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5 Ways to Sneak Meditation into your Busy Day
By Rhoda Jordan
Isn’t it crazy how the busier our lives become, the more and more we need Meditation to anchor us, yet the less and less time we actually have to do it?!
That’s why I created the list below. So on those days where you really can’t find the time to meditate, you can use some of these tips to insert the act of Meditation during the things you normally do, like —
The art of Meditation is based on being fully present. That means, during conversations: No distractions. No iphone checks, no daydreaming, no thinking about the things you have to do after the conversation’s finished.
Just allow yourself to be there completely with the other person. Make eye contact. Stay connected to your breath. Let go of any tension in the body.
As you hear the other person speak, listen to them through the heart chakra. Almost imagine as if you have a big ear on your heart chakra. Taking someone’s words in through your heart center can be very transformative and energizing.
Also, be sure to speak from your heart as well. Instead of directing the words out of the mouth, imagine you are sending them straight out of your heart chakra and toward the other person you’re communicating with.
I’m telling you, this will completely change the dynamic of every conversation you have; it’ll also make you feel vibrant and happy!
Most of us walk with the intention of getting to where we want to go. And we do this to the exclusion of really enjoying every step of the journey.
Next time you’re walking, really give yourself to the sensation of it. Feel the way the bottoms of your feet connect with the ground. Breathe deep into the belly. Be rooted in your body, as you take in the world around you. Look out at every person, every tree, every rock, and see them all as sacred. And most importantly, don’t rush!
This can be a tough one, because work tends to be a place that stresses a lot of us out! So that actually makes it even more necessary to use Meditation in the office.
Throughout your work shift, you can do a very simple deep breathing exercise at your desk. Place one hand on your belly, and start off by inhaling deeply through the nose. As you inhale, feel the belly push out against your hand.
And then exhale by slightly opening your mouth and push the breath out through the lips. As you do so, feel the belly pull back toward the spine. And then repeat and repeat, for however long you need to.
This will give you a burst of centeredness and calmness. You can do this while on the phone, reading emails, sorting through files — whenever! That’s the beauty of it. And nobody has to know you’re doing it either. Meditation Incognito rocks!!
Meditation and Sex are like two peas in a pod. Being in the moment during Sex is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your partner. (Ha! The word “partner” always sounds so overly formal to me when used in this context.)
During lovemaking, take the opportunity to really connect. Be conscious of your breath, as it travels in and out of your body. Make eye contact. Infuse love and warmth into every touch.
Honor every inch of his or her body, in a way that feels authentic to you. If any thoughts should pop up in the mind, just take a deep breath and gently nudge them away.
The big thing is to not bring any expectations to lovemaking! Let the moment take you where it may. Bringing expectations of what we want lovemaking to look like can totally kill any shot at spontaneity and deep pleasure. So let it all go, and honor your lover with your undivided attention and intention!
Well, okay, I don’t exactly mean that you should meditate while you sleep. That would just be too easy!
But what if, after you got comfy in bed, you guided yourself through a soothing Meditation?
I’ve got a great one for you:
As you’re lying down, with your eyes closed, imagine a blue light at the soles of each of your feet. And whenever you’re ready, inhale through the nose and guide that blue light up the body — through the legs, the pelvis, the back — all the way to the top of the head.
And then as you exhale (also through the nose), let that blue light rain down the front of your body. Feel it like rain, pouring down from your head, all the way down your body, and back to the soles of your feet.
Really let that blue light relax you more and more, as you move it up and down your body.
Then keep repeating until you fall asleep! This is a great way to drift off to bed and sneak in a little bit of meditating while doing so!
The Real Meditation
The act of bringing Meditation into everything we do is so exciting. It doesn’t have to be about sitting there in stillness for hours on end.
In fact, I always tell my students that the real Meditation is taken out into your everyday life.
The real Meditation is in the breath and in your awareness of the present moment. It’s in the way you connect with others. The way you allow your intuition — and your brilliance — to saturate every little thing you do.
For me, this is the only way to live.
True magic and transformation await you! So go and get ‘em.
Rhoda Jordan is a Pleasure Strategist. She uses empowering tools, such as Meditation, Breathwork, Movement, and Yoga, to help people connect with their happiest, healthiest, sexiest selves. She is also a filmmaker, writer, and performer. Residing in Los Angeles, CA, she co-manages a film production company (Wildlight Films) with her husband, Eric. Rhoda and Eric have a toddler named Benjamin, who is two years old. You can find Rhoda’s website here or connect to Rhoda on Twitter here.