Everyone experiences stress differently, so you can decrease it in a variety of ways, including breathing exercises and meditation.
Try this simple candle meditation technique to help deal with stress.
Candle meditation is a type of mindfulness meditation that involves focusing on the flame of a lit candle. In this meditation, the practitioner focuses on the flame of the candle, allowing their thoughts to drift away, and instead focusing on the physical sensations of the flame and the room around them.
This type of meditation is often used to help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as to cultivate a sense of calm and inner peace.
TRY STARING AT A FLICKERING CANDLE
Candle meditation is great for beginners. Light a candle and dim the lights so the flame becomes the focal point of the room. Place the candle at eye level on a table, and sit in front of it, 2ft away. Keep your back straight to allow your diaphragm a full range of motion.
Set a timer for ten or 15 minutes. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths. Relax and release any tension in your body.
Focus solely on the flame. Observe as it flickers, changes shape, emits a halo and flashes a variety of colours. If your mind wanders, don't worry. Just lead it back to the flame.
You may have to corral your mind several times. The more you practise it, the easier it becomes.
EXTINGUISH THE FIRES INFLAMING YOU
Meditation turns off what psychologists call the 'monkey mind', that constant loop of anxiety and worries that creates mental chaos. When you meditate, you sweep that disorder away. The goal is to become unseen, unreachable – even if only for ten minutes a day.
A FURTHER BOOST
We can't help bring this back to why you should make your own meditation candles. It's the perfect wellness activity for your wellbeing. Not only do you get to select quality scents that helps centre you in your practise, you also can get to blend your own pure essential oils to breath in the therapeutic after effects.
And while you meditate and breath in deep, you can breathe assured that what you are breathing in is all natural, harmless and safe. Because you made it and you know exactly what went into it!
RECOMMENDED OILS FOR MEDITATION
Frankincense and Sandalwood have been used for meditation practises for centuries. These natural plant oils are grounding and centering for your soul.
These oils are also great for healing wounds of an emotional nature, and for supporting inner reflection.
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