Every time we look at a screen, may it be a reminder to be mindful, take a deep breath, and adjust our screen posture. Be it a cell phone, tv, laptop, billboard, wall menu; whenever you find yourself noticing that you are looking at a screen, check in with your thoughts, feelings, and posture; breathe[…]
Use this Three Sided Breathing Technique anytime and anywhere to physically relax your body and calm your mind. The more we practice breathing exercises, the more likely we are to react with slow, deep breaths when we need to most! The three sided breathing exercise is easy! Just visualize an equilateral triangle. All three sides[…]
The Four Sided Breathing exercise is a simple tool to help calm the mind. Breathe along with this animation to get the basics of a technique you can use at any time, anywhere. Add it to your mindfulness tool belt!
Meditation: It’s not what you think… Get it? These simple steps are all that it takes to start meditating right now. Anyone can meditate and everyone can benefit from even a little meditation experience. If you have ever been curious about meditation give these tips a shot right now! Step one: Sit with your spine comfortably[…]
The key to a truly deep breath is breathing from the diaphragm. As the breath slows down the mind will slow down. As the mind slows down we reduce stress and increase our mental focus. How often during your day or your life are you taking a truly deep breath?
The following video explains what it means to be grounded: When we are grounded, we are centered and clear. From this place we are in control of our actions and not a prisoner to our reactions. Being grounded means that we are present, in the moment, and just being. It is from this place that[…]
You can get some sense of this, as a metaphor, by simply reading the blog below. However, I suggest you read it through two or three times, make it your own, and then meditate with it. You can refer to previous blogs on quieting your mind, breathing techniques, and our daily grounding sessions to[…]
Positive thinking reduces stress and improves health by keeping the obstacles of life in perspective. There is very little in our lives that we are not truly capable of taking on. That’s one of the benefits of being a human being. Positive thinking is one of our greatest tools. Check out this article from the[…]
As I’ve discussed in previous posts, shifting awareness into the body is the essence of getting grounded and visualization is a powerful tool to facilitate this shift. First, it is important to understand that the mind “thinks” in the form of images. Visualization is the practice of focusing the mind and imagination using imagery. Human beings[…]
So, why would anyone want to be grounded? Why not? All areas of life improve when one is deeply grounded and consistently practicing simple grounding techniques. First, it really does feel great. If you are a snowboarder (like me), you can compare the feeling of being grounded to that state of being you feel when[…]
Breathing techniques are very effective methods to quiet the mind and begin getting grounded. I will also address some effective awareness techniques the help bring the mind’s attention into the present in my next blog. Breathing oxygenates the blood, carrying vital life force to the body. So, by focusing our conscious mind’s attention on the[…]
When you are grounded you are fully present, your mind is still, and you are completely focused. It is from this place of being grounded that we operate most effectively and therefore are optimized for success in any endeavor. To be grounded is to experience a state of peaceful awareness from where one is most[…]