In my previous post, I mentioned meditating in quiet, close to nature environments yielded the best results. I know that in today’s busy world, it is next to impossible to find that quiet place – and most of us would not have enough patience to go through with it anyways. We all need to take a deep breath and calm ourselves down. I alluded to trying this earlier but why not meditate in the car? Not while driving of course, but when someone else is. Instead of blasting loud party music, you can play soothing sounds of nature while your mind frees itself from the burdens of daily living. If your vehicle isn’t very accommodating for this approach then you may have to enlist in some of the many quality limos in Vancouver. Having a comfortable seat really makes a difference.
The secret is to enjoy these activities without thinking about the stressful aspects – if you like walking don’t worry about the dirty dishes in the sink. For me, parking is very stressful so when I’m out on my relaxation journey, I choose places that have ample parking spaces so I don’t have to fight for spots. One great way I achieve this is if I don’t drive in the first place – I get someone else to drive instead. Sometimes it’s my husband, friend, or even a transportation service. Lately I’ve been quite fond of one particular Vancouver limo service, Fabulous Limousines. They’re great and give me all the space I need for a pre-walk relaxation. It really took the stress right out of me.
In today’s busy world most people are working long hours, eating unhealthy meals, losing sleep, and getting entangled deeper into the online world.
“Who has time to meditate? I can’t even fit in exercise” and “How is sitting still suppose to help me anyways?” are just two of the common objections when I try to persuade my friends to join me. I don’t blame them. There isn’t nearly enough positive media exposure regarding the benefits of meditation and how to incorporate it into our daily lives.
Scientific studies on this field are few and far in between, but they all discuss the effect of stress reduction. We know the kinds of problems that stress can cause – lack of sleep, high blood pressure, weight gain, energy levels, bad moods, the list goes on and on. Meditation is an easy method to combat stress and its associated effects. Refer to the Science Behind Meditation for more details.
Welcome to Meditation Made Easy, my personal blog for sharing tips, techniques, and routines relating to yoga and meditation. Join me on my life long journey of mental, physical, and spiritual peace as I sample multiple programs to find the perfect one for me. I’ve been doing yoga for more than 10 years and I can honestly say it feels great! The breathing techniques have really lowered my stress levels and in turn aided my meditation efforts. I hope yoga and meditation will yield similar benefits for all of you as well.
I’ll try to update this blog on a weekly basis so you can try my methods alongside me. And if you ever have questions, I’m always available to help you.
Take care of mind and it will in turn take care of your body.