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26 views · 6 days ago

Walking meditation provides many of the same benefits as sitting meditation like increasing mental clarity, stress reduction, lowering anxiety and blood pressure, and immune system support. 
 
Here Are 3 Types of Walking Meditation:
There are many different types of walking meditation. Here are four unique and easy-to-follow options to give you a well-rounded scope for your practice. It’s time to get outside!
 
1. Traditional Walking Meditation
Traditional walking meditation requires you to walk back and forth, along the same path, giving your mind the single-pointed focus of each individual step. This style of walking meditation makes it easier to keep the mind focused by eliminating the distractions you are likely to experience on a normal walk. Experiment using labeling techniques to help maintain your focus.
These labels are generally descriptive of the action like “stepping, stepping, stepping” or “lifting foot, moving foot, putting foot down.”

 
2. Mindful Observation
Another option is mindful observation. Beginning with how your body feels, you shift your attention through a series of focus points, checking in with what you are experiencing as you go. 
Begin with how it feels to be in your body. Notice different sensations. Check in with what you are experiencing. Focus on the texture and consistency of your breath. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.
This mindfulness practice will help keep you focused and present by establishing a mind/body connection.
 
4. Mantra Meditation
You can also use a mantra to maintain your focus, control your breath, and keep your mind clear of wandering thoughts. 

A mantra is a word or phrase said repeatedly during a meditation. It could be as simple as saying to yourself, “Inhale” as you breathe in, and “exhale” as you breathe out.
Some find it calming to count with the breath, giving your mind something to focus on. Others say the word they are trying to create more in their life: peace, love, compassion, abundance. SO HUM is a popular mantra easy to remember. It means “I Am That.”
 
 
Walking Meditation – The Takeaway
The key to any successful walking meditation is to choose a focus and then keep your attention centered on that focus while experiencing the various stimuli surrounding you. Walking meditation provides a link between you and the outside world.
As your practice deepens, it will strengthen your ability to tap into that inner calm at any time throughout your day, taking your meditation with you wherever you may go.
 
Namaste. Gabi

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7 views · 33 days ago

Bringing abundance into your life is more than a game of chance—it’s about creating the life you want.

There shouldn’t be a gap between the abundance of Nature and the lack that many people feel in their lives. When you say, “I don’t have enough time” or “There’s never enough money,” you have found yourself in that gap, because there is no denying that time is infinite and that wealth can be endlessly created. Why don’t you have your share?

Especially now, when the economy has brought financial lack to those who can least afford it, anxiety about loss of income has replaced the sense of abundance and fulfillment.

The greatest enemy of abundance is contraction. When you find yourself in a tight situation, feeling that there is no way out, drawing a blank when you try to think of new solutions, or carrying around a heavy burden, these are signs of contraction—in mind, body, and spirit. 

Expansion is the great friend of abundance. It brings in the light, opening up new possibilities. In a relaxed, open state, your awareness sees farther and life isn’t so confined.

How can you expand your awareness? To begin with, set aside time every day for peace and quiet. The brain has a natural mechanism for resetting itself and getting back into balance. Give this mechanism a chance. Being under pressure, putting up with noise and stress, and never stopping to relax are counter-productive actions. Go into a quiet place and sit with your eyes closed at least two times a day, for a few minutes. Let yourself become centered again, and practice meditation.

And if doing it on your own, is too difficult, I invite you to follow along with this guided meditation

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24 views · 47 days ago

Every new day is an opportunity to dig deeper into the intention and meaning behind how we live, what we say, what we do, and how we interact with others in this world.

Welcome to today’s practice I am Gabi Johnson, and I invite you to a “Namaste guided meditation” to connect with yourself and connect with your heart

Namasté is more than a word used to end a yoga session. With respect and reverence, Namasté is a way to see and honor the reality of others.

Breath in love exhale compassion and, repeat to yourself…

Just like me everyone is seeking happiness, may we all find the happiness we are seeking
Just like me everyone is protecting themself from suffering, may we all be brave and strong enough to make space for our suffering
Just like me everyone has known sadness, may we all experience love and joy to balance the sadness
Just Like me everyone are doing the best they can, may we all offer compassion to ourselves and others


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20 views · 54 days ago

When the mind is clear and the body is relaxed, you can engage the imagination to visualize images and ideas. Meditation and visualization have the power to teach and heal. Visualization is one method of using the mind to influence the body. Here is an example of an easy relaxation script for meditation: "Breathing in, I relax. Breathing out, I smile." Repeat this as long as you like, visualizing your body relaxing as you continue. Notice the physical changes.

Meditation and visualization are empowering tools to enhance consciousness and self-awareness and to focus the mind. Visualization is a healthy way of bringing positive energy into your mind, body and spirit, expanding your capacity for creativity. Meditation and visualization experiences will vary; it is best to let go of expectations and surrender to your own inner wisdom.

In this short journey to your Inner Sanctuary, you walk through nature and reflect next to a water pound to help you reprogram yourself letting you imagination to change anything you don't like about yourself and replacing it with what you like... Your imagination is your only limit. Enjoy! Namaste, Gabi


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21 views · 57 days ago

You are not alone! Friends, it’s been weeks since our routine and way of life has changed!!! Listen, change is not easy...there are many who are having a difficult time navigating through feelings of aloneness. Many, who don’t and won’t talk about it! Lesson, you may feel alone, but you are not in this thing alone. Chances are there are so many others who feel the way that you do. Tip, don’t be afraid of how you’re feeling! You have a right to feel the way that you do! Just know you’re never alone. Also, try focusing on someone else. I bet you can make someone’s day! There is someone waiting to hear from you... pick up the phone, zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Marco Polo if you have to, and let them know that they’re not alone!
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21 views · 62 days ago

Counting meditations are very simple. All you do is set yourself a number to count to or to count down from. For example, you could count slowly to five, or count down slowly from five. The idea here is to give your mind something to do, something to focus on, to help you to focus, without getting distracted.

The numbers help us to see if we’re making progress. If you put the effort into your meditation practice then you’ll see results. But how can you see results if there’s nothing to measure them by?

Also, the effect of counting down, allows for more relaxation, but you can count up or down, this is depending in which mind of frame you are on that particular day.

I invite you to try this short counting down meditation. Namaste, Gabi

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36 views · 96 days ago

Friends, these are trying times! Many of us never imagined, that we would live to be apart of a pandemic. Times like these will test your determination, courage, strength, and patience. Listen, we are a tenacious people. We know how to bounce back. Lesson, keep persevering keep holding on, because change is inevitable. Tip, don’t worry, don’t panic, and don’t you fret....trouble don’t last always!
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#beyourauthenticself
#lovetheskinyourein
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#theresnoonelikeyou
#youreunique
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#youreconfident
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40 views · 100 days ago

On a walk a few days ago, I held my face to the sun, and thought how happy I was to be alive. Friends, I looked around, and was mesmerized by the way the trees stood tall....adorned with cherry blossoms. Additionally, I smiled at the perfect pitch in which the birds sang their songs. Listen, in light of the plight happening here and around the globe, I began musing about the beauty of the world. In that moment, I realized, that the beauty of the world was right here on my walk! Lesson, try to celebrate the beauty that you see before you everyday! Tip, take the time to let the sun (or the rain), hit your face. Look around you, take in the scenery, the scents and the sounds of nature. Take heed to the beauty that surrounds you!
#mentoring
#coaching
#education
#inspiration
#motivation
#inspiringconfidence
#peopleofallages
#letmebemenj.com
#fitfabandwelltube
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#beyourauthenticself
#lovetheskinyourein
#encourageyourself
#loveurself
#beyourbestself
#theresnoonelikeyou
#youreunique
#yourepowerful
#youreconfident
#yourefreetobe
#youregreat
#noonelikeyou
#designersoriginal
#letyoubeyou
#letmebeme
#Drjoan

42 views · 106 days ago

As the pace of our lives continues to accelerate, driven by a host of forces seemingly beyond our control, more and more of us are finding ourselves drawn to engage in meditation, in this radical act of being. We are moving in the direction of meditative awareness for many reasons, not the least of which may be to maintain our individual and collective sanity, or recover our perspective and sense of meaning, or simply to deal with the outrageous stress and insecurity of this age.

By stopping and intentionally falling awake to how things are in this moment, purposefully, without succumbing to our own reactions and judgments, and by working wisely with such occurrences with a healthy dose of self-compassion when we do succumb, and by our willingness to take up residency for a time in the present moment in spite of all our plans and activities aimed at getting somewhere else, completing a project or pursuing desired objects or goals, we discover that such an act is both immensely, discouragingly difficult and yet utterly simple, profound, hugely possible after all, and restorative of mind and body, soul and spirit right in that moment. It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself.

It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself.

Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity are rigorous meditation practices, used for the most part to cultivate one-pointed concentrated attention, out of which the powers of these evoked qualities emerge, transfiguring the heart. Just naming these qualities of heart explicitly and making their role explicit in our practice may help us to recognize them when they arise spontaneously during mindfulness practice. As well as to incline the heart and mind in that direction more frequently, especially in difficult times.

But with practice direct observation itself, on its own, becomes the embodiment of loving-kindness and compassion all by itself, and is capable of embracing any mindstate, however afflictive are toxic. And in the seeing of it and the knowing of it—in open-hearted non-reactive, non-judgemental presence—we can see into the nature of the anger or grief for whatever it is. And in the seeing, in the embracing of it, in the knowing of it, as we have seen, it attenuates, weakens, evaporates, very much like touching a soap bubble or like writing on water.

A Loving-Kindness Mediation For Deep Healing of Ourselves and Others

97 views · 127 days ago

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