Tag Archives: Meditation

Chakra balancing

Hello Hello, fellow bloggers, friends and family!!

Don’t worry I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth! I am busy writing lots of lovely relaxing, uplifting and positive visualisations and meditations, ready to then record and get out here online for you to listen to and feel the benefit of daily relaxation, rebalancing and de-stressing!!

For the time-being, if you want to learn more about your Chakra Energy centres, check out the websites below: if you know of other good ones, let me know!

http://chakraenergy.com/

http://sacredcenters.com/the-chakras/chakra-basics/

Happy days – until next time!
lots of love
Nicky xx

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Simply Breathe!

Something we all do as humans is breathe. As focussing on the breath is a main constituent of meditation, it means we can ALL meditate! The simplest, however hardest method of meditation is to focus on the breath and be in a state of ‘no thought’. Because most of us have thoughts running constantly through our minds, it can take perserverance, practice and focus to come to a place of ‘no thought’. However, the more you do it, the easier it gets!

What are the conditions most conducive to meditation?

Everyone is different, but it is important to be somewhere that you won’t be distracted.

Some people like to listen to relaxing music, others prefer not. Apart from music, it’s best to have minimal exterior noises going on.

It is best to be sitting comfortably upright, or lying down. Ensure the upper body is straight so breathing is easy.

Some people like to sit in a particular posture, like the lotus position or half lotus. It is up to you. Comfort is important.

Meditation can take anything from a few minutes to an hour, however most find 10-30 minutes is the amount they can fit into their day and the most beneficial.

  • When you are comfortable and the conditions are just right, take some initial relaxing breaths.
  • Close your eyes and relax into the position you are in.
  • Be aware of the breath entering your nostrils, to the back of your throat and moving down into your lungs. Then follow it’s passage back out again.
  • With every breath, feel your body and mind relax, letting go.
  • Keep your awareness with your breathing, following it in and out, noticing how your ribcage expands and falls.
  • Any time a thought comes into your head, acknowledge it, don’t judge it, let it go and bring your awareness back to your breath.
  • Have an awareness of your body and mind relaxing even more on every breath.
  • If you like, you can have a sense of your breath moving up and down your body, following it up as you breathe in and down as you breathe out.
  • If thoughts come in, let them go again and follow your breath up and down your body.
  • Continue for as long as you want. When you want to return to consciousness, hold over your naval, take a nice deep breath into that area and open your eyes when you are ready.
  • Enjoy and until next time!
    lots of love
    Nicky xxx

    Accessing the Power Within YOU

    Many of us go through life feeling frustrated and unhappy due to feeling a ‘lack’ of something. We often see the problem being down to needing more of something from someone, or a solution from outside of ourselves, whether it is more love, more appreciation, more success, more fulfilment, more motivation, more confidence, more trust.

    What are you NOT experiencing in your world that you want to experience?
    What are you NOT getting from the people around, your job, your life, that you feel you deserve?
    What would make you feel happier and more content and at peace?

    The wonderful thing is that we can CREATE these feelings for ourselves, we are incredible creative beings and are capable of giving ourselves everything that we need to be happy and content.

  • Find a quiet place to sit or lie down listening to relaxing music.
  • Take some nice deep breaths and feel your body relax and let go of any tension.
  • Spend a few moments thinking about what you feel you are missing from your life right now.
  • Once you have decided what it is (best to stick with one at a time), just be aware of it and acknowledge it.
  • Take your awareness to your breath and follow the rise and fall of your abdomen as you breathe in and out.
  • For the next 4 breaths, when you breath out, squeeze as much air out of your lungs, using your rib muscles to assist with this. Notice the breath in becomes much longer as you draw more air into your lungs.
  • Return to normal breathing and get a sense of a tingling vibration throughout all your cells.
  • Your cells are now creating, bring the awareness of the positive feeling you want to experience into all your cells, saying the word over to yourself.
  • As you repeat it, see this feeling growing and multiplying, growing and multiplying within all your cells, filling your body entirely.
  • You are now brimming with this feeling, it is overflowing out of your body and completely surrounding you like a bubble.
  • Have the intention to stay tuned to these feelings from now on and say it as an affirmation to yourself: ‘I am filled with …….
  • When you are ready, come back to the room, open your eyes and notice how much better you feel.
  • It is beneficial and reinforcing to repeat this for 21 days. You can add other positive feelings you wish to bring into your experience using the same exercise.

    Good luck and enjoy!
    Until next time
    lots of love
    Nicky xxxxx

    Coming soon as MP3 recording.
    © Meditation Moments. Nicky Minter 2013.

    All you need is ‘YOU’

    Much of the time we look for comfort, love, fulfilment and happiness from experiences outside of ourselves. Unaware that actually we can create ALL of the feelings and experiences that we wish for within ourselves, we are a whole universe of every feeling that ever was and ever will be – waiting to be tapped into.

    Fair enough… to experience LIFE … to be part of LIFE, rather than a hermit living in a cave, we interact with people, with nature, with everything going on in this planet, and can gain much happiness from the experiences we have. However, if our LIFE situation is such that we aren’t feeling loved, we aren’t experiencing positive things, we aren’t feeling appreciated or valued, it IS POSSIBLE to go inside ourselves and tap into the energy of positive feelings and create them for ourselves.

    Check out this relevant parable from the start of Eckhart Tolle’s book ‘The Power of Now’:

    “A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. ‘Spare some change?’ mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. ‘I have nothing to give you,’ said the stranger. Then he asked: ‘What’s that you are sitting on?’ ‘Nothing,’ replied the beggar. ‘Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.’ ‘Ever looked inside?’ asked the stranger. ‘No,’ said the beggar. ‘What’s the point? There’s nothing in there.’ ‘Have a look inside,’ insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.

    I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside. Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere evern closer: inside yourself. ‘But I am not a beggar,’ I can hear you say: Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfilment, for validation, security or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”

    Follow my next blog for a meditation to help you tap into The Power of ‘You’.

    Until next time!
    lots of love
    Nicky xxx

    Change the way you feel!

    So to live a content, happy and fulfilled life, we mainly want to feel emotions such as compassion, acceptance, love, gratitude, peace, enthusiasm, motivation, positivity, empowerment, forgiveness and hope.

    But sometimes we can’t help but lose ourselves to the lower energy emotions such as fear, anxiety, disappointment, anger, frustration, pessimism, shame, sadness and bitterness.

    It is normal, it is life, often driven by our egos, by past experiences, by attachments to possessions and people and a constant barrage of gloomy news and media driven expectations.

    If we have a desire and have an intention to spend more time living the higher energy positive emotions, we can use relaxation, meditation and visualisation to help us achieve this:

    • Find a quiet place to sit or lie down, listening to some relaxing music and close your eyes
    • Take some nice deep breaths, allowing your body to relax with every outbreath.
    • Get a sense of what emotion it is you are feeling and whether you feel it in your head or anywhere else in your body.
    • Breathe into that area, and imagine you are letting it go, it is softening and releasing.
    • Use your intention to release the feeling, and on every outbreath notice it moving and letting go, see it leaving your body from wherever feels appropriate.
    • Sometimes it is helpful to imagine a jug of liquid gold light pouring into the top of your head and as it travels down your body it heals, moves and helps the negative feelings on their way – out of your body.
    • When that feels better, as you breathe in, draw in the positive feelings you want to experience. Say the positive emotions to yourself and keep breathing them in, allowing the feelings to fill your entire body.
    • Repeat for as long as you need, imagining the colours associated with those feelings and allow those colours to fill all your cells.
    • Enjoy the new feelings and make an intention to do this any time you need to change the way you feel.
    • When you are ready, take some awakening breaths and return slowly to the room and your day.

    Have a happy day! Until next time.
    lots of love
    Nicky xxx

    Inner Guidance and Peace

    Are you following what your heart and soul really desires? Or are you distracted by busy lives and a crammed mind? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed and in need of some inner guidance and peace? Maybe you have the intention to meditate, but you forget or you don’t make it a priority?

    There is so much written on these subjects now with many wonderful books, movies and trainings, teaching you how to align to your purpose in life, encouraging you to release your stress and feel various enlightened emotions, so I urge you to read, read and read.

    However, what I am offering you here is a SIMPLE experiential way to connect daily to your inner peace and guidance through Relaxation and Meditation.

    In due course you will recieve recorded MP3 meditations daily, reminding you to make that connection every day with your inner self, intuition, your heart and your soul, enabling you to feel a greater sense of DIRECTION, FULFILMENT, HAPPINESS and PEACE with yourself and life.

    For now, follow my regularly updated suggestions to start this journey connecting with your inner knowledge and calm, or for those of you already on this journey – it’s a gentle reminder to keep connecting to stay true to yourself.

  • Find a quiet place and make yourself comfortable. Listen to relaxing music if you like.
  • Follow your breath as it enters and leaves your body, continue doing this for some moments, bringing your attention back to your breath.
  • As you breathe feel relaxation flowing through your body, and feel all your muscles and any tension releasing.
  • Take your attention to your naval area. Imagine a yellow light there and in that light is the word PEACE.
  • Keep saying the word ‘PEACE’ and as you do feel the yellow light expanding and expanding and filling your whole body.
  • You feel filled with PEACE. Stay with that for as long as feels appropriate.
  • Allow that yellow light to surround your whole body, have the intention that it is supporting and protecting you.
  • When you are ready, bring your attention back to your naval, open your eyes and enjoy the Calm and Peace you feel.
  • I hope you enjoy. Until next time!
    lots of love
    Nicky xxx

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    © Meditation Moments. Nicky Minter 2013.