RELAX, GROUND YOUR ENERGY, MEDITATE
simple daily practices to stay aligned through the day
Mastering our thoughts and emotions require skill and practice. Relaxing our bodies, grounding our energy, and quieting our minds, are such skills. These are the components I have found that are most effective and crucial to stay aligned, and I would like to share them with you. Daily practice is required, like in any other relationship. Conscious practice counter negative thoughts like worry, fear, and unconscious actions. Practice also enables you to listen to your inner, more subtle voice, your authentic voice.
Relaxing the body:
To stay calm or regain calm even in stressful times, relaxing our bodies is of un-matched benefit. It is notably the most essential skill in personal and spiritual development and a prerequisite for all other skills and abilities! Yet, it is so easy to forget, or even notice that you are not relaxed! For most of us, relaxing takes daily practice to master; I have to relax my body consciously several times a day. And it has made all the difference in my daily routine. When we are relaxed, our system lets old energy be released to allow new energy. Makes sense, right? We feel clear, more alive and our subtle energies become more noticeable to us. Listen here for a quick body-scan, to relax your body. I practice this before I get out of bed, then again during the day sitting or lying on the floor, and the last thing I do before I go to sleep. This way was taught to me by coach and energy master, Sarah McCrum.
About Grounding our energy:
Many of us are simply not grounded. Not being grounded are feeling disconnected, separate or different from others, not belonging, overwhelmed or over-stimulated. To ground our energy is a way of activating our energy through deep connection with the earth; and it will assist you to feel at home in your body, and in your life. It is really important to be grounded all day, every day; more so now than ever. When we feel grounded we have more access to what feels true for us or not, so we can stay aligned and focused. I believe this is what the planet and people in our lives need from us now; our grounded selves. What I share is based on daily practice and synthesized from many great teachers.
This exercise is based on Activated Grounding from Reflective body mechanics, by David Router.
Read about the meaning of the different positions his version here.
The version I am sharing with you, is from Sarah McCrum as well. She and David teaches a pandemic – variant of this grounding exercise, a grounding even more thorough than the above video; but same source. So here is an audio-version of the `pandemic´ grounding exercise.
Do the grounding exercise ideally right after relaxing your body upon awakening in the morning. This aids you greatly of letting go of the night´s processing. Then, repeat several times a day to remain grounded. I choose to do this two or more times every day and have been doing this for over a year and a half now. This is a tremendous help to stay focused, out of undesired reaction and past conditioning. These two components take just a few minutes. This makes all the difference getting through my task-list in a less overwhelmed, more relaxed, conscious and satisfactory way, every day.
There is a pandemic version of the grounding for the evening as well. You can learn this here.
Meditation – quieting the mind:
Now, you have really prepared our body and energy fields to quiet that mind. Just do it your own way. Meditation is mysterious to many people, and there are many practices out there. All it requires is willingess, breathing and regular practice. You sit down, and just breathe from the lower part of your belly, deeply, evenly, and let your thoughts pass, e.g., like witnessing flowing water in a stream. If you would like guided meditations, check out below, or use an apps like Insight Timer or Head Space for guidance. Please just…invest in yourself, your quality of life, and quiet the mind every day! You will thank yourself for it after a while. Your skills will grow and you can access so much more of who you really are. Read more about meditation written by an expert, here. Or another approach, written by another expert, here. Enjoy your practice.
More meditations – lenke til side med meditasjoner.