Meditation to achieve emotional and spiritual balance
May 23, 2021
Christmas is already here; one more year a holiday whose true origin fills us with happiness and an emotional vibration runs through our whole being is present: celebrating the birth of light.
It is from the Winter Solstice when the days, the light and the sun, founders of life, return to Earth. The darkness, the night, will gradually become shorter to give way to longer days. This is how it has been celebrated since the most remote Antiquity, a simpler time of greater contact with the primordial nature of the cosmos that surrounds us. During these days, instead of thinking about the light and the time of peace it portends, we constantly feel overwhelmed by Christmas shopping, family responsibilities, excessive consumerism or the thousands of external stimuli that do not allow us to reconcile an emotional and spiritual balance.
Just as we try to put our house in order, we need to put our mind in order; only in this way can we reconcile the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the balance of a full and healthy life. This is corroborated by the results of numerous studies such as the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center, according to which practicing about 30 minutes of meditation a day can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Thus, Madhav Goyal, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University and director of the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine , says that "meditation appears to provide relief similar to that found with antidepressants in other studies."
From Conscious Television we want to ask you one thing: take care of yourself and meditate. Find 10 minutes a day, in a quiet and relaxed place, and try to sit cross-legged and concentrate on your breathing. Doesn't sound like much, does it? Start with ten minutes and gradually work your way up to 20 minutes, the optimum time for meditation. Try to leave your mind blank and gently reject all thoughts that cross your mind. Just breathe. You can also concentrate on some of the following things:
Pay attention to every part of your body.
Pay attention to gravity. Feel how it continues to hold you to the ground; how your hair, your arms, your legs, go toward the center of the earth. You have never been aware of how the law of gravity affects you: now is the time.
Focus on the darkness. Your eyes are closed and your mind will want to flood you with a thousand images of pending tasks or past images. As I have told you, gently but firmly dismiss them.
Concentrate on your breathing. Feel the air rushing in through your nostrils; how it briefly nests in your lungs causing them to swell and hold your breath for a few seconds. Now go the other way around, and once your lungs are empty, hold your breath for a few seconds before the next inhalation.
From Conscious Television we want to wish you the best Christmas, and a new year full of awareness and inner peace. You can see our courses on Meditation and Yoga in Conscious Television.