Blossoming Your Body and Soul This Spring
Are you feeling sluggish, tired, or stressed? Have the last few months of cold winter days made you gloomy? Spring isn’t only for cleansing your body, but also for cleansing your mind and soul. Traditionally, many cultures have adopted the art of cleansing your mind and soul through meditation, especially during the springtime.
Introducing meditation into your life will renew your inner self and bring light to the life you live. Find a mantra that resonates with you, an area that is peaceful, and a comfortable seat. Setting a timer for the amount of time you wish to meditate will help to avoid any distractions and interruptions during your session. Typically, most meditations last approximately 20 minutes; however, adjust the time you spend meditating to your specific needs!
Ideally, you will want to have two mantras. The first, focusing on something you would like to bring forth into your life; the second, focusing on something you would like to transition out of your life. It is crucial to focus on your breathing during meditation, inhaling when thinking about bringing something into your life and exhaling when thinking about letting something go. After choosing your mantras for the day, you are ready to begin your meditation. Repeat your mantras until your timer goes off. To further your reflection, you may journal daily about your meditation.
Studies have shown that morning meditation helps to lower blood pressure, improve circulation, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote relaxation. Cleansing your soul by releasing those negative feelings in your life while bringing in positivity promotes a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Aside from meditation, waking up at the same time every day ensures you are establishing a routine and helps to eliminate those sluggish feelings incurred from waking up late, or after the sun has risen. Some ancient rituals also recommend splashing water on your face first thing in the morning to wake up and rehydrate the skin. Developing a routine that includes meditation will ensure you wake up eager to tackle the day with a positive outlook and vision.
Meditation is an art form that takes time to develop and perfect. Simply focus on your breathing and your mantras and you’re well on your way to a relaxed mind and renewed soul this Spring!
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To your health & happiness!
Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach
Nourish Whole Self