Grounding: An Introduction to Meditation
Sydney is taking its first steps this week out of its 107 day lockdown. Now's the perfect time to check in on yourself - the most important action you can take during these challenging times is to prioritize your own mental health and wellbeing.
Our Meditation Tutor and Guest Blogger, Katherine Pinczuk, talks below about stress, fear, anxiety and how mindfulness meditation can help to rebalance the body, mind and soul.
Mindfulness – A Way to De-stress During and After Lockdown!
Many people are feeling trapped by escalating levels of stress, anxiety and feelings of loneliness to the point where they have become overwhelmed with fear.
Fear often arises from a focus on the external environment that we have little or no control over. When you operate from a fear based mindset it is difficult to have the clarity and focus you need to make the right decisions. These continuous cycles of negativity and cynicism could exacerbate many health related stress issues, and leave you sleep deprived, de-motivated and lacking in confidence.
One of the most effective tools, to develop the ability to concentrate on one task at a time and stay focused in the here and now is Mindfulness Meditation. An ancient technique called “Grounding” utilizes the five senses of: SIGHT, SOUND, SCENT, TOUCH AND TASTE to help you become more empowered in the present moment. Once we are able to stop worrying about the past, or the future, we are able to respond to challenges in a more positive way and make better choices.
Watch Katherine's 3 min Grounding Exercise on YouTube.
Mindfulness is a particularly useful technique if you are working from home and your day is filled with distractions, diversions and disruptions as it can effortlessly slide into your daily routine making it an achievable and enjoyable practise.
Rebalancing your body, mind and spirit by learning to live in the present moment illuminates a way forward that reveals you have all the strength you need inside of you to face the challenges ahead!
There are many meditation styles and techniques to explore that can help you deal with the negative impacts of stress on your health and wellbeing. Having a toolkit to choose and finding a style that resonates with you, can set you up for success in every aspect of your life!
Our Introduction to Meditation class is now available live online. This means that you can enjoy the many benefits meditation has to offer from the comfort of your own home without having to travel anywhere! As class sizes are restricted there will also be ample opportunity for engagement with not only your tutor but with other course participants who share the same journey of wellbeing as you do.
Find out more about Katherine's upcoming Introduction to Meditation classes here.
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