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Balancing The Inner And Outer Bodies

Holistic health, body, mind, heart, soul
Holistic health, body, mind, heart, soul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the year 2012 in full swing you’re sure to feel some changes within you. More than ever people are making life changing decisions. The reason for the take -action -now- movement  is probably because 2012 is the year of the Dragon the year of expansion, change and inner transformation. You may have seen dragons at work in movies but not this lifetime. From what you can see on film from you comfortable seat in front of the movie or tv screen, I’m sure you’ll agree that dragons are dynamic in their movement. So being that this is the year of the dragon in chinese astrology anyway, this year is fast-moving and full of fire.

Most people are experiencing changes both within themselves, also in their environments too. Last year was the year of the rabbit. Reflect back to last year to see what the energy was last year. Compare the energy of last year to this year. Quite honestly last year was a year that was just right for meditation and personal transformation work. This year one has to work a bit harder to stay on point with their inner work. But with all this fiery movement going on around us, how can you stay on your inner grind?

Triumph of tapping the inner you takes place by adhering to a plan. What is this plan? The plan is one that you create with your goals and future in mind. If you want to conquer your dreams you have to work for it. How will you keep your mind from drifting while you’re working? You should give the body exactly what it wants. In this way the body gets to drift and relax (go into the zone)

People are feeling a bit ‘out of their body’. You may have had revelations about your past or future in ways that you can’t seem to put into words now. Well you should certainly look into meditation, deep breathing and some form of life force cultivation exercise too. A couple of life force cultivation exercise types are Tai Qi, Qi Gong, Yoga, and Martial Arts too. I you took just a small part of your day to schedule a special time just to do inner work for your body, spirit and mind, you will give yourself the best of both worlds. Once you finish your schedule in the evening or morning then head off to work, then you would have taken care of the inside stuff before tending to your external duties. This way you feel complete and fulfilled regardless of what comes to your mind while you’re working. The fact that you have bills pay means that you cannot go too deep into the mental zone without possibly getting yourself into trouble because of not being present at work. The boss would certainly not agree with you coming into work to do meditations and day dreaming about your life or even better ‘what’s life on Mars like’.

So you see how just a few minutes a day can take you into a more peaceful place but only by using your desire to be balanced then planning your time to accommodate your mission. The benefits of adding a relaxing daily regimen are almost unlimited in how they will give back to you. You have to take the first step and be honest with yourself. Look at your life in all its colors, textures then  listen to the feed back of your heart. What should you do differently to get to the next day with more peace and more answers to the discovery of who you are? It’s not enough to simply plan, with planning next comes action. Lay out exactly what you will use during your inner work. Do you need meditation music, a yoga mat, special clothing, shoes etc.

Whatever you need to be ready to relax, its most important to have those things ready as soon as you spring from your bed or walk into the door. Repetition is the key to conquering your dreams. Once you do your routine for at least 21 days, your new regimen will be a habit to your body. After 21 days you will feel the difference when you do your routine. In fact ,when you get up or come home you will notice that you almost mechanically jump right into action without any opposing thoughts from your mind. Enjoy your healing work. Relax. Balance is your birth right!

16 Tips For A Dynamic Meditation Experience!

Meditation

1. Posture is as important as breathing correctly

2. Comfort and relaxation set the tone for proper mediation

3. Silence is important

4. Cleanliness helps with energy flow

5. Mediation experiences will vary sometimes

6. Do not eat or drink before meditating

7. Lay on your back or choose a comfortable chair for sitting

8. Keep the body warm by covering the neck with a scarf or cover the body with a blanket

9. Breathing is most important. It is what takes us into the trance state

10. Use a pillow or small piece of fabric into the curve of the back area to help with correcting breathing, posture and comfort.

11. Avoid excess sugar, salt, over eating and processed foods

12. Thoughts will come and go during meditation, witness it and let thoughts pass without focusing on them. Focus on the breath.

13. During mediation certain changes happen in the body. The body will sometimes lightly buzz, vibrate, pulse, or heat up or cool down.

14. No two people will have the exact experience with meditation each time. This is normal.

15. Incense are a no-no for most meditation, there are many harmful incense out there. Incense can hinder breathing deep and properly as well

16. Keep a pen and paper near during a meditation session, insight is known to come to those who go within (inner wisdom)