MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
"the only journey, is the journey within" - Ranier Maria Rilke
Meditation is spending time with yourself quieting the body and mind into a relaxed state of inner awareness. While there are many ways to meditate, following the breath is the foundation of all forms of meditation.
Clients are guided to incorporate meditation into their everyday life by exploring what format works best for their interests in order to deepen their presence within and respond to life experience with greater ease and inspiration.
For an excellent online written or mp3 breath meditation tutorial see: https://www.meditationoasis.com/how-to-meditate/simple-meditations/breathing-meditations/
Mindfulness means to return to the present moment; the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and acceptance. *
Being present might involve choosing to shift your attention from thinking about your to do list to your co-worker as she reviews the week ahead
Self-regulation refers to how you can take control of your attention. For example; shifting from anxiety over getting stuck in traffic for a meeting - to feeling your body in the seat, hands on the steering wheel, breathing consciously and knowing you will get to work more open, available & ready as a result of choosing to shift your focus. Accepting that the traffic is out of your control, being open to whatever you place your attention on and curious about what you might discover. It might be something pleasant, unpleasant, or boring, either way, you can choose openness, curiosity, and acceptance to keep moving forward through not against what shows up moment to moment.
Regularly spending time in meditation - even briefly - opening up to our infinite inner source is our natural state of being. It is why benefits of meditation are so powerful. Consistent meditation and mindfulness practices are scientifically proven to enhance all aspects of well-being.