After taking part in the April AtoZChallenge, I feel the need for some relaxation and then some zing… so welcome to another #TheZenZing! Here I share how you can put the energy back into your life! The last time we looked at our breathing and how we can breathe effectively by using the natural breath. How did you get on with it? Did you feel the benefits? Let me know by tweeting @AllSortsHere.
This month is all about breathing with ‘mindfulness’ (also known to many as meditation). Some believe that you shouldn’t empty your mind while meditating. I beg to differ.
That’s the beauty of mediation though – you do what works best for you and what you feel most comfortable with.
What works for me is mentally taking any thought (or thoughts) that pop into my mind and putting them into an imaginary basket next to me. Next I ensure I’m sitting up comfortably straight, quieten my mind again and start again. First, I focus on my breathing and then, as any thoughts pop into my mind (because they always do), I get my ‘basket’ and pop them in there.
And so the positive cycle of relaxing, focussing on breathing and being mindful starts again. Can you see how it’s a practice? Make it a habit to meditate and I’m sure you’ll reap the benefits.
Meditating can clear your mind, de-stress you and ultimately make you feel more alert and energetic. That’s what #TheZenZing is all about!
Next month we will look at using crystals during meditation and I will be introducing my virtual friend Chrissy Faery, Certified Crystal Healer.
Though not a qualified holistic therapist, I practice meditation and mindfulness, along with breathing techniques and find this works for me.
Now I invite you to share your blog posts on anything ‘positive, happy and full of zing’ by linking up (it’s live for the next 2 weeks). I’ll share each post across my social media and in my monthly newsletter. In the following month’s #TheZenZing post, I will share my favourite post from the previous month’s linky.
So get involved! Spread #TheZenZing positive vibe 🙂
This is where I share my pick of the best blogs that I’ve read in the last week or so and I invite you to do the same. So please link up your favourite blog post (or posts) of the week (funny, serious, somewhere in-between, part of another linky or stand-alone… anything goes ~ it doesn’t matter!). Then sit back, read a few other posts in the link up and enjoy…
Tweet @AllSortsHere with #AllSortsofBlogs and your blog post url and I’ll retweet. I’ll also share every single post on twitter and a few on facebook and pinterest too.
The link up is open from 6 am Saturdays to midnight the following Friday.
And my favourites were…
A list from Natalie at Our Parallel Connection to help our non-blogging friends understand what blogging’s all about. When I started out blogging it didn’t take me long to ‘get it’. And now that I have, I’m addicted!
A lovely analogy of meditation using a ‘butterfly mind’ from Michelle at Bod for tea.
…I hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I did!