There are several methods of meditation and it doesn’t matter which you choose. It’s only important that you make time to do it. How to choose the best one for you? I was once told, “It’s like dating. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.” In other words, try them all on for size.
I like variety and use different methods at different times. The key is to settle the mind and B. R. E. A. T. H. E.
One method I offer you today is a breathing technique. It can be done at anyplace or anytime. So if you are at work and feeling stressed, take four.
It can be done standing or sitting and the eyes can be closed or gaze down. Inhale for a count of 4, hold the breath for a count of 4 and exhale for a count of 4. When you inhale, expand the belly. When you exhale, constrict the belly. Repeat this 4 times. By the third cycle, you will free brand new. The fourth is just for icing on the cake.
The process of expanding the belly on the inhale and constricting on the exhale may seem a little weird at first. Keep at it. It will be become increasingly easier to maneuver. The best part about this technique is it’s a miracle-worker! You body can’t hold tension and stress and do this breathing technique at the same time. How cool is that?
So the next time you are close to freaking out at work, take four and let me know if it works for you.