The practice of meditation is nothing new, with it dating back thousands of years. In more recent years, however, science appears to be catching up and showing interest in the art, displaying research that shows how much meditation can help in reducing stress – and in a matter of just 3 days. It has also been known to have an exceptionally good effect on anxiety, anger management, mental clarity and creativity. We’ve managed to track down a simple 2 step process created by a well-known transformation and mindfulness coach, Padma Coram, that is sure to put you on a path to a healthier, longer life.
“My 2-step process is exceptionally powerful and I have seen it transform my clients to feel alive and rejuvenated in just 21 days.”
The first thing Coram advises you to do is spare 20 minutes every day, morning and evening, and find a quiet place that you keep coming back to in order to ensure that the process is that much more effective. This is because the mind often associates locations with emotions.
Step 1 in the anti-aging meditation process is to stretch head to toe, but as soon as you wake up and before you even climb out of bed. Truly feel the stretch and relax before repeating the process twice.
Then, while still lying in bed, close your eyes while you scan your body, starting with the toes and moving your way up to the scalp. Pay attention, be mindful and give thanks to every part of your body. You may not notice a change in the beginning, but give it several days and you are sure to pick up on a range of your emotions.
The second step is to get inside your mind and heart and consider the day ahead for what you want it to be rather than what you necessarily think it may be. Smile and give gratitude to the approaching day.
Stretch again before you sit up in bed, relaxed with a straight back and deep breaths. Allow your tummy to bulge out and count to 5. Hold your breath until the count of 5, breath out through your nose and let your tummy flatten – watch as your abdomen expands and contracts.
Keep sitting with your hands over your heart, eyes closed, and imagine yourself sitting underneath a waterfall. Watch as its magical water washes away your physical and emotional pain as it makes room for new cells, amazing vitality youth generating strength and happy experiences.
Coram suggests that you gently bring yourself back to this happy place should your mind get distracted. Keep your eyes closed and in your head repeat to yourself ‘I welcome new positive experiences’ and finish with a final stretch to enjoy your day. Repeat this process at night and you should be on your way to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
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