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Meditation Part 1 of 2: A Simple Exercise

Updated: Feb 9

Hi Dear Ones!

So we spend a lot of our day going through the motions, trying to balance work, family life, housework, kids’ needs, you name it! We need to balance that sort of energy with calming moments.

However, to access our parasympathetic mode of rest and digest, it can feel like we're adding another item to our to-do list, during our very busy days.

You’ve heard of mindfulness: attention to the present moment, and acceptance of feelings and thoughts without judgement.

You've heard of forest bathing: "shinrin yoku" (Japanese), walking in the woods, being in the presence of nature, forest therapy.

You've heard of meditation: inner practice, witness state, cultivating calmness, connection to higher Self, a process, no right or wrong way, many forms (connections to mindfulness, to concentration, to affirmations-mantras, breathing, visualization).

*Scroll down for a short video on the science of meditation below!


Let's keep it simple and take 5.

I propose a walk.

Take notice of your surroundings.

Ground yourself in the present moment.

Picture roots growing from the bottom of your feet into the earth.

Walk calmly.

Listen to your breath.

Now start to notice 5 things you can see.

4 things you can feel.

3 things you can hear.

2 things you can smell.

1 thing you can taste.

Consciously connect with what is around you.

Just be.

Nature is so good for our mental and physical health.

WHEN your mind wanders, that is ok. That is natural. You are exactly where you need to be.

Thank the thought.

Let it go for now.

Return to the moment.

Focus on 54321.

Focus on your breath.

You are safe. You are loved. You are one with the universe.

Enjoy the scenery in the video or close your eyes to give it a try now! 👇

In gratitude,

Ps. I took a walk in the woods. However, if you are at work or you live in the city, use headphones and listen to calm music if you like. I love doing that while I vacuum or fold laundry.

Pss. accept what you see, without judgement. Find the beauty in all things around you. Notice new things every time you take that same walk on your lunch break.

You’ve got this my dears.

If you're interested, here is the SCIENCE behind meditation.


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