Meditation is the core of the “Mindful Big 3”
What is meditation in the “Mindful Big 3”?
Meditation is the foundation of my “Mindful Big 3” coaching programs which include mediation, sound healing, and gentle yoga. It is the thread that weaves through every sound, movement, and interaction that we have.
Meditation doesn’t always look like someone sitting cross-legged on the floor with eyes closed for hours. Sometimes meditation happens while we’re waiting our coffee to fill the cup. Sometimes it happens when we are sitting at our desk at work. And sometimes meditation looks like a walk in the park – literally.
Meditation is the process of taking time to go within and simply notice.
Just notice? That’s it?
Yes, basically, that’s meditation.
With one addition. To notice with kindness and work towards non judgement.
But…there’s more to learn about a practice that is so simple, yet can be challenging.
A practice that is calming, but can also bring up difficult emotions and resistance.
For many of us, slowing down and taking time to notice our thoughts, feelings, and how are body is today is a bit scary.
And it’s hard to find the time to “do nothing” when there’s so much to be done.
But…this practice is for everyone, even if you’ve never meditated before!
Meditation practice increases mindful awareness
Meditation is the foundation of the program because it’s about learning to listen deeply.
You will start to listen to your:
Our anxiety and stress often comes from thoughts and energetic patterns that we aren’t even aware exist in the background of our lives. When we meditate, we bring to our awareness what is driving our emotions and give ourselves more options to choose how to react.
And as we practice more and more, we can choose how to react in stressful situations with more and more grace and calm – taking care of our bodies and minds as we move through our busy lives.
More Benefits of Meditation
- Reduce stress and feel calmer and in more control of your life
- Increased productivity without energy drain
- Ability to focus on tasks
- Improved perspective on situations
- Supports healthy relationships and communication
- Promotes balance in all areas of life
- Improve patience
- Helps us act with more kindness to ourselves and others
Meditation for Stress Reduction & Restorative Rest
Meditation is an amazing way to reduce stress in the moment that you’re feeling stress and as a practice of becoming less reactive to stress throughout your day.
Meditation can allow your body (and mind!) to move into the parasympathetic nervous state. This is the “rest & digest” system that allows us to get deep, regenerative healing of the mind, body, and spirit. We are living in busy, overstimulating times and we need this time to slow down and go within for restorative rest. Otherwise we get rundown, sick, and anxious.
Types of Meditation
In my “Mindful Big 3” coaching, I teach meditation to all levels of practitioners using a variety of tools. This is a customized program, so the meditation techniques that I teach are based on your needs and goals and I work with you to determine those goals.
Here are a few general types of meditation techniques that I teach:
- Breath awareness and breathing exercises
- Guided meditation
- Chakra mediation
- Meditation to let go of negative thought patterns
- Meditation with mantra (chanting)
- Meditation with sound healing
Start today. Start now with 3 easy steps
Meditation has so many benefits, but you don’t get them if you don’t get started. And I know from my personal experience and from working with clients that if you don’t make it simple, it literally won’t happen.
It can’t get any simpler than this! Check out this quick video on how to get started with meditation daily (30 seconds to 30 minutes a day. You can do this!!). And visit my blog on the steps for more detailed info.
Let’s practice these 3 easy steps now!