I am not a meditation kind of chic but I know being quiet leads to lowered cortisol levels.
High cortisol levels can mess with your hormones, metabolism, sleep and let’s face it – stress can age you.
So, I realized I needed to create a place where I could be still – even just for a minute.
I love my meditation space. When I sit down & fold my palms over my heart, I feel instantly at ease. Calm. My stress melts away. And even if I was spiraling downwards into a bad day, a few moments in my space can lift me back up again.
You space is sacred. And even if you don’t use it to meditate, you can still find comfort there. Solitude, and inner stillness.
Pick somewhere with natural lighting. Somewhere that you don’t need to turn on all the lights. Somewhere near a window.
Decorate your space, and make it beautiful. Hang nice tapestries, place flowers somewhere near, fluff up your pillows, and keep lovely things around at all times. Your space should feel refreshing, bright, and joyous.
Keep the good vibes in, and the bad vibes out. Vow to make your meditation space a “good vibes” only zone. Don’t ever go there to pout, to complain, or to mull. If you’re having a rough day, this is where you can leave all of that behind and fill yourself with positive intentions. Let the energy be light, and spacious, and open – not down in the dumps.
Don’t use your space for anything but mindfulness & meditation. You can find somewhere else in your home to eat, or read, or talk to your friends on the phone. Allow your space to be sacred, and pure. Only use it to sit in silence, turning inward, and reflection.
Let this space be a reflection of you. If you are simple like me, then just add a vision board ( a picture board of images and quotes that inspire you and quiet the mind). Light a candle. Stretch and do deep breathing – and remember, even just being quiet for one minute resets your metabolism + nervous system.
I love to light a candle, put on some essential oils and do breathing for one minute (it can be that simple). Even if you are at work – get up from your desk and take a walk and do deep breathing. We can meditate anywhere we are in the world at any time – this is how we dpi self care in the real world.
If you are looking to reset and recharge, (and we all have some level of stress in our life), let me share with you how I stay still despite my busy life – being a mom of two, business owner and a fast paced chic by nature.
Rachel Feldman is a health coach, wellness momma, and a detox specialist. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Rachel helps men and women struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and the International School of Detoxification. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. Her approach to health focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body and not inflame the body.
To find out more about her programs visit www.rachelswellness.com.