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Mindfulness Practices During A Pandemic

Mindfulness is like a retreat or an escape for your mind, doing so can reset your stress levels.

Firstly, because right now, we live in an ever-increasing complex society.

Secondly, it’s no secret that the pandemic we are facing now (Covid-19) is making people anxious.

Several cities on lockdown with hundreds of countries affected; people are hoarding supplies, panic buying, businesses are closing.

Some jobs are on hold and everyone is asked to stay home.

And no one knows when this will end.

However, on a lighter note, staying at home has its silver linings. 

You can get your much-needed rest, a time for your family, to finish the tasks you’ve been putting off.

Or to finally do some decluttering and general cleaning. 

At this moment, people are also relying on practicing Mindfulness to ease their anxieties and worries, and by doing this you can calm down in the comfort of your own homes. 

That’s why Meditation apps on Google Play and the Apple store had a recent spike in downloads.

Some recommended apps are Calm, Headspace, Breethe and Insight Timer. And the good news is, some of these apps are offering free membership.

Right now, the best way to weather the storm at home is by keeping your sanity and driving away negative emotions and thoughts through mindfulness. 

Heal your energy from within and dispel the negativity so that it won’t linger to produce negative effects which could be detrimental to your health and happiness.

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

There are different kinds of meditation and mindfulness meditation is one of the simplest yet extremely effective in driving out negative emotions. 

There are times that we ruminate or focus on past events which are mostly negative. 

And you can’t blame yourself because it’s normal for humans to dwell on negative events. 

However, it’s up to you to flush those negative thoughts out. 

Sometimes people also ruminate on could-be and what-if situations in the future – now this could be the cause of anxiety.

Mindfulness will teach you and your mind to focus on the present.

It is a mental training practice that is helpful for stressful situations such as the coronavirus pandemic. 

It is the practice of paying attention and focusing on your emotions, thoughts, and sensations in the present moment purposefully and non-judgmentally.

What are the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation?

According to a study (2), mindfulness meditation can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain.

It decreased anxiety symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorder.

A condition marked by hard-to-control worries, poor sleep, and irritability.

There are people who have anxiety disorders but people can easily develop anxiety when faced with stressful situations.

  • Mindfulness meditation improves well-being, it helps you become appreciative of the present moment and produces a greater ability to deal with adversity.

     

     

  • Mindfulness meditation improves well-being, it helps you become appreciative of the present moment and produces a greater ability to deal with adversity. 

How to Start Meditating?

Now if you’re a beginner, don’t be intimidated. 

We promise you it’s not rocket science and it doing will be one the best decisions you will make.

You can set a timer for 5 minutes or more. 

Or you can also use guided meditations online for free or download the meditation apps listed above.

  1. Find a comfortable space, a quiet area. Sit on the floor with your legs seated in an Indian position, palms rested on your lap facing upward.

     

  2. Close your eyes and try to put aside all your thoughts, just focus on the “here and now.”

     

  3. Focus your attention on your breath. Feel the cold air coming in through your nose and out of your mouth. Feel your belly rise in each breath.

     

  4. Notice the thoughts that enter your mind, this could be your day at work or your to-do list. Let it pass through your mind and just focus on your breathing.

     

  5. If you get carried away with your thoughts,  just go back to your breathing.

     

  6. As you come to a close, just sit and breathe normally for one to two minutes. Open your eyes gently and gradually get up.

Meditation Must-haves:

It will put your brain into a more restful state helping you reach a meditative state quicker.

  • Yoga mat/Cushion – A mat will give you warmth as well as a cushion, it helps you be in a comfortable position and a better posture.

So you won’t hurt your back after meditating.

  • Essential Oils, Diffuser

    Essential oils offer great benefits during meditation as it helps to you be grounded, and be focused.

    It can also reduce negative energy and discourages self-talk from the body and mind by encouraging feelings of positivity.

    Moreover, Essential Oils are acknowledged to ease, calm, the mind and body.

    The best oils for meditation are: 

  • Frankincense (Strengthens your connection to your higher self) 
  • Myrrh (Relieves stress)
  • Sandalwood (Gets rid of toxic debris, promotes peacefulness)
  • Lavender (Best for relaxation and anxiety ease)
  • Ylang Ylang (Mood booster)

  • Crystals

    Crystals are used in energy healing and different crystals have different spiritual properties and the best crystal for mindfulness would be something that relieves tension.

    Such as this Dream Amethyst crystal that instantly relieves tension. This stone has powerfully focused energy that helps to dissipate and repel negativity. 

  • It is the perfect tool to get rid of negative thoughts and feelings brought on by bothersome events like the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mindfulness is also a great practice to maintain a higher frequency and vibration, which in turn can provide happiness, contentment, abundance and love.

Closing

This month we have a very special giveaway for Your Astrology Language Readers. 

We’re giving away a beautiful Dream Amethyst Crystal to help combat negative energy transmissions during this coronavirus outbreak

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