremendous amount of stress, whether it’s work, school, family, kids, blogs, etc. So, you may be asking why this is a big deal. After all, people have been under stress since time began, how is today any different? In our fast paced world, filled with social media, television. radio, and 7 billion other people, we are constantly bombarded with negative words, energy, commentary, and images.

Anytime we experience stress, our body goes into the “fight or flight” mode. This is the same instinct that kicked in when our ancestors were chased by lions or tigers. Our digestive system shuts down, our blood pressure increase, glucose is flooded into our system to give us energy. (to run from the tiger, remember!) No matter how little or big the stress is, your body will always react the same, as if you are running from danger and your life is at risk.

The below infographic, from the article 17 Reasons To Avoid Stress, by Fawne Hansen at Adrenal Fatigue Solution, gives you an idea as to just how bad all this stress is for us.

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. So if we are under chronic stress, we are constantly in fight or flight mode. This is REALLY bad for you and won’t end well, if you don’t find a way to relax, and soon.

Now we know that all of that stimuli has a huge impact on our body, mind and soul. What’s a busy person to do? As much as we want to, we can’t just stop everything and run to the beach or mountains forever, we can’t, so, we must try other methods. Meditation, even just 10 minutes, can go a long way towards calming your mind and easing the symptoms of chronic stress. However, if you’re anything like me, sitting and meditating is a guilty pleasure, of which there isn’t a lot of time.

However, what if I told you that you could meditate while doing your daily activities, like folding laundry, doing dishes, sitting at your desk at work, walking, running or lifting weights? Would that interest you?

While doing housework, yard work or any other daily activity, there are only a few key points to remember. (These tips are from the House Cleaning video below):

  1. Pay attention to your breathing, and practice deep breathing.
  2. Create a mantra and repeat while cleaning
  3. Dedicate your work to someone else.

If you’d like to set up a meditation room in your home, here is a link to an article from porch.com entitled:

The Ultimate Meditation Room for your Home:

The link below is to an article I did a while ago on how to meditate while walking.

Walking Meditation

The remaining videos will either give you tips or guide you through a short meditation to be used while exercising, cleaning or sitting at your desk.

Enjoy, and try to relax!

How to Make Chores a Mindful Experience

Dishwashing meditation

4 minute at work guided meditation

Stress at work meditation

How to use mindfulness while exercising

Running Meditation: A Meditation for jogging, runners

Short Shower Meditation

8 Hours House Cleansing Frequency Music

Until next time,

wishing you

safety and good health…

Namaste my friends.

I tried it! Dosha Mat Product Review – COUPON CODE for 15% off!

Use the code below, to receive an additional 15% off all Dosha Mats until June 25! The coupon code is:

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For your very own

acupressure mat,

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Here’s the main article:


Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience as I took last week off from blogging. My youngest son graduated from high school and I had visitors here all week, so no time for blogging.

Jessica Rose came to me at the beginning of April and asked if I’d like to try one of her mats, and maybe do a post on acupressure. We chatted briefly via Skype, and decided, since she is the expert, that she would be the best person to describe acupressure, and acupressure mats. On Wednesday, May 29, I posted her article regarding acupressure and the use of acupressure mats. You can read her article by following THIS LINK.

Today, I’ll give you my thoughts, and the thoughts of my family, regarding the Dosha Mat. But first…

What are other people saying about

DOSHA MAT?

“I love my new acupressure mat! These mats are so great for anyone suffering from any kind of pain or tension. I lie on my mat for 15 minutes every night before bed and look forward to it so much! After a few minutes my entire body fills with warmth and I totally bliss-out. This has definitely become a daily ritual, and my mat is light-weight and easy to take with me when I travel! Highly recommend!”

– Kelly (yoga instructor), San Francisco

“My acupressure mat is such a stress reliever! Whenever I feel a migraine coming on I take a lay down on my mat and feel the tension and pain wash away. It’s also so great for reliving tension in my back and shoulders from sitting at my desk, and helps me sleep much better.”

– Jennifer (busy working mother of two), Dallas

My initial thoughts

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Above, you’ll see my very own feet on the acupressure mat. I’m actually sitting, as I have not yet graduated to standing barefoot on the mat.  I can sum up my thoughts about the Dosha Mat in 3 words…I’M IN LOVE! 😍

But, I must admit, it wasn’t love at first sight. I have never used acupressure or acupuncture and wasn’t sure what to expect.

When I first opened the box, I was greeted with a beautiful tan mat, covered with dozens of purple flowers, over all a very pleasant appearance. As beautiful as the flowers are in appearance, they are quite sharp, as is necessary for proper acupressure. Jessica did say in our Skype call that the mat takes some getting used to and she was right, but boy is it worth it!

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Description of the mat

The mat itself is made of linen with a removable pad, which is filled with coconut fiber. Though you can’t actually see the fiber (I don’t want to cut it open!), but you can definitely feel it. The cover is removable, (for washing) as you can see in the photo below. The mat itself is 27 inches long, 17 inches wide and approximately 1 inch thick.

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The top of the mat is covered in 190 lotus flowers made from high quality, toxin free, surgical grade plastic. Each flower contains 25 points, for a total of 4,750 acupressure points per mat.

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It really works!

The first time I used it, I tried standing on it, which is when I realized the actual pointy nature of those little lotus flowers. I mean, you can feel them with your hands, but, until you try to stand on them with bare feet, you won’t realize just how pointy they really are. Have you ever stepped on a lego? Well, there you go!

So, instead of standing, I sat and put my bare feet on the mat for 15-20 minutes, which is the recommended length of time.  Jessica said standing on it takes some time, and I’m still not there yet. I’m content to lay on it or put my feet on it while sitting. (which I’m doing right now)

From that very first time I used the mat, I could feel myself relax almost immediately. There is a warm, calming, relaxing energy that permeates the whole body. You can almost feel the stress just melt away. I’m currently under a lot of stress with my thesis date imminently approaching. This acupressure mat has helped me so much over the past month.

When I first received the mat, I had just started my thesis course. There were so many days I was in a sheer panic at the thought of not only writing a thesis, but simply picking a topic seemed a monumental task. Then I remembered my acupressure mat. I’d sit on my couch, put the mat on the floor, with my bare feet on the mat. Within minutes, I’d feel calm, and able to think clearly.

We’ve also been doing a lot of house work, (such as painting etc) to prepare for my son’s graduation. There were many days I’d be hunched over with such severe back pain I could hardly walk. I’d lay on my Dosha mat. By the end of the treatment, my back pain had lessened greatly.

My family’s thoughts

My better half is also in love with this mat. It has become a habit for him to come home from work, take the mat, and lay on it while he plays with our dog, or checks email. I’m telling you, it’s the perfect way to end a busy day.

My mother-in-law, in her mid-70’s, recently visited for my son’s graduation. She tried the mat once and was hooked. She was here for 7 days and used the mat every day she was here, sometimes on multiple occasions. She’d say “It’s time for my acupressure treatment.” She would take off her shoes and socks, put her feet on the mat and sit, relax and crochet.

Consider the price (when compared to acupuncture or reflexology treatments)

ACUPUNCTURE

When I first went to Jessica’s site, www.doshamat.com, and saw the price of a mat was $94.50, (Doshamat.com is currently running a sale $74.50/mat) I thought it a bit pricey. But, when you consider the cost of one single acupuncture session, it doesn’t seem so bad.

I went to thumbtack.com for acupuncture pricing and here’s what I found (keep in mind, these are PER SESSION!):

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According to acufinder.com, the price of an acupuncture treatment can range from $60 – $120.

Thervo.com has the following estimates for acupuncture

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REFLEXOLOGY (foot massage)

Health :: The Many Benefits of Reflexology Massage

  • According to howmuchisit.org, the average price of a 60 minute reflexology treatment ranges from $40 – $90.
  • reflexology-maps.com says that most massages generally run about $1/minute
  • thervo.com estimates $50 – $90 with the average running about $75.

Closing thoughts

I want to reiterate that I received my Dosha Mat as a gift from Jessica. (THANK YOU JESSICA!) However, this in no way has affected how I reviewed this product. If I had disliked the product, I would have said as much.

Though the initial cost may seem steep, when compared to acupressure or reflexology treatments, the price is quite reasonable. For the cost of 1 or 2 acupressure or reflexology treatments, you can have an acupressure mat, which, essentially does the same thing.

I absolutely LOVE my acupressure mat! It is a wonderful way to relax and destress, among MANY other benefits. They are worth their weight in gold, well worth the price. I am considering purchasing more of them as gifts. You can read Jessica’s article HERE, for more information on acupressure, acupressure mats and the benefits.

There is currently a sale on mats at doshamat.com. I have contacted Jessica for a coupon code for all Purple Almond readers. I’ll pass it on to you as soon as I receive it.

Until next time, namaste my friends!

Tamara Hoerner

The Wellness Mindset: Enjoying Acupressure with a Dosha Mat By: Jessica Rose

Hello everyone! I am pleased to present to you today my very first guest post! Today, Jessica Rose from doshamat.com, writes about the many benefits of acupressure and dosha mats. Jessica came to me at the beginning of April and asked if I’d like to try one of her mats, and maybe do a post on acupressure. We chatted briefly via Skype, and decided, since she is the expert, that she would be the best person to describe acupressure, and dosha mats.

She kindly sent me my very own dosha mat, which I have been using for over a month now. I am taking next week off, due to incoming relatives, so, look for my Dosha Mat review on June 12, 2019.

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HERE IS JESSICA’S ARTICLE:


Acupressure is a type of touch therapy that utilizes the same concepts which underlie acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupressure stimulates the same points that are targeted in acupuncture. The only difference is that acupressure treatment is applied through the fingers or special tools rather than through the insertion of needles, meaning that acupressure is essentially the non-invasive version of acupuncture.

Acupressure has been used for centuries to alleviate various symptoms and sickness and is often performed in conjunction with other traditional Chinese medicine procedures.

Fundamentally, acupressure entails applying pressure to the vital healing points of the body. It is believed that these points can stimulate the body’s natural healing capabilities. Pressure is administered primarily through the fingers, but the palms, elbows, feet, or other acupressure tools and devices can be used as well. The word acupressure is a combination of two words – the word “ acus†” ¨†which in Latin means “needles”, and the word “pressure”.

There are thousands of acupressure points found in different parts of the body. These points are sensitive to pressure and can be in the form of nerve clusters or other sensitive muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and veins. These points have two characteristics and manners of function. A point is referred to as “local” when it is stimulated in the same area where pain and tension are felt. The same point can also “trigger” relief in other areas of the body. When one point is stimulated, it is believed that it can deliver healing to the other parts of the body, and alleviate different symptoms and pain.

The concept of “meridians” is also an essential element of acupressure. Meridians are described as the body’s passageway that link the acupressure points to each other and the different organs in the body. Meridians can also be likened to how blood vessels transport blood through the various systems of the body. In the principles of Chinese traditional medicine, meridians are where chi¨†the vital life energy, travels throughout the body. Acupressure aims to unblock the circulation of chi†by stimulating specific points, known as “acupoints”. The meridians closest to the skin are what acupressure seeks to stimulate since these are the easiest to trigger through pressure.

Benefits of Acupressure

Acupressure is primarily performed to help alleviate ailments and pains in the body. The health conditions it is used to treat include:

  • Headaches, toothaches, sinus problems;
  • Arthritis;
  • Nausea;
  • Nerve and muscle tension; and
  • Issues with the digestion and the immune system.

Acupressure is even used in beauty treatments to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. It can help increase muscle tone and improve blood circulation in the face and body. The pressure applied during acupressure therapy is believed to help distribute oxygen and give the skin a healthier appearance.

Acupressure Mats

Acupressure mats are foam or fibre mats that have thousands of acupoint needles generally grouped in discs. The plastic acupoint discs are generally specially designed and positioned to stimulate various points on the body. Acupressure mats come in various sizes to target specific regions of the body.

Acupressure mats replicate the sensation of acupressure and acupuncture. The mechanism underlying the acupressure mat can be traced to the bed of nails that Hindu yogis used to help them in meditation.

How to Use an Acupressure Mat

Using an acupressure mat is very easy. All that needs to be done is to lay it on a flat surface, such as the floor or a bed. You then simply lie down on the mat. To get the best results, it is recommended that you remove your clothing so that there is direct contact between the acupressure needles and your skin. If this feels too painful, thin clothing can be worn or the mat can be covered with a towel or sheet to serve as a buffer between the points and you skin.

A pillow or rolled blanket can be placed under the mat so that the acupressure points can target the neck and shoulders.

Acupressure mats also help to release tension in the muscles. Lying sideways targets the iliotibial band (known as the IT band). To experience relief from back pain, bend the knees, or place a pillow under the mat and position it in the middle to give it a curved shape which mirrors the natural shape of the spine.

Another way to use the acupressure mat is to stand on it. This allows for body weight to push down on your feet and therefore make the pressure and contact more effective. Targeting the acupoints on the feet is beneficial because the feet contain various acupoints connected to the different systems and organs of the body.

You can also try sitting on the mat, which targets the buttocks and lower back. This is especially helpful for people who spend hours glued to their chairs during the work day.

Enjoying Acupressure with the Dosha Mat

The Dosha Mat is an acupressure mat that is unparalleled in quality and is 100% eco-friendly. Each mat is carefully handmade using the highest-quality, hypoallergenic natural linen. Each mat also contains a removable cushion made of 100% natural coconut fibre. Our mats also feature more than 4,500 high-quality acupressure points in the beautiful shape of lotus flowers.

These unique acupressure points are made of toxic-free surgical plastic and have been ergonomically engineered to have the greatest relaxation and healing effects. Acupressure mats are an excellent self-care which can be easily performed in the comfort of your own home. To learn more about acupressure and the Dosha Mat, visit our website www.doshamat.com.

Tips for Managing Summer Stress | HealthCentral

As children, we always look forward to the lazy, hazy days of summer. For me, it meant bike riding with my best friend, swimming, sleeping late, and relaxing. However, as adults, we don’t often have that same luxury. Summer is often seen as a relaxing time, but it rarely works out that way.

As a stay at home Mom, summers were always one of the most stressful times of year. The quiet I enjoyed during the year, disappeared when summertime hit. While I absolutely LOVE and adore being around my kids, there is a certain amount of stress, when they are home, all day, every day, running, being loud, often fighting, asking questions, etc. There’s also the pressure to keep them busy. This is also the “family vacation” time of year, which is, itself a lesson in stress.

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According to an article by Health Central, approximately 1/3 of Americans find summer to be a stressful time of year. (I guess I’m not alone.) The article states that most people get less sleep in the summer, adding to the stress of the season. An increase in social engagements and activity is listed as the main reason for a lack of sleep. Vacation planning and caring for children were listed as other reasons.

How, then, do we deal with summer stress? Here are some of the tips, according to Health Central, and professional life coach Dr. Jaime Kulaga.

  1. Keep priorities straight. Many people, especially women take on extra tasks in the summer. Other than caring for your children, don’t take on extra duties and learn to say no.
  2. Stay active. Spend time outdoors, enjoying the wonderful summer weather.
  3. Take care of your bodyTry to get enough sleep, if possible. Eat a healthy and light whole food diet and drink plenty of water.
  4. Stay present in the moment People leading busy lives tend to worry about future events. These events are out of your current control. Stay focused on the task at hand. Learn mindfulness techniques.
  5. Focus on you and your familyTurn off ALL electronic devices and spend quality time with your loved ones. Dr. Kulaga says that being constantly “connected” causes us to worry about everyone else. Disconnecting helps us focus on the present and our loved ones.
  6. Take time to do activities you enjoyMake sure to take time to take care of yourself. Take some time, every day, by yourself. Relax, meditate, do yoga, do anything that helps you relax and enjoy your time alone.

To help you relax, especially with the last tip, I have gathered a few summer guided meditation videos. Whether you use these, or find your own way unwind, take some time to enjoy yourself, and have a wonderful and relaxing summer.

Until next time…Namaste my friends.

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Guided Meditations:

Let in the Summer Light

The Summer Meadow

Summer Solstice


For the main article, follow the link below

Source: Tips for Managing Summer Stress – Anxiety | HealthCentral

An Archive of Meditations – The Purple Almond Year in Review

Since it’s a federal holiday here in the USA, I decided to take the day off from both blogging and school. I still wanted to posts something, so it’s a repost day here at The Purple Almond.

Here is a repost of my Meditation Monday year end review from December. I couldn’t decide which article to repost today, so I decided to post this one, which posts all of them, up until December. Do you have a favorite? For me, it’s the grounding meditations as well as the walking and EFT tapping.

ENJOY!


I began my Meditation Monday blog series on December 19, 2016. One year on, I have covered the gambit of meditation and relaxation techniques. I began with Yoga, and have included everything from Qi Gong to chair yoga and candle gazing to stone stacking. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, or hate to exercise (like me!) there’s something for everyone.

Many of you may wonder why I focus so heavily on meditation and motivation, despite being a nutrition site. As someone who is studying holistic nutrition, I learned early on that food is only part of the equation when it comes to complete, whole body health. A body under constant stress is an unhealthy body, even if you eat in a super healthy way. Yes, all of that healthy food does help, but the stress still takes a toll on you. That’s why I include so many meditation and motivational posts on my blog.

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In fact, I feel that dealing with stress is so important, my very first blog post, from over a year ago, was devoted to dealing with anger:

Do You Hold Onto Your Anger?

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Here are just a few physical effects stress has on your body:

  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • High cholesterol
  • Increased risk for a heart attack
  • Lower bone
  • Joint pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable bowel
  • Lower sex drive
  • Comprised immune system

So below is a list of 23 of my Meditation Monday posts from this past year, beginning with my first YOGA post, from December 19, 2016. I hope you can find something on this list to help you relieve stress over this holiday season, and through out the new year.

The Benefits of Yoga with 30 Minute Restorative Yoga and Meditation video

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NEW YOU –

Letting Go Of Yesterday Guided Meditation

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Qi Gong –

7 minutes of Magic for Health

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Guide to walking Meditation

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Simple Meditation led by Jeffrey Zlotnik – Founder of The Meditation Initiative

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Meditation for Beginners:

The Ultimate Guide 

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The Butterfly – Kids Meditation

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40 Ways to Relax

in 5 Minutes or Less

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6 Guided Meditation Videos

for Anxiety and Fear

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A Mindful Eating Meditation

to Manage Food Cravings

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Stone Stacking

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Grounding Meditation (AKA: Earthing) with Free Guidebook

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Tapping-The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

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EFT Tapping for Self-Love

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Candle Gazing

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Deepak Chopra’s Top 8 Meditation Tips

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Partner Yoga for Relaxation

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Guided Imagery

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Foot Soaking Meditation

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Yoga for Mental Health

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20-Minute HIIT Yoga Flow for Stress

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Chair Yoga

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A Quick Guide to Yin Yoga

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30 Second Videos- Neck & Shoulder Relief

Everyone gets a stiff neck and shoulders every now and then, especially with the high amount of stress we all face on a daily basis.

Here is a quick tip to help relieve that tension in your neck and shoulders.

God bless! Namaste!

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Mindfulness Monday: The Fly and the Samurai

Good morning everyone. I hope your week is beginning on a positive note and your month is ending happily.

You may be wondering where Mindfulness Monday came from. According to my schedule, I normally do either motivation (1st/3rd Monday) and meditation (2nd/4th Monday). Well, today is unusual, because it is the 5th Monday in July, So, I thought I’d do something a bit different, and MOTIVATE you, to be MEDITATE and be MINDFUL! 🙂

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What is mindfulness?

To be mindful is to be aware. By definition, mindfulness is:

A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness, then, is a technique used be aware of and to acknowledge your negative thoughts and emotions, and change them into a positive thoughts or emotions, thereby, changing your world and the world around you.

To illustrate this point, I found a wonderful little animated video which illustrates the power of mindfulness and how it can positively impact your life. Take a look:

Guided mindfulness meditation

Do you have trouble accepting the concept of simply letting go of the negative in exchange for the positive? Or, if you’re like me, you just get too busy with life to worry about all this mindfulness stuff.

The key is to take time out of your day to meditate, relax and give your mind a rest from the negative and bathe it with positive thoughts and light.

Here is a guided meditation designed to help you detach from your anxiety and overthinking. (It’s about 40 minutes)

If you don’t have time to sit for 40 minutes, just sit for 10 minutes. Go outside tonight when the sun is setting, sit in your back yard, in the grass, in bare feet, and ground yourself to the positive energy of the earth. You’ll be surprised how well this works. Go on…what have you got to lose…except your anxiety?!

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Meditation Monday: Foot Soaking Meditation

Imagine coming home from a long, very stressful day at work, sitting down and in 15 minutes, your stress, anger, frustration and negative energy from the day is gone.

I recently discovered a foot soaking meditation technique, designed to draw stress and negative energy out of the body, through the feet. It is said to be one of the most powerful and helpful meditation techniques you can do to relax and rid the body of negative energy.

This method is a Sahaja Yoga technique. Sahaja Yoga is a form of meditation developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970 as a way to bring about evolution through human awareness. According to the Sahaja Yoga website:

“Global unity of mankind can be achieved through this awakening that can occur within each human being, so that transformation takes place within us. By this process a person becomes moral, united, integrated and balanced. “

The Sahaja Yoga foot soaking technique is quite simple. Simply run enough warm water in a bowl or bucket large enough to hold your feet. Mix in a handful of salt. (I prefer Himalayan Salt).  The salt is added to represent the Earth element. It cleanses and draws impurities from the body. Put your feet in the bucket, then, relax and meditate as usual, letting the stress and negative energy slip away.

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Upon completion of the foot soaking session, throw the water down the toilet and wash out the bucket. It is recommended that this bucket only be used for your foot soaking sessions

The Foot Soaking Technique – Cool Check

To aid your relaxation efforts, I have included four 10 to 15 minute guided meditation for relaxation. Enjoy!

The River – Delilah Helton

A Progressive Muscle Relaxation Meditation – Debra Hardy

Guided meditation for relaxation – Body Scan

Guided meditation Deep Relaxation – Great Meditation

God Bless! Namaste! 

#sharethejoy #onesong

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Meditation Monday: Tapping-The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

We all have stress and fear. It’s part of the human experience. Some people handle it well or, if you’re like me, you can be a basket case sometimes. Everyone tells you to just “let it go” or “stop worrying”. Well, it’s easier said then done. What if I told you, there was a technique that can calm your anxieties and help you to “let it go” in a matter minutes? Enter EFT TAPPING

What is Tapping? Tapping, is also known as the EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE or EFT. At a basic level, it combines modern day psychology and ancient Chinese medicine. During the EFT tapping technique, you focus on a negative aspect of your life, say anxiety about losing weight, and tap on 10 different meridian points on your body, while speaking a phrase related to your anxiety, to help alleviate stress.

These meridian points are based on 100 meridian points throughout the body, used in Chinese acupuncture and acupressure. These are the same energy points, which have been used for over 5000 years to heal physical and emotional disease.

Here is a quote from the website http://www.thetappingsolution.com/:

” Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques which utilize the body’s energy meridian points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power. … Tapping provides relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases.”

How does this work? (AND IT DOES WORK!!) When we have pain, either physical or emotional, it disrupts the energy meridians (AKA: Ch’i) in our body (remember, the body is made up of energy, just like everything else in the universe.) By maintaining focus on a specific negative issue, (for example, our anxiety about weight), and tapping on 10 specific energy meridians, you return the body’s energy meridians back a balanced state.

Here is a basic HOW TO video, which shows the 10 points and the basic “formula”

Here is a short, guided EFT Tapping Meditation to get you started.

 I bet you’ve already been tapping while you read. 🙂 If not, go on, give it a try? I know you’re dying to find out if this works. What have you got to lose?

If you’d like to learn more about EFT Tapping, follow any of the source links below. Also, there is a movie called THE TAPPING SOLUTION. (I was unable to find it online-DVD can be purchased at the link, or Amazon ) Here is the trailer:

SOURCES:

  1. http://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping/
  2. http://www.eft-alive.com/how-to-do-EFT.html
  3. http://www.thetappingsolution.com/
  4. http://eft.mercola.com/
  5. http://www.eft-alive.com/

Meditation Monday: Stone Stacking

Stone stacking, or Cairn building has been around since the dawn of time. This short, 30 second video tells what they are and the significance of the cairn.

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