Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivating  equanimity. Meditation changed my life  30 years ago.

A balanced  way to  be present, congruent, boost self care, esteem and intuition.

Re- connect to  your truth, make wise, skillful choices, improve communication, increase creativity, productivity and let go.

The benefits of meditation are:

Energize and balance the brain
Strengthen the  immune system
Tune the  nervous system
Resonate our DNA and cellular structure
Enhance relaxation
Reduce stress
Heighten  consciousness

Daily recovery management regimes  requires  “spiritual-muscle” maintenance in the form of regular  meditation to sustain the necessary motivation to change maladaptive behaviours  fuelled by intensity, insecurity, diminished confidence and low/no-self-esteem.Stilling the mind requires practice,practice, practice. Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.”Yogananda

Pay attention  if your “chattering monkey-mind” tells you to  stop meditating/you are doing it wrong etc –  in meditation there is no right or wrong – simply bring your mind back to your breath – think only about breathing.  It helps to meditate in the same place each day.  Be comfortable;  sit, or  lie down and always  do what feels appropriate  for you as long as it is somewhere quiet at first -later as you become more adept, push yourself to drop into a meditative state without the need to control the environment in which you are in.

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“The sound of silence is accurate”

Mark Rothko

Silence is superb for de-stressing the mind/body connection from stimulation overload.Non-doing is undoing the intellectual constrains that keep us disconnected from all that is. Meditative traditions teach us to rest, to slow down and this distresses our thinking, auto-piolot stance. Awareness is boundless and infinitely available.

Jon Kabat-Zinn  is an extraordinary mindfulness teacher.  Through science and experience, mindfulness is a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

 

 

During breathing for Pranayama inhalation stimulates the system and fills the lungs with fresh air; retention raises the internal temperature and plays an important part in increasing the absorption of oxygen; exhalation causes the diaphragm to return to the original position and any toxins and impurities is forced out by the contraction of inter-costal muscles.

 

These are the main components leading to Pranayama which massage the abdominal muscles and tone up the working of various organs of the body. Due to the proper functions of these organs , vital energy flows to all the systems. The success of Pranayama depends on proper ratios being maintained between inhalation, exhalation and retention.

Life is beautiful when we choose health and happiness.