A Mindful Practice to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

If you are facing stress and anxiety in your daily life, it is important to find some time during the day to connect with yourself and to experience a few mindful moments.

You can be mindful when you are sitting in silence or when you are doing an activity. The key is to have your full mind on something, your complete attention.

Here is a simple practice to help you become more mindful today.

As you walk on the street, pay attention to your surroundings. If you see a plant, a tree or a green space, take a pause for a moment and pay full attention to it. Connect with this piece of nature. Look at the sky, pay attention to the color of the sky, the clouds and their shapes. Or if it is a blue sky, pay attention to its depth.

All these moments can bring you back to yourself and help you connect with yourself and your natural state of calmness. It reduces stress and anxiety, calms down your mind, slows down your breathing, reduces your heart rate and relaxes your body.

Make sure you have a few mindful moments during the day to connect with yourself and to enjoy life in its pure state.

The Wisdom Trip

I am soon flying to the UK to attend a 3-day wisdom Masterclass by Vikas Malkani in a beautiful place by the lake. It is a blessing to have these opportunities to connect with wisdom and to learn from the World’s #1 Wisdom Coach. And it is important to say yes to the opportunities when they arrive.

Growth is a natural part of life. But conscious growth is a privilege specific to human beings. I love to take steps to grow my mind, because you grow your life when you grow your mind. Besides, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment when you consciously work on your growth.

Learning wisdom, connecting with wisdom and living with wisdom makes you grow and makes your life more enjoyable.
Do you have a plan for learning, practicing or doing things that helps you grow? It can be a simple thing, like practicing a meditation technique a few minutes or even a few seconds a day or reading a book. The important thing is to take conscious steps towards your growth to give you a sense of joy.

Meditation and wisdom is a sure way to make you grow and make your life enjoyable. And there is no room for stress and anxiety when you know you are growing and you are on the right track.

3 Proven Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

We human beings have the potential and the tendency not only to survive, but to thrive. But our modern lifestyle seems to be taking us farther and farther from our unique potential. We are facing stress, anxiety and depression more than ever before and true happiness seems to be an out of reach privilege.

But it doesn’t have to be so. The ability to be happy and stress free and live a life of inner peace and to thrive is always with us.

Here are 3 proven ways to bring back the calm in your mind, release stress and anxiety and connect with your inner peace.

1- Meditate
Meditation is a simple yet powerful mental exercise that has many benefits for your health and well-being. Meditation quietens your mind and releases tension from your body.
As I mentioned in my article, Train your mind, claim your life, studies have shown that meditation physically changes the structure of your brain and reduces stress and at the same time improvs your cognition function.
Meditation is a natural antidote to stress and the best way to release stress and anxiety.

2- Breathe
We normally don’t consider breathing as a power tool to release stress and bring us inner peace, simply because it happens by itself and we take it for granted.
Usually we are not aware of our breath during the day. But breathing is deeply connected to our mental, physical and emotional state. When you breathe consciously, you will notice that your mind will calm down and your body will relax.
Breathing consciously helps release stress and anxiety and heals your body.

3- Practice gratitude
Gratitude is another effective way that can naturally calm down your mind and remove stress. Gratitude is recognising and appreciating the good things that are in your life rather than things that are not as you want them to. In this article, Embrace the power of gratitude, I explain how simple practice of gratitude is linked to happiness and releasing stress.

These are just 3 simple ways that you can add to your daily routine to remain stress free in this busy lifestyle of modern world.

To go deeper into wisdom of life to create a life of happiness and inner peace, join my Meditation Made Simple course, a unique trademarked program created by Vikas Malkani, World’s #1 Wisdom Coach. Contact me here for further information.

Stress – The silent Killer

Stress seems to be a normal part of life these days. But our body is not designed to be in a prolonged stressed state. Moderate amount of stress can even be good for us. But when we are exposed to a constant state of stress, it is harmful for us and it pushes our body to be diseased.

When we are stressed, our body perceives it as danger or a life or death situation, the same as when our ancestors faced a wild bear in the wild thousands of years ago. In a life and death situation like this, our body goes through a series of changes, called fight-flight response, and produces hormones that increase our blood pressure and raise our heart rate to make us ready to fight or run away. In this process all the secondary important activities, such as digestion, slows down and all the energy goes to the vital activities to make us stronger to fight or run away.

After the danger is away, our body will naturally go back to its normal state. But in today’s lifestyle we are encountering stress on a daily basis and our body has to deal with excessive stress hormones. If this continues, our organs gets damaged and disease is the outcome.

Stress is the cause of many disease, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, anxiety, depression, to name a few.

Reducing stress is a necessity in today’s hectic life. Learn techniques to remove stress to maintain your health and prolong your life.

Meditation Wisdom for Happiness

Last week I came across this quote from Osho.
“Happiness needs no reasons. If you are looking for reasons, you will never be happy.”

It is very relevant to our today’s way of life. Many of us are looking for reasons to be happy, and we chase things — let it be success, wealth, fame, family, love, … — to feel happy. And we often find that the happiness that they bring to us is temporary. We depend our happiness to the externals of life, while happiness is a state within us.

If we learn to simply be happy for nor reason, then our happiness is in our own hand and no one or no thing can take it away from us. Life itself is a beautiful gift that we have and is enough to be happy for. Don’t you think? All the rest that we gather through our journey of life are accessories to this precious gift.

Yes, it is important to have success, to earn money, to find love, to experience the best things in life. But none of these things will bring us true happiness if we don’t know the art of happiness, which is simply be happy, not looking for reasons. If we learn this art, then we enjoy our life and everything in it more — all our success, achievements, experiences, …

As Osho says, “Happiness needs no reasons. If you are looking for reasons, you will never be happy.”