Front of you 7 active meditation exercises that do not require special skills. They require surprisingly little time and effort.
Take a walk. It is almost impossible not to enter into a meditative state during nature walks. In the green surroundings you can relax and observe the color and shape of each flower, the scent of plants and trees, the songs of birds from afar. So much on that you can draw the attention that you focus on the present without much effort.
Be in Dance. Fast, dynamic movement relax you and involve both body and spirit. They focus your attention on the movements and emotions rather than thoughts. Whirling Dervishes Sufi – with its rotating trance dancing – the embodiment of meditation through dance and any other kind of dance can give such an effect.
Eat with attention. When the last time you paid attention to your food? To eat – it’s a wonderful opportunity to meditate when you are involved in everyday affairs. Slow, careful eating – focusing on the texture of food and chewing as long, until it becomes liquid, – it’s also one more secret of weight loss. Spending time on the enjoyment of sensual sensations from foods, you saturate the smaller portions. Slow eating gives the body the chance to send a signal that it is full.
Draw your way to calm. Another exercise that will allow you to be in the present – drawing. Drawing – a creative way to acquainted with yourself. Creativity requires a switching from verbal, analytical condition on the perceptual, with attraction sensations. When you draw, you feel your attention and awareness, at the same time you are relaxed and untroubled, experiencing a pleasant, almost mystical activation of the mind.
Stretch toward nirvana. After a long day full of stress, you rotate your head, move your shoulders back and pull your hands?
Do not need anyone to tell you that stretching – it is the main way to relax and relieve stress. With this meditative exercise you will take it a habit. Music and continuous controlled movement will help your awareness stay focused on the present. Unlike yoga, you’ll be creating your own movements instead of following a set of asanas.
Relax your brain by a breathing. Breathe alternately each nostril, that simultaneously relaxes the mind and increases alertness. This is a very easy way to draw attention to the breath, not dispelling consciousness. Factor of an unusual breathing and the concentration necessary for the correct finger movements, leave you focused.
Meditate during routine activities. Every day we do meditative exercises and not even know it. Wash the dishes, brush your teeth, wash your hair in the shower, lying in the bath. Knowing this, you can practice meditation and consciously bring new joy even in the most routine things.