Meditation focuses on surrender and giving up control, says Tamarin Oblowitz, MSc in Clinical Psychology, spiritual and holistic therapist and founder of EmowHER Healing. Raise your hand if the thought of giving up control sounds scary. For those of us who don’t like meditation, that’s okay – we can try other mindfulness modes that offer similar benefits (think: less anxiety, more self-awareness, more creativity). Below, Tamarin shares three mindfulness exercises you can try if you don’t like meditation.
1. Basic exercises
“Sit upright in a chair with the soles of your feet on the ground beneath them. Close your eyes gently. Take a few deep, clean breaths.
Now, vividly imagine a ground wire attached to the coccyx of the spine. Imagine this ground wire anchored in the rich soil beneath your feet. It helps to make the “joint” at least as wide as the hips. This ground wire can be any color and can look the way you want. It can be anything that attracts you and helps you feel connected (eg, a large tree, waterfall, boat anchor, pillar of light, crystal falling into the center of the earth, a certain color, etc.). You will feel calm, grounded, grounded, and connected to your body and yourself.
Imagine, feel or feel the connection from the coccyx area down to this special area in the center of the earth. Sit back and feel connected to the earth. Notice how you feel after being connected to the ground wire for two minutes and internalize the grounding/energy emanating from this exercise. “
2. Work out and clear blockages in your body
“The following exercises connect you to all areas and energy centers of the body, allowing you to become more focused and grounded during times of heightened anxiety and stress.
Start at the top of your head. Notice the beautiful white light entering overhead. When this white light enters the top of your head, it clears and clears the thoughts that are causing you worry or anxiety. Now follow this white light dancing between your third eye, which is the point between your eyebrows. Notice that it clears any energies that are preventing you from connecting with your intuition. Now let this white light pass through every part of your body, through your throat, to clear any energies that are preventing you from speaking and communicating/expressing your feelings.
This white light then gently passes through the center of your heart, clearing and purifying any energies that are preventing you from loving and forgiving yourself and loving and forgiving others. Now you can feel the white light passing quickly through your stomach, cleaning and sweeping your stomach of any energies that are preventing you from feeling your most confident, powerful and valuable self.
This white light continues down through your body and then dances around your pelvic area, clearing and purifying any energy in that area that is preventing you from being creative. Finally, this bright, powerful, bright light travels through your spine and coccyx, clearing and purifying any fear-based energy that makes you feel anxious. Once this energy in the tailbone is cleansed, you can even go back to the top of your head and start over if you want. “
3. Focus on your breath – 4-4-8
“Breathing movement is completely underrated, it is scientifically proven that when we are connected to our breath, we can calm our nervous system, especially when it is activated. I often interact with my clients (and when I feel tense or anxious) One of the amazing secrets of breathing work that I use together is the 4-4-8 method: Inhale or inhale four times, hold your breath four times, and exhale eight times. Repeat a few times until you feel Be grounded, calm, centered and aligned until you feel your heart rate slow down.”
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