A lot of people have an aversion to meditating because they believe that it’s something that has to be carried out in that iconic lotus position while doing the “om” chant.
The truth is you can meditate in a number of ways, some of which you may even find surprising.
If you feel that you are stressed out and you could benefit from meditating, then you’re in the right place at the right time — this article will teach you about some of the most unexpected ways to meditate.
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Believe it or not, something as simple as walking allows you to get your much-needed dose of meditation.
While walking, it’s important for you to use good posture and also be aware of every single movement that your body makes. Because you have to devote much of your attention to what you are doing, make sure that you pick a safe place. Using a treadmill is a great idea if you live in the center of the city.
Another truly surprising way to meditate is dancing!
Play some of your most favorite relaxing tunes and gently move your body to the soothing notes. See to it that your mind is perfectly devoid of anything that can leave you feeling stressed or anxious. While dancing, pretend that nothing exists in the world except for the playing song and your body swaying to it.
Do you often suffer from back pain due to stress-related muscle tension? Give standing meditation a try.
Just like what the name says, all you have to do is stand in one corner — nothing else. See to it that you are standing using proper posture to help eliminate your back pain and allow both your mind and body to calm down. Initially, you may do 3 to 5 minutes of standing meditation. Week after week, try adding a minute or two.
In this truly surprising form of meditation, you have to do nothing else but fix your eyes on something.
What you need to do is sit down, of course using proper posture. Look for something that you want to devote the next 10 to 15 minutes of your life staring at. When outdoors, focus on a natural object like a stone, tree or the moon. When indoors, choose a visually-pleasing object, like a lit candle or tabletop water fountain.
One of the nicest things about tai chi is it can be done alone in the comfort of your home or with a group of people.
An ancient tradition from China, tai chi is a combination of dance, martial arts and exercise. However, every single repetitive movement is done in a slow and steady pace, and it’s exactly for this reason why it is a wonderful form of meditation. You can attend tai chi sessions or simply watch tutorial videos online.
Clearly, there are so many different ways to meditate. In this day and age, every busy adult needs to spend some time meditating to enjoy the many scientifically-backed health perks that it offers.