This form of mindful movement allows us to slow down both our body and mind and let go of the tension that has built up in the upper half of our body.As we take each step, we allow the stress and anxiety to dissolve into the ground beneath us.
I encourage students who attend my classes to try and meditate as soon as they arise, giving them the best possible opportunity to be influenced by a peaceful mind throughout the day.
In this way we have a peaceful mental breakfast which we can then enjoy our physical breakfast with, making us empowered both mentally and physically for the day.
There is no secret recipe for bringing peace into our life, simply, sitting down regularly and engaging in meditation, and then applying our experience into daily life.
If there is a relationship in our life, whether it is a home or work and wish to improve it, try changing your mind towards the person in the quiet space of meditation and see what happens. There may be an instant result, or it may take time, either way, only good can come from establishing a positive mind towards those in our life.
When we travel with a companion, they can influence and affect the way we relate to the world around us. With a peaceful mind as our companion, we can be confident that the way we relate to what arises in our life is influenced by peace. This peaceful approach will ensure that we have the foundation for an experience of happiness.
When we sit down to train in meditation it is beneficial for our practice to establish our intention for training.
We can practice without any intention, but this is like sitting in a car and not driving to any location.
The experience of gratitude is available for us continuously. The more we can remember and allow ourselves to be governed by this mind, the less emotionally dependent we will be on others. As a consequence, our relationships strengthen and improve.