There are various different types of meditation. Every religion and culture has their own version of how to properly meditate. In today’s busy society, many people are searching for ways to reduce stress, find peace and live a healthier lifestyle. Though the practice of meditation has been around for centuries, it has recently become a popular choice for those seeking natural ways to find serenity. Below is an example as to how you can try meditation.
How to Meditate
- Sit or Lie down in a safe, clean, comfortable and quiet space away from distractions.
- Focus on your breathing. Take deep, slow breaths.
- Focus your mind on only your breathing. Do not allow it to wander or think about anything except the sound and function of the air entering and exiting your lungs.
- Focus on speaking positive affirmations such as: “I am safe” or “I am happy” or “I am at peace”
- Consciously tell your body to relax. Unclench your jaw, drop your shoulders and let your arms hang by your sides.
There are also many essential oils that can aid in your meditation routine.
Clary Sage– Highly regarded in Native American culture, clary sage has been used for centuries to purge dark energy and remove negativity. Adding it to your diffuser during your meditation can help promote a powerful, positive experience.
Frankincense– Having been used since Biblical times to promote wellness, it can help improve the health of your mind, body, and spirit. This oil can be diffused or applied topically. Best applications for meditation is to apply the Frankincense over your root chakra areas, which are lower extremities of the body. For best results, apply 2 drops with 2 teaspoons of carrier oil on your lower abdomen and feet to promote grounding in your root chakra during your meditation session.
Neroli- Known as a “spiritually transformative” essential oil, when used during meditation, it can help you connect to your inner self and allow you to enter a deep meditative state. Can be applied topically or diffused aromatically. For best results, apply 2 drops with 2 teaspoons of carrier oil on your chest and over your heart to promote openeness in your heart chakra during your meditation session.
Sandalwood– This essential oil is a cleansing essential oil that can help de-stress and relax you. It can promote focus and help you concentrate on what you are meditating on. For best results, apply 1 drop with 2 teaspoons of carrier oil in the center of your forehead to promote balance in your third eye chakra during your meditation session.
Meditation can be a healthy, natural addition to any lifestyle. We hope it helps you find peace in your life.