A meditating Dizzy…

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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,ย ย considering the taste, texture and smell, and then while slowly chewing the foodย being aware of the same aspects.

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3. Meditating while discovering an object – This can involveย touchingย and looking atย an object in detail. I love to hold something and really feel all the different parts of it.ย Me and Dizzyย do this while also focusing onย our breathe, but holding an object stopsย our minds from wondering off too much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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4. Meditating while going on an imagninary adventure! – This is time when you can let your imagination go mad! You can visualise yourself off intoย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Me and Dizzy love Lord of the Rings and couldn’t believe it when we found these Lord of the Rings inspired ones! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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What are your favourite ways to meditate? And how have you overcome any struggles with your mediation journeys? ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

 

45 thoughts on “A meditating Dizzy…

  1. Terri, Reclaiming Hope says:

    I’ll bet I know which type is Dizzy’s favorite…. :o) These are some great tips Heather. Thanks so much for sharing them. Like you guys, I have a hard time just sitting still and meditating; I do much better with the ones that incorporate some type of movement.

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      It’s one of the reasons I’ve always liked yoga so much, my brain can’t focus on standing on one leg and worrying! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s nice to know I’m not the only one that struggles with the sitting still and meditating though. x I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend Terri. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  2. CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

    Meditation is something I thought I that I always unintentionally avoided. But, now that you mentioned it, I do meditate in the ways other than sitting still. I agree- Yoga and walking are great ways to collect your thoughts and meditate. Thank-you for making me feel a little more normal. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿค— Great pictures and inspiring post!

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      It’s making me realise quite a few people find it difficult to just sit still and meditate! I wasn’t sure if I was just the odd one out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yoga and walking and so lovely to do. I’ve been making an effort to go on more walks recently and it is so calming and peaceful. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have wonderful week! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  3. anne leueen says:

    I like your concept of meditation. It is living in the present for many of these meditations. I found meditation usefull when I was first diagnised with Systemic Scleroderma. The diagnosis made me panic and meditation ( seated but not in a yoga position) helped me to be calmer and to let my panic go. I still use it when I am in a stressfull situation or worried about something. I have a mantra I use while meditating as it helps to silence the chatter in my head.

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  4. laura bruno lilly says:

    Thanks for giving us a peek into your’s and Dizzy’s stress-reliever suggestions!
    I don’t consider my routine to be ‘meditation’ per se, but I listen/feel/count the rhythm of my feet as I’m walking the trail…and then add my controlled breathing (in through nose – 12345678 out through mouth – 12345678) as I walk.
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Positively Alyssa says:

    I absolutely love the meditation you and Dizzy share with us! Both of you give me so much hope and knowledge about meditation! I appreciate both of you so much because y’all are just so incredible! Dizzy definitely deserves the ginger cookies with all the effort she puts into these lessons!!

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      It is really hard to get your mind to be still. Mine feels like it’s going at a 100 miles an hour all the time. But I have found these really help. ๐Ÿ™‚ Music is a great one too! I find music can instantly make me feel more relaxed and calmer. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Thank you, how do you get on with meditation? I’m learning lots of people have the same trouble as me and Dizzy with just sitting still and doing it! And thank you, we were feeling very relaxed during our little park outing that day. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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      • anotetohuguette says:

        Most of my meditation happens during yoga class or on beautiful walks through the forest…my goal, one day, is to light a candle and spend some time here in the apartment meditating, hopefully making it a daily practice!

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  6. manyofus1980 says:

    I am trying to practice mindfulness more! Meditating I find hard to do, but I do have an ap on my phone for it! And my amazon echo will play nice relaxing sounds too if I just ask alexa! xx

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