Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the pace of life? I’m sure most of us can answer "Yes" to this question. Candace, a paraplegic, sums it up like this:
“I’ve found having a spinal cord injury in this fast-paced 21st century can be overwhelming and exhausting to my body, mind, and spirit.”
So she's found a way to combat the stress of a hectic life by practicing mindfulness meditation – a type of meditation that focuses on the breath as it moves in and out of the body.
Candace initially started incorporating mindfulness meditation in 5-minute increments into her day. Now she has established a 30-45 minute morning meditation routine. Here are the steps Candace uses.
- Begin by breathing through the nose and taking the breath into the belly.
- Once you’ve taken in the breath, pause for 3 seconds. This pause is called the gap – where the mind goes quiet.
- Then exhale and let your mind relax.
Meditation can be done anywhere at any time. Try it lying down, in your chair, or even sitting on a soft cushion. With some experimentation, you can find the right time and place for you.
“I’ve found that with my mindfulness meditation, I have peace of mind and energy to spare.”
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