You’re outside. You’re sitting below your favorite Eco Wind Chime. You’re trying to relax. Well, we have developed a few tips to help you use your wind chimes as a form of meditation. Here are the pointers.
1. ” Any repetitive action can be a source of meditation”, says Herbert Benson, MD, author of The Relaxation Response and director emeritus of Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Take this man’s advice. Even if you sit outside for 10 minuets breathing in and out slowly while listening to your wind chimes- it is considered a form of mediation. So, start here.
2. Picture yourself relaxed. Close your eyes and remember your wind chimes. Envision what they look like and try to focus on recalling all the details of your chimes. Then focus on yourself sitting there, eyes shut, trying to recall the wind chimes. This will help you relax and meditate.
3. Drink hot tea. According to WebMD, “Chamomile tea is a traditional favorite for calming the mind and reducing stress. And black tea may be a stress-fighter, too, researchers from University College London report. Participants who drank regular black tea displayed lower levels of cortisol, and reported feeling calmer during six weeks of stressful situations than those who drank a placebo with the same amount of caffeine.”
4. Don’t worry. It sounds easier than it is. If you’re fixated on a situation that you truly have no control over- let it go. It will resolve itself how it should. If there isn’t an action you can take to change the situation, don’t try to change it- this will only cause further stress.
5. Shut your phone off. I see people spending thousands a dollars a year on Yoga classes. I also see these people glancing at their vibrating phones on the floor while trying to perform yoga. Why? If you’re going to relax, relax! Shut your phone off, even for 10 minutes, to help yourself mediate and clear your mind.
You can do all of these exercises with or without wind chimes. The key is to take the first step to implementing them.