As advocates for survivors of domestic violence, we can feel overwhelmed and stressed. Our stress can make us tired, unhappy, and frustrated. This can affect our health and the relationships around us.
As explained in howtomeditate.com, “we are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate. But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance. Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy.”
Taking time out of our days to meditate and shift our energy is a great way to handle being stressed and over worked.
Here is a quick guide to breathing meditation:
1. Choose a quiet place to sit
2. You can sit in a traditional cross legged position or what ever is comfortable
3. Keep back straight to keep our minds from being sluggish or sleepy
4. Have your eyes partially closed
5. Focus on your breathing, try to breath naturally don’t attempt to control it
6. Slowly try to become aware of the sensation of breathing, this is the object of meditation
7. If your mind wanders, it’s okay, immediately return it to your breaths
For more information on how to meditate, go to howtomeditate.com
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