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Monday Morning Moment of Calm — Just Be


just be meditation imageArticle by Ntathu Allen

For every cup and spoonful, may I be eternally grateful

Bless you Dear Reader and welcome to today’s Monday Morning Moment of Calm. A tranquil space provided by Fab after Fifty to encourage you to schedule 2-5 minutes into your diary to practice the simple “time –out” meditations and inspirations on offer, all designed to  boost your energy and keep you in the flow and your mind focused on positive thoughts. in the flow and happy.

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, it is easy to lose sight of your hopes, dreams and aspirations as the daily grind of life wears you down. Much as you understand the benefits of meditation and Me-Time, sometimes you are so time-pressed and stressed it is a struggle to get off the hamster wheel and breathe…

If you are having one of those days, I invite you to practice the following Just Be meditation. It is quick and easy to do and a simple technique you can slip in anywhere anytime you feel stretched, anxious and overwhelmed. The practice can be done in as little as two minutes and you’ll instantly feel refreshed, rebalanced and able to give your full attention to the task at hand.

Just Be Meditation

Find a comfortable seat, even if you are stuck in a tube, make yourself as comfortable as you can and gently take a long steady breath out through your nose and on the next in-breath start to observe the way your belly rises and falls as you breathe in and out.

Next…

Turn your attention to your thoughts and start to observe and notice the thoughts, feelings and emotions flowing through your mind. Don’t judge them, just notice what you notice as if you are sitting by the sea observing the birds flying in the sky. Allow your thoughts to flow naturally and see them for what they are—just thoughts… can you name and label the thoughts?  Every time you become aware of the thoughts, consciously turn your attention back to your breath and listen to the sound and movement of the breath as you inhale…exhale….inhale…exhale…..

And when you are ready, slowly return your awareness to the sounds you can hear in the room you are in. Maintain your inner awareness as you reengage with your day.

What Next…

Anytime you feel shaky and your energy slipping, rather than struggle to carry on…take a moment to just breathe and be.

We hope you found this simple meditation technique easy to do. How do you feel after doing the meditation compared to how you felt when you started? We would love to hear your experience. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box below.

Stay blessed and we look forward to sharing another Monday Morning Moment Of Calm with you next week.

In Peace

Ntathu

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Ntathu-Allen

Yoga Teacher, Blogger and Author, Ntathu Allen teaches and encourages mums and working women how to weave rest, relaxation and self-care into their everyday schedule creating more energy, passion and time to enjoy the sweeter side of life.

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