I can confidently say that this meditation technique works really well based on my own personal experience. It will be of proper use to those who have already practiced meditation before. That’s because you’ll need to understand what the meditative state is all about for it to work. But once you learn it it’s simple and can be incorporated into your daily life regardless of what you are doing. Does that interest you? then read on.
Now let’s get right to it- This involves simply getting into that meditative state and holding it for at least 3-4 seconds. It’s like holding your breath but instead, you just hold your thoughts. don’t think about anything and empty your mind for 3-4 seconds. When I do this I’d instantly feel a sort of relief, like hitting a refresh button. The idea is to repeat it at least 5 times.
Make it a habit and try to do it at least 5-10 times a day for at least a week and see for yourself if it works or not. For me it worked very well and made me feel so much better emotionally. Not only that but the results I get from this is like taking a short power nap– I feel more energized and gives me more clarity. and I become relaxed and more effective at my work. Since the start of last month, I’ve actually used a Tally counter app to make it more fun and motivating. So my goal is to get to 15,000 reps (no time limit) and so far after 40 days or so, I am at 250.
The great thing about this technique is that you can do this anytime anywhere whether it be while standing in line at the supermarket, walking your dog, cooking, working on your computer and so on and so forth. Having said that I would recommend to not use it while driving or operating other machinery as it can distract you from the task at hand. If you’re someone who has never tried meditation and don’t know what it feels like then the next paragraph is for you-
What is Meditation?
First off many people mistake meditation for yoga and think they have to hold some weird pose for a period of time. No you don’t have to do that. Meditation is simply quieting your mind and stopping the endless chatter that goes on in there.
You can sit in a quiet room alone so that you won’t be disturbed and set a timer for 5-15mins. You can sit in any position- on the bed, chair or floor whatever you prefer while wearing some loose comfortable clothing. Once you’ve settled in close your eyes and focus on your breathing. You will notice thoughts zipping through your mind, but do your best to ignore them and just focus on your breathing. Try as best as you can to not think and just observe your breath going in and out, in and out.
“Through meditation, you can access the resources of the Universe.” – Abraham Hicks
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha
“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti