3 Poses for Holiday Meditation
Who doesn’t love the holidays? Great friends, good food, fun gifts, and extended family—what could go wrong?
For some, the holidays can also be hectic and overwhelming. Financial concerns, choosing the right gift, or limiting aunt Linda’s eggnog intake can all take a toll on your stress level. You may not be able to totally avoid stressful situations during these winter months but what you can do is prepare yourself to react in a healthy way. Taking short breaks from group activities can help you feel refreshed, excited, and appreciative of this most wonderful time of year.
Give these breathing prompts a try to keep calm and carry on through the holidays.
Get into position and count each exhale up to 10, once you’ve reached 10 begin back at 1.
If your mind starts to wander, take an inhale and on the exhale begin back at 1.
Try to count for 3-10 minutes.
Inhale “I am here”.
Exhale “I am here now”.
This is a great way to stay present and keep your mind quiet.
Try to repeat this for 3-5 minutes.