As we slowly release our dependency on our thoughts, we will more closely acquaint ourselves with the present moment and our overall quality of life will increase. There are many articles and studies on how people who think less and live more in the moment are happier, have more energy, and retain memories better!
So how does one seek the present moment and find stillness through meditation? It's surprisingly simple.
Since Monday Mindfulness posts are all about trying a meditation for a week, this article is something many of us can practically use daily! Chronic pain is incredibly common throughout the world, so this meditation focuses on using the breath to ease tension and anguish in the parts of our bodies that ache. It is also a great practice to commit to if you already practice yoga or simply want to replenish yourself with healing energy.
Breathing is life-giving and constant. Our ability to breathe is something which sustains every action of our body and, when we bring attention to the breath, we form the most stable foundation for our spiritual practice. Monday Mindfulness meditations are a challenge to try a new form of meditation for a week, seeing if it benefits or adds to your spiritual practice. Three-part breathing, or Dirga Pranayama, is a vital meditation to try.