Coronavirus Stress: Try These THREE Simple Meditation Techniques
Tarot reader and healer Janvi Gaur gives three tips to reduce stress levels
It is impossible to not get affected by the news and the concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Across the world, as people get quarantined at home, they are going through myriad emotions – loneliness, depression, hope, worry, concern. These are all very natural but there are ways to control your mind and ensure that the general blue and anxious mood does not affect you too much. Janvi Gaur, tarot reader, astrologer and healer, gives three very simple meditation techniques for managing stress and feeling more positive even in these bleak times. What’s more, these are fun ways to drive away negative thoughts and feel upbeat.
As you stay in isolation with your family at home, get everyone together. Put on some kundalini music, easily available on YouTube. For the first 10 minutes, just shake your body. Keep shaking your legs, hands, shoulders and move about as if you are throwing something out of our body. Thereafter for about 30 minutes, stand still and feel the sensations. Just keep standing where you are and watch your mood change. You will feel happy and loved, with gratitude for all the blessings you have.
This is a simple one and very effective. Light a diya, lamp or candle. Put on any music or mantra or sura that is close to your soul. Keep staring at the flame for 15 to 20 minutes. You will love it so much that you would not want those 20 minutes to pass! After 20 minutes, close your eyes for five to seven minutes and concentrate on your thoughts. Don’t worry, even if you haven’t meditated before or have faced problems in focusing, this flame meditation will be easy to do. The energy will flow naturally and you will feel lit from within.
ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS
This is an interesting exercise. Sit on your knees the way you would for vajrasana in yoga or for namaaz. Bow seven times and each time ask for forgiveness – for any wrong that you may have done, for hurting someone, for letting someone down, for mistreating yourself or for being harsh on yourself… any reason. You can bow down more than seven times if you wish, but don’t do less than seen. Once you finish, sit up and close your eyes. You will feel light, loved and forgiven by the higher power.
These may be really simple techniques in spirituality but goes a long way in elevating your mood. They are effective and what’s more, you can do them at your convenience at any time of the day. It’s a deeply personal experience.
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