I finally learned how to ACTUALLY meditate and once I had that breakthrough meditation I personally have had amazing willpower, I literally got my self off of cookie butter and I didn’t even feel like I was depriving or wanting something that I couldn’t have..I just decided I’m not eating it..I have 4 jars in my pantry as we speak that have now been there for over a year since I started meditating..just waiting to not be eaten. 🙂 Also I’ve been able to read! I mean I can actually read! For as long as I can remember I try and try to read but I have always had SOOOO many thoughts in my head that I couldn’t get through a page and actually understand it..now I CAN! I can have conversations with people and actually listen to them and not have my thoughts wondering..if this happens to you then you understand already but if not..basically most of the time I use to talk to people while planning my day or thinking whatever..and it seemed like every word they said would spark a new thought about SOMETHING! Making it so I really wasn’t listening. ALL of my relationships have improved significantly! I’m able to stay focused! (and just as an FYI…I had thought that I had meditated many times before I actually had..or at least before the “breakthrough” meditation and was wondering what all the fuss was about…MY key was not learning to get the mind silent, but controlling my mind when thought did come up to get back to the mantra and control it away..I think that’s what really helps…CONTROLLING YOUR MIND, not letting your mind run on its own.) All this was possible for me by spending 20 minutes per day with myself and actually MEDITATING and going within!
BrianJohnson.me has a great lesson on meditation..meditation 101/How to Meditate Without Moving to the Himalayas…my additional “Jenius” Meditation Tips: When you meditate with the Oprah and Deepak Chopra 21-day Meditation series’ FOLLOW these directions for ideal meditation. 🙂
HOW TO MEDITATE:
When the recording starts (with Oprah) already be relaxed, either sitting comfortably or laying down (I lay down on the ground).
Start taking deep slow breaths, my favorite breath is the inhale through your nose for 6 seconds, hold breath for 2 seconds, exhale through your mouth for 7 seconds…(there are many breathing styles out there so if you don’t like this then do another one).
Close your eyes, calmly resting eyes in your head as if they are looking out your “3rd eye” in the middle of your forehead, if it hurts your brain, be more gentle, no one wants a headache..but sometimes it takes a lot of times to not get one..you are literally working your pineal muscle..and it’s just like any other muscle and can hurt when you’re strengthening it.
Once Oprah and Deepak have spoken and you’re on your own with the mantra repeat the mantra, when other thoughts come into your head don’t get frustrated, just repeat the mantra, the key to meditation is getting those thoughts out pleasantly..but it’s natural to have them.
At end of Meditation stretch and have a great day or night. The “experts” say it’s best to meditate in the morning, I like to meditate in the morning but I ALWAYS mediate at night right before bed, it puts me into a great sleep.
**extra tip: If you have A LOT of thoughts while you’re meditating and you’re actually trying to not forget them..try writing out everything you have to do, everything you’re thinking in a journal or on a piece of paper BEFORE you start the meditation process so you can be more present and have fewer thoughts to fight off. 🙂
EASY 20 MINUTE MEDITATION Series: Download Meditation to your iTunes or music player.
I promise you this super cute video of Ashley and I is really boring…is just to show what 20 minutes of meditation with crystals really looks like. 🙂