These ideas for basic, short meditations were taken from the Essential Meditations Deck published by Chronical Books. Feel free to adjust and ad lib them to your personal preferences.
Float in the Night Sky
Illuminate Your Spirit
Receive Rays of Energy
After each meditation session, bring yourself back to the present. Give thanks for the opportunity to “just be”, even if it was only for five minutes. When you feel ready: take a deep breath, stretch, drink water and stand up. If you feel unsteady, sit down again and wait a bit. Then try the breath/stretch/water routine again. All should be well now.
Meditation is helpful in reducing our 21st century stresses and strains. Just for a moment, we can feel free, calm and balanced. Over time, even 5 minutes a day can have positive effects on our lives. Why not give meditation a try this summer?
|Article written by Pat Antoniak Registered Nurse-Registered Aromatherapist and owner of the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen, BC.|