We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, ranging from minor annoyances like traffic jams to more serious worries, such as an illness or the death of a loved one. No matter the cause, we still experience stress. Stress, which triggers the body into releasing cortisol, is often called the stress hormone. Cortisol is the hormone that causes your heart to pound, your breathing speeds up, and your muscles tense. This is all in preparation for the Flight or Fight response that is needed in a survival situation, like running from a wild animal.
Fortunately, that is no longer something we have to concern ourselves with. Instead, we have our thoughts to contend with. Did you know that the average person has between 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day – with the majority of them being negative? Add to our fast-paced culture, and we are living in a constant state of stress.
Can you imagine the toll we are putting on our bodies? Stress with its constant release of cortisol, leaves us feeling fatigued and irritable. Stress can also cause us to experience symptoms like headaches, intestinal problems, anxiety, depression, and poor sleep.
Yet, taking just five minutes a day to be still, and breathe can help to release stress, lower the heart rate and calm the nervous system. In other words, a light 5-minute mindful meditation can calm and destress the mind and body.
So, here are 3 quick meditation tips for de-stress at work:
1. Breath: Yes, it’s that simple. Start by sitting comfortably and closing your eyes to avoid distractions. Place all your attention on your breath. Breathe in slowly, hold for 4-6 seconds, or whatever feels comfortable for you. Then slowly release your breath. Wait for another few seconds before inhaling. The pause helps to further slow and relax the mind and body. Repeat 3-5 times, and you are done.
2. Body scan: In this technique, begin by closing your eyes and placing your focus on any area of the body that feels tense. With each exhale image breathing out the tension. Pause, then inhale, breathing in a soothing healing breath. Feel into the area until the tension begins to release.
3. Visualization: for this technique, recall a place that you consider calming and restful. Whether the image is real or imaginary, it doesn’t matter. Image yourself at this lovely peaceful location. If available, you may want to play a soundtrack that can further enhance this calming experience. A short 5 minutes meditation may be enough to bring balance at the moment.
Here are 3 quick meditation tips for de-stressing at work. I hope you found this helpful!
Big Hug, until next time!
The Heart Center meditation is considered a Zen Mediation for clearing the heart chakra. It is a wonderful way of releasing the heaviness of the heart so you can embrace new events with an open, balance heart center.
After all, consider all the times you place your hand over your heart; whether in sorrow or in times of joy. The heart stores the emotions of your experiences, to be felt, processed and release, when you are ready. Unfortunately, there are times when a painful event is so intense that we may choose to bury it. After all, out of sight, out of mind... So we think.
Meanwhile, out hearts are still holding on to the emotions. the fear, anger, guilt. These heavy, dense emotions have no place to go but deeper into the body causing unknown havoc you physical and mental health.
Yet, there are ways to release these unexpressed emotions. One way is through meditation. The Heart Center meditation is a simple way to release stress, fear, anxiety during that can lead peace of mind as well as lighten your heart.
To begin, lay down with your hands crossed over your heart center, place your non-dominant hand over your dominant hand. Next, cross you ankles, in the same manner. Call in two angels to assist you. Image one angel standing at your left side, while the other stands on your right side. If angels are not part of your believe system, image a stream of energy on each side of you supporting you as you need it.
Now, follow your breath slow and steady, with each cleansing breath notice your dominant hand becoming heavy, weight down from all the negative emotions that your heart has held and is now releasing. With each cleansing breath allow your heart to purge and release.
When your hand begins to feel full simply raise your non-dominant hand to the side, palm facing up to receive grace and healing energy from the angel on your non dominate side. When your dominant hand feels full, hold it out to your dominant side and bring the non-dominant hand to your heart, delivering grace and healing energy to your heart and heart chakra. The angel on your dominant side will collect and cleanse the heavy emotional energy from your dominant hand, releasing your heart of the weight and ache of carrying it. Continue this process until your heart feels light and free, or until you gently fall asleep.
With Gratitude and Blessings!
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