Although I practice meditation on a regular basis I myself am no stranger to the endless chatter of the inside voice that must speak due to stress, nagging, worry, or just simple overload.
In order to find my zen at a moments notice or a need to escape, quiet and calm I have devised a simple and quick method for even the loudest and most stubborn chatter.
Binaural beats are a brainwave entrainment technology designed to put your brain into the same activity state as when you are using traditional mediation techniques. Many people especially beginners to meditation often become lost and despent and there fore give up on meditation missing out on the benefits of this luxurious and organic state of tranquility and resolve.
Brainwave entrainment will lead you to the meditative state easily and quickly. It allows anyone and everyone to use meditation as a tool for personal growth, relaxation or spiritual practice. All you need is a pair headphones and an MP3 player! You can search for Binaural Beats Meditations in YouTube and or find multiple downloads.
Listen to binaural beats when you want to go towards a meditative state, relax, obtain clarity of the mind, engage your intuition for spiritual alignment as well as reiterating affirmations and doing guided imagery or simple visualization.
One can also incorporate Ujjyi breathing. This is a breathing technique also known as Ocean Breathing. To begin inhale slowly through the nose with your mouth closed, filling your body with oxygen starting at the lower belly, to the ribs, to the chest, to the throat. Now exhale through the nose, starting at the throat, to the chest, to the ribs, to the lower belly. Use this amazing technique for relaxing muscles and slowing heart rate, creating a sense of calm and peace within the mind and body.
I do suggest to begin with your Ujjyi breathing a few moments before you start to listen to your binaural beats and than to continue with the use of this breath throughout the session.
I recommend finding a binaural meditation between 7 to 15 minutes in order to begin and to try a minimum of once per day in order to begin a routine of solace and quiet for your soul …
Incorporating the usage of essential oils can help aid in creating a relaxing space as well lead you towards a routine infused with serenity. Peace and Calming by Young Living is my preferred essential oil whilst in a state of meditation.
Peace & Calming® essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. This fragrance oil is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming oil creates a relaxing environment that's especially great for homes with children. This multipurpose oil can be used as part of your children's bedtime routine, and then for yourself to enjoy the quiet that comes with a house of little dreamers tucked safely in bed.
For those of you that prefer a guided meditation, please turn on your diffuser, sit in a relaxing space and begin your Ujjyi breath, now start your Binaural beats and read carefully with your eyes open or closed.
Take a deep breath in … slow breath out. Relax all the muscles in your body. Inhale … Exhale … Inhale … Exhale … Allow your breath to take you deeper and deeper into relaxation … Allow your body to feel heavy … as though you are sinking into the floor … Inhale … Exhale … Inhale … Exhale … Imagine you are standing on a beautiful fluffy clouds … There, in the middle cloud, is a delicate bubble. You slowly walk to the bubble and begin to tap it with your finger tips gently. Back and forth … up and down and around the fluffy cloud. Notice how playing with the bubble makes you feel … Now imagine any negative feelings you have are inside the bubble … Anger … Frustration … Sadness … Stress … Anxiety … There they are, huddled together, inside the bubble you are gently tapping … Back and forth … up and down and around the fluffy cloud. On your tap, you lift your arm SUPER high … and tap the bubble away in to the sky and away from your cloud. There it goes … flying through the air … taking your negative emotions with it. The bubble lands softly on another cloud. They are gone … all of those negative emotions you were feeling are gone. You feel so much better … so much more relaxed … Your heart is full of love … happiness … You smile as you look to the other side of the sky and see your negative emotions so far away from you . Inhale … Exhale … Inhale … Exhale … Take a deep breath in and imagine your whole body filling up with love and happiness. You deserve to feel love … to feel happiness … Inhale … Exhale … Inhale … Exhale …