BY LAURA KELLY
Meditation teaches us many things; to stay calm when things feel frantic and to connect with our bodies, breath and the world around us when we feel disconnected. While the world asks us to speed up, meditation teaches us how to slow down and the beauty of mindfulness meditation is that it doesn’t have to involve sitting still or lying down.
Simple breathing exercise
- Inhale through your nose for a count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of four.
- Exhale through your mouth for a count of four.
- Pause and hold for a count of four.
Full body scan
- Connect with your physical self - Notice any sensations you’re feeling in each area of your body. Let go of any judgement.
- Find a comfortable seat - Take a slow deep breath. Inhale through your nose and exhale from your mouth. As you breathe out, close your eyes.
- Notice how your body feels - Start at the top of the head, gently scan down through your body, notice any areas of tension. Ask yourself what feels comfortable and what feels uncomfortable?
- Remember - You’re not trying to change anything, just notice how the body feels as you scan down bit by bit from your head to your toes.
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