Meditation is one of the greatest stress management tools that have been practiced for decades and when done consistently for a while the body and mind of an individual gets in tune with the practice giving one an enhanced self-awareness and a more calm body and processes of the mind.
Meditation can be quite intimidating at the start because people always picture complex activities that take a lot of time. However, this is not true because there are a collection of techniques that are tailored to fit in various activities that individuals get involved in such as bath meditation for those persons who love spending time in a bathtub. In this article, I am going to delve into simple meditation techniques that do not require a lot of time.
- The Open Mindfulness Practice
First, you need to find a posture that your body is comfortable in either sitting or standing then focus your attention on that part of your body that you feel breathing either the stomach or chest. The aim is to be in synchrony with the environment around you then in the process of inhaling and exhaling observe the physical realm and experience the tune of your body with the noises and sounds and just absorb.
- Metta Meditation
This meditation is practiced by opening our heart to kindness and tenderness while doing it a person opens their heart and wishes other people well. You can practice this with a close friend or family member and the idea is to reflect for a moment the other person’s happiness you can use Metta phrases such as ‘may you be happy’ and focus your mind behind the intention of the phrase.
- Body Scan
This type of meditation involves individuals observing their bodies and felling the physical sensations that are present in every part.
See five minute meditation practices for more information.