I bet you’ve heard the word and have even heard the miracles it can do, but nevertheless: meditation is the state of being completely present in your surroundings. Sounds weird, huh? We may believe that we are always present in the moment but that’s not true – just being in a place doesn’t make us aware of it, for that we need to let go of all worries and concentrate, and that’s meditation in a nutshell.
But how to spare so much time from everyday routine? Job, kids, household chores and so much more – for moms there isn’t a break, even on weekends (that’s what makes ‘em awesome). But this hectic routine, which moms somehow tend to go through with a smile on their faces, bears pressure on their minds. All you need to relieve that pressure is a few minutes and commitment. I am going to share a few simple meditation techniques which will require only a few minutes every day, so let’s get started.
For this, all you need to have is a calm and peaceful spot in the house, where you can sit – in any position that suites you, but keep in mind that your back should be straight. Now, keep your eyes partially closed (not tightly shut) and breath, just as you would naturally. Now notice the breathing without attempting to control it – feel the air flowing through your nostrils. Your mind might feel a bit busy at first but that’s simply a realization of how busy it actually is without you noticing it. At first you’ll be tempted into giving into your thoughts but you must resist that and keep your mind free and relaxed. These meditation techniques will give you peace of mind and soul.
This one is also simple, just sit (with a straight back), relax and repeat a small verse or mantra – it doesn’t even have to be a specific one, just something that gives you calm. You can try some Sanskrit mantras but even a verse from any holy book would do just fine. Remember, don’t get distracted and stay calm while doing so.
This is a must do if you have trouble concentrating sometimes, it’s just as simple as it sounds – just light a candle and observe the flame, immerse yourself in it. But remember to relax and stay focused.