Me and Dizzy are on a little mission at the moment to get back into doing more meditation. This is something we’re been doing (successfully and unsuccessfully) for a few years now, but recently we have really been missing out on our daily meditation.
Meditation has been proven to have loads of benefits, and it is especially important for people with chronic illness as it helps to reduce stress. Stress can be a major issue, and it something that causes mine and Dizzy’s symptoms to flare up.
For this post we’ve decided to look at the best ways to meditate for us! We find it very hard to just sit still and meditate, so we’ve been exploring other options! 🙂
- Meditation while walking – You can do this by focusing on how you feel as you walk, the ground beneath your feet and what you see as you are walking. It is recommended that this works best by taking small, slow steps. 🙂
2. Meditating while eating – Me and Dizzy love our food, so what could be better than being able to meditate while eating! This involves being aware of the food you are eating, you can study the food before you eat it, considering the taste, texture and smell, and then while slowly chewing the food being aware of the same aspects.
3. Meditating while discovering an object – This can involve touching and looking at an object in detail. I love to hold something and really feel all the different parts of it. Me and Dizzy do this while also focusing on our breathe, but holding an object stops our minds from wondering off too much. 🙂
4. Meditating while going on an imagninary adventure! – This is time when you can let your imagination go mad! You can visualise yourself off into different lands (for us, usually magical) and enjoy the freedom this provides. There are also visualisations available that you can follow to get you started. 🙂
Me and Dizzy love Lord of the Rings and couldn’t believe it when we found these Lord of the Rings inspired ones! 🙂
5. Meditating through yoga – Yoga is amazing for quietening your mind and helping you to relax. Meditation is easily incorporating into yoga but focusing on the yoga positions and your breathe. We also find it much easier to do a simple sitting meditation after some yoga, as the yoga has already helped us to feel more relaxed 🙂
What are your favourite ways to meditate? And how have you overcome any struggles with your mediation journeys? 🙂 xxx