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A 5 Step Meditation Technique for a Stress Free Life

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Given the demands of today’s society, we often find ourselves stressed in one way or another. Whether it’s an issue in the office or a conflict within our family/friends, these things will slowly drag us down. Before we know it, we begin to carry that draining feeling within us.

As such, one way that these things can affect us negatively is through sleep. By invading the subconscious and unconscious thoughts, our problems can disturb our sleeping pattern. When we continuously think of such negative things in our life, they become part of our unconscious thoughts. In doing so, it damages the psyche which in turn affects the things that we dream of.

To visualize such, we can think of our minds as a water well. Present in classic historical tactics for biological warfare, poisoning the well is one of the ways to defeat the enemy. While that tactic such can be interpreted differently today, the same imagery can be used in understanding the whole concept of dreams.

If our minds are the water wells, our problems constitute the poison that infiltrates it. Drinking from this well will definitely bring diseases, just like a poisoned psyche becomes a catalyst for nightmares. Just like actual diseases, these instances will lead to sleepless nights resulting in fatigue and stress that carries over.

With this, one solution to address this problem is by way of meditation, because you’ll be able to tap the unlimited potential of your brain, allowing you to remove the negative stuff that affects your sleep patterns.

Here is the five-step meditation technique which will help us address these problems:

1. Breathing in-and-out

First off, breathing is an essential part of human life. As we inhale and exhale, oxygen flows while carbon dioxide goes. Nonetheless, it’s an undeniable truth plays an essential role in the way we live.

But more than that, proper breathing is also the first step in doing meditation. When we breathe, we also release and consume energy; a fundamental principle in meditation. Allowing ourselves to inhale and exhale properly means that we become more sensitive to the flow of energy.

2. Try to heighten your senses

Heightening your senses is another crucial step in physically preparing yourself for the whole process of meditation. As you try to concentrate and redirect your focus, try to improve your body’s sensitivity.

To do this, you have to focus on sensations in your body. For instance, you have to get a general feel of your body’s heaviness, or the warmth at your fingertips. You can also pay attention to the background music around you and identify if there are unnecessary noises. In doing so, it will significantly improve your focus to achieve the best meditation mood.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there.” – Deepak Chopra

3. Review your day and let the thoughts flow

After preparing yourself for the whole activity, this third step is the actual meditation itself. By reviewing the events in your day, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture. With the calm state you’re in, allowing your thoughts to simply flow means that you don’t focus on one positive or negative thought.

Rather, by making it flow, you can get a holistic view of things. Such a bird’s eye view is necessary for removing the negative thoughts because you’re slowly able to identify which parts are causing the problem.

By knowing which parts are affected, you can sift through things and identify aspects of your life that cause these nightmares.

4. Identify a chakra point that addresses your problems

Since you’ve now identified your stressors, the next step to remove these nightmares and sleepless nights is to address the relevant chakra points. While this isn’t the only way to resolve such struggles, chakra meditation is one of the key practices that we can do.

Why so? Given that negative energy plagues our system, one of the best ways to sort it out is to identify which points are blocked. When some chakra points are overactive, we are unable to let positive energy in.

Without positive energy, we can imagine our body filled with carbon dioxide alone. Filled with toxins, we will end up having those sleepless nights as such plagues our whole system.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

5. Do a charka practice that relieves the affected area

To complete the meditation, the end goal is to ease the area that is blocked or overactive. By performing specific methods together with healing crystals, you’ll be able to address the affected area.

For instance, if you’re having trouble with your relationships, focusing on the heart charka means you can slowly deal with the sleepless nights and the dreams you’re having right now.

Although one session won’t entirely change things overnight, continually doing this strengthens your core charka points which will eventually remove the unnecessary stuff and let the good ones in.

Slowly but surely, doing your meditation together with Chakra cleansing will allow you to deal with your nightmares. By calming yourself through such, you’ll be able to destress and let things flow. This will give you time and space to reflect and rest, leading to a better and renewed you.

Do you meditate? If so, how has it impacted your life? Share your thoughts with us below!

Chris writes for individualogist.com, a website dedicated to helping individuals identify and learn about their personality archetypes. The site also offers a wealth of wisdom about spirituality, self-discovery, and astrology. You can identify your archetype by taking their archetype test here. You can also check them out on there Facebook page.

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