It takes a while to find the right balance between a hectic life, fulfill our objectives whether they’d be professional or personal, and living up our dreams. But the life we long for is often at our fingertips. Here are some tips on how to manifest our desires and finding truth, happiness, and sustain it all.
Three core practices can be taken into daily practices to promote a healthy living and maintain the true happiness in our hearts. Deep breathing, Buddhist meditation and releasing old and unwanted emotions clean up our body from negative energies. Here is how to start breathing happily and meditate nicely to bring extra positivity into our souls:
1. Breathe Baby, Breathe
Breathing is our first connection to life when we arrive on earth. The oxygen comes into our lungs for the first time and provides us with the vital energy our body needs to function. With time, we take breathing for granted as if it is an activity that is natural and doesn’t deserve more attention. In fact, deep breathing or simply being conscious of our breath has many benefits that we ignore.
Breathing relaxes our mind, removes old patterns that may block us and improves our memory. Breathing also brings clarity to us, opening up a new path into our mind. Breathing also strengthens the immune system and finally cleans up our skin and organs from toxic elements (food, polluted air, stress, etc).
Taking the habits to breath is easy. Start with pranayama every morning. We can sit on the floor comfortably, close our eyes and bring one hand on the knee, opening up the palms to the sky. We close the left nostril with our right hand and breath 16 times from the left and exhale from the right nostril. We later change the hands and start from the other side, once again 16 times. Once done, we inhale and exhale from the nose with the impulse from the belly 60 times.
This simple breathing exercise should be done every day. We can follow up with a small meditation.
2. Meditate Baby, Meditate
Meditation is more than a simple relaxation activity. It is connected to breathing, to releasing tensions stuck in our souls and removing unwanted patterns or thought cycles that don’t serve us anymore. Breathing facilitates meditation and they both work in pair. Following a breathing exercise, we can meditate to deepen the process, and expand our inner love or gain deep insights into ourselves.
The Buddhist way of meditating is simple to practice and doesn’t require much time, perhaps just 10 minutes of our day every day. It’s best to find a Buddhist temple to practice this type of meditation. However, if there’s no Buddhist temple close to us, we can simply picture the face of the Buddha into our mind. We sit down, again, and cross our legs, ensuring one foot stays on the top of the other leg. We bring our fingers facing together, the hands joint together. We keep breathing, we stay connected to our breath and we picture the Buddha in our minds.
We can easily do this type of meditation straight after the Pranayama breathing exercise every morning. In total, it requires 20 minutes of your time, and the results will be life-changing as we embrace inner beauty and go into your deep thoughts.
3. Release Baby, Release
Sometimes, we may feel sad, angry, or unhappy. Embracing our negative emotions is just the next step toward understanding ourselves. Therefore, when we feel some inner negative feelings, instead of forgetting about it, we should explore these feelings and let them go. If we feel sad, we should cry. If we feel angry, we should let the anger go. If we feel emotionally unstable, we should seek support, within our own self.
Releasing the emotions inside us brings us freedom. As they leave our body and mind, we feel more connected to ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with displaying emotions of anger or sadness if we let them go as they vanish and improve our inner knowledge about ourselves.