Meditation, The Body Vacation


Meditation is a body vacation. ~Doe Zantamata

Take at least a 5 minute vacation every single day.
We tend to think of a "vacation" as one of those things that we rarely get to do, flying off to some beautiful beach and sitting in the fresh air for a few days before returning back to real life again.

But if you think of the word, "vacation," it means to vacate, or leave. If someone is told to vacate their apartment by the end of the month, it doesn't mean to sit in the livingroom on a lounge chair with an umbrella drink and sunglasses on.

You can take a vacation every single day -- the good kind -- in your mind.

This is otherwise known as meditation.

You don't have to chant "Om" while sitting cross legged in a robe. You can meditate anywhere, anytime you can find a quiet few minutes in a place where you won't be disturbed and your attention is not needed.

The morning shower is the perfect place to meditate. With no music on, just close your eyes (sit on the tub floor if you get dizzy when you close your eyes while standing) and start by focusing on everything that's actually going on around you. Take deep breaths and feel the cool air coming in, and the warm air going out. Feel your midsection expanding and contracting. Feel the water as it touches your skin, and really live just right in the moment.

Once you feel at ease and relaxed, think of a place you'd love to have a peaceful vacation. It may be a beach, or the mountains, or a serene lake. Imagine this place as if you were there. Look around in your mind at your surroundings, while continuing to breathe deeply.

After a few minutes, return back home, refreshed, and ready to rinse your conditioner.

This may not seem like much, and it's really SO very easy to do, but it makes such a world of difference. Getting into that relaxed state is not only good for your mind, but for your body and health as well. Once you get really good at it, you can enter into that space almost instantly, at any time. If something gets on your nerves during the day or really upsets you, you can leave it for the moment at any time. Solving problems or letting go of life's little upsets is much easier with a clear, calm mind.

Another type of "instant meditation" can be found on my Youtube Channel. I have a section called "One minute meditations" that you can view daily. Each one has a peaceful scene and music. You can make the screen to full size, and as you watch, focus, and be there as if you really were there. Please click below to view them all, and feel free to bookmark your favorite so that you can return easily.

The HiyLife One Minute Meditations

Meditation is so beneficial to both mind and body, and it is really simple, but makes such a difference. Once you get into the habit of it, you'll find you look forward to it, and make it part of your daily routine.

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