Meditation. We all know we should do it, but starting is so hard! Thats why I’m giving you a technique today to create stress relief in under 5 minutes that anyone can do.
If you’ve tried it, you have probably experienced that frustration of finding that you can’t concentrate, or you feel fidgety, or you keep thinking about work!
Its ok. Even that zen meditation master has been there.
When you practice day by day it gets easier. But, instead of trying to dive in to deep 30 minute silent meditations, its so much easier (and way more effective, btw) to start with small sensory experiences. This helps to train your brain to become aware and focused on a moment.
Soon those moment tie together, your awareness increases, and soon 10, 15, even 30 minutes whiz by with ease and pleasure. Thats why I’m giving you a technique today to create stress relief in under 5 minutes that anyone can do.
So today I want to show you how to start meditating, easily. I find its best to start with an activity and body part. Today I want you to focus on your hands. More specifically we will be working through your fingers.
In this technique is called “FIVE FINGER BREATHING”
We will be pair our breath to create an access point to mindfulness. Being mindful means paying close attention to anything, to achieve presence.
Generally we use this to being to pay close attention to your thoughts and feelings, so you can begin to let the attachment of your thoughts and feelings go.
Now lets go through the steps.
Follow Along for stress relief in under 5 Minutes
1 – Hold out one hand, palm up and with your fingers comfortably spread apart
2 – Using the pointer finger of your other hand, trace the sides of the fingers in the stretched out hand.
3 – Trace up the side of one finger while you breathe in
4 – Breathe out as you trace down the opposite side of that finger.
5 – Move on to your next finger and repeat those movements and breathes
6 – Breathe in as you trace up the side of your finger
7 – Breathe out as you trace down the opposite side of that finger.
8 – Slow your breathing down as you move on to your next finger.
Continue on until you have gone through all five fingers on one side. Then move to your next hand, and reverse the flow.
Once you have done both sides, notice how much more relaxed you feel! You can do this any time, and as often you like for a little mini mental vacation!
Remember, by creating a focal point, it makes mindfulness accessible. Try it for a week and see if you feel more at ease through your day!
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