23 May 2023
These days, everyone is busier than ever, many things compete for our time, focus and energy. We often divide our efforts among family, work and school. It is pressurizing to accomplish more tasks in a limited time. Besides, our technological devices often cause us to spend more time on things that do not provide long-term beneficial value.
As such, mindful meditation is helpful. Mindful meditation is the awareness that arises through paying attention on purpose in the present moment non-judgementally. It entails focusing single-mindedly on a specific thing or focal point.
A great companion to have during meditation.
1. Singing Bowl
Also known as “standing bells”, with a nature similar to that of a bell. Typically crafted from copper or tin and is commonly used in meditation. The sound is produced with a mallet running around the rim. It is believed that singing bowl can be used as a focal point for meditation. The sound emitted possesses healing properties and is often referred to as sound bowl healing.
Place the singing bowl near your chakra or on top of a specific area of your body, and rely on the resonance of the bowl’s harmonic vibrations to create balance and encourage relaxation. Playing a singing bowl before meditating allows the brain to synchronize with the sound frequencies and helps to quiet the mind to allow for a deeper experience of meditation.
Incense sticks create a peaceful aura that defies gloominess during the meditation process. It also helps to purify your home and attracts positivity and peace. It is recommended that sandalwood incense helps decrease anxiety, calms nervous and assists in better sleep quality. Alternatively, agarwood incense is another good choice to have during meditation, it helps to promote awareness, relieve anxiety and expel negative energies. The act of lighting and burning incense can simply be a ritualistic and symbolic practice, helping to create a sense of sacred space and intention, which in turn helps to focus the mind and prepare it for meditation.
3. Petrified Wood
Petrified wood is an extremely grounding and protecting stone. It is said to calm nerves, fears and encourage feelings of wellbeing and security. It is a good stone for meditation. It enables you to stop worrying about trivial matters, helps you to scatter thoughts and restore physical energy.
4. Buddha Statues
Buddha statues can be a helpful tool for meditation, particularly for those who follow Buddhist practices or teachings. Buddha statues help enhance the meditation experience with 1. Symbolic representation: For many Buddhists, the image of the Buddha represents the ideal of enlightenment and inner peace. Meditating in the presence of a Buddha statue can help to create a sense of connection. 2. Focal point: A Buddha statue can be used as a focal point for meditation, helping to focus the mind and create a sense of concentration. The presence of the Buddha statue can help the mind become more centred and present in the meditation process.
Apart from meditation, the current trend that most people take is to relieve stress. There are still other means to relax, such as going to the gym or yoga class or having a street run. Try them all to see which benefits you most.
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