Meditation has so many positive effects on our lives and meditating for even just ten minutes a day can have a profound impact on your health and wellbeing.
Did you know?
Written evidence of any form of meditation was first seen in the Vedas around 1500 BCE.
The English word “meditation” stems from meditatum, a Latin term meaning “to ponder.”
No one knows for absolute certain when meditation officially started. There are many references across different cultures and religions – including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity! Each mention meditative-like practices, which seem to have contributed to the practice known widely today.
During meditation, theta waves were most abundant in the frontal and middle parts of the brain!
The more you build your understanding and knowledge of meditation and ways of practising it, the more likely it is you’ll find a version that works for you!
A body scan meditation can help you learn to identify what you are feeling and where you're feeling it, learning to release the stress in your body and mind!
Try this meditation...
As well as being a qualified Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Mental Health First Aider, I am also a Meditation Teacher and I have created a meditation for you to use throughout this course.
This meditation is completely unique to this course.
I recommend that you do this meditation at the very least, once a day for the next four weeks.
If you would rather do an alternative meditation then that is good too, the most important thing is that you do some form of meditation, twice a day for the next four weeks! Even if it is only for 10 minutes, the success of this course is dependant on your input!
During mantra meditation, you repeat a sound or phrase again and again. This can be done out-loud (chanting) or silently in your mind. Using a mantra while you’re meditating helps stamp out the thoughts and distractions that arise and giving you a tool to use in any situation, on any day!
Repeating a mantra during a stressful time can help to keep you feeling relaxed and better deal with whatever the crisis of the moment is.
Some mantras for you to try.
Om mani padme hum
This is a very powerful mantra that can lead you onto the path of enlightenment. The Dalai Lama regularly praises its power to purify the mind and help you cultivate inner wisdom.
I feel. I exist.
This mantra will help to bring your body and mind together.
I feel - focus on your body, the sensations, pulses and twitches. How does your body feel?
I exist - you, your essence and your mind exist right here in this very moment.
Sat, Chit, Ananda
Also known as Satchitananda, a compound Sanskrit word comprised of the three words ‘sat’, ‘chit’ and ‘ananda’.
Sat means ‘existence, being present, being alive, surviving, being true, being good, being right, natural, knowledgeable, honest’
Chit means ‘sense, feel, recognize, comprehend, acknowledge, to think about something, to form an idea, to be conscious, to think, to consider’
Ananda means ‘joy, bliss, pleasure, enjoyment, happiness, pure elation’.
The entire universe in one word. The vibration of this word is considered to have high spiritual and creative power.
Be curious - Children have a wondrous sense of discovery and adventure. Be curious about all that is around you, the magic, the undiscovered and all the unconventional ways of life.