I started a new job this past month and one thing that keeps coming to mind when working with my customers and the forgotten mindfulness of ones own breathing.
Our own mindfulness of our breath is an amazing thing. It can clear your head in literally a short time. It is a practice good for all. It is especially good for those with panic/anxiety issues. It is also just a great technique you can practice for a 5 minute on the spot meditation session.
So what is mindful breathing?
As its name implies, the ‘Mindfulness of Breathing’ uses the breath as an object of concentration. By focusing on the breath you become aware of the mind’s tendency to jump from one thing to another. The simple discipline of concentration brings us back to the present moment and all the richness of experience that it contains. It is a way to develop mindfulness, the faculty of alert and sensitive awareness. And it is an excellent method for cultivating the states of intense meditative absorption known as dhyana. As well as this, the mindfulness of breathing is a good antidote to restlessness and anxiety, and a good way to relax: concentration on the breath has a positive effect on your entire physical and mental state. (source the buddhist centre )
I like to teach the simple method of awareness by the following steps.
I suggest for a person to do this at the min of 3 times and max 10 times during a "session". Your mind will clear and the world will go silent around you.
My favorite awareness about Mindful Breathing is of course by Thich Nhat Hanh.
If you have time please watch this video as he speaks about Simple Mindfulness, which includes Mindful Breathing. "Your eyes will smile"
This is wonderful meditation session that is easy to access. I do not use with headphones, however headphones you get the full effect. Audio Entrainment is awesome on all the binaural beats it provides.
From the You Tube section:
Chakra Activation & Healing Meditation
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Chakra Activation & Healing uses 3D ambient sounds, binaural beats, and isochronic tones in a perfect blend for chakra activation. The frequencies are tuned specifically for activating your chakra energy centers starting with the base and finishing with the crown.
For best results use this meditation with chakra stones.
For this audio to be fully effective headphones must be worn.
Meditation Technique (taken from http://chakra-activation.com)
Visualize coloured light at the chakra area, to aid in activation you can also use coloured crystals to activate the chakra.
Place the crystals on the point while lying down flat on your back, feeling relaxed, and visualize coloured light radiating outwards.
Crystals, being symmetrical in their molecular structure, radiate energy in a consistent and steady manner. So they are excellent for creating a healing flow around the chakras.
Each chakra responds to a special colour, and to crystals of corresponding
colours that are placed at the chakra point.
Binaural beats are an effective tool in accelerating the process of reaching meditative states.
I personally use binaural beats in my guided meditations along with energy work. I have found this to be a highly effective tool. The best way to listen and have the beats have full effect is to use headphones.
Clear Mind Meditation has some very awesome information about beats and free videos- or you can score free ones on you tube like Audio Entainment
Enjoy and relax
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