4 Tips for Meditation that are Interesting and Unique for the Busy Professional
1. I call this, In line meditation. While you’re waiting on your triple mocha frappe at Starbucks, try standing on both feet, grinding your heels into the ground and focusing on lifting your head as high as you can. Instead of drowning out the sounds and noises of people talking and the busyness of the place, focus on the noise and breathe into not out of it. If you can get lost in the hustle and bustle of the day, you can learn to meditate anywhere, including Times Square. Practice this by going to busy places and focus on the sound as a way to calm yourself, similar to using the ocean. Remember to breathe into the chaos not out of. If you can master this, you can meditate anywhere, including a Chuck E Cheese during a birthday party.
2. The red light game. While waiting at a red light, focus on your breath and the color of the light. Take deep long breaths and instead of impatiently waiting on the light to change, focus on breathing out the negative energy and breathing in 3 seconds at a time. If you did this at every red light, by the time you got to your location you would be calm, cool and collected. Just try not to fall asleep at the wheel.
3. 5 minutes of quiet. If you only get a short lunch break, set your alarm on your phone for five minutes. Find a quiet location, you may have to sit in your car. Focus on breathing in and out and relaxing. Let all your thoughts flow freely for that 5 minutes. If done correctly you will feel like you slept for 30 minutes or more.
4. Moving meditation. If you’re agitated a moving meditation is even better. A moving meditation consists of allowing the meditation to flow while you’re in motion. So for example, running up and down the steps or walking quickly while breathing out the negativity or even talking to yourself while doing it will release the stress and anger that you’re feeling. You can even do squats while doing dishes and breathe in on the way up and exhale on the way down. You can use any moving meditation with breath work to release stress, anxiety, anger and frustration.
Self care is vital for every individual, and meditation is a great way to care for yourself.
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