This 10-minute stillness meditation provides deep relaxation, reduces stress, and enhances mindfulness.
Find a comfortable seated position with your back straight and legs uncrossed. Close your eyes gently and take a few deep breaths. Become aware of the sensations in your body and simply observe your breath. Feel its rise and fall, its warmth and coolness as it enters and exits your nose or mouth. Allow yourself to relax further with each passing breath.
Now bring all of your attention to the present moment. Notice the feeling of the chair beneath you, the subtle sounds around you, any smells or tastes in the air, as well as any sensations in your body such as pressure points or physical tension. Simply be mindful of all that is here without judgment or expectation, just allowing it to be as it is with no agenda for how it should be different.
Now become aware of any thoughts that may arise without trying to push them away or follow them down any particular rabbit holes; instead allow these thoughts to pass through like clouds moving across a clear blue sky. If they do capture your attention, acknowledge them briefly before returning back to being present in this moment right now.
You can also practice scanning awareness through your body from head to toe; noticing anything which stands out such as tightness, tension or relaxation within each part and area of your body as you focus on each one for a short time span before continuing on with the process until each area has been explored both physically and mentally.
Take this opportunity to focus on what truly matters: being present in this very moment; being mindful of what’s happening both inside us (thoughts & feelings) along with outside us (sight & sound). Acknowledge whatever comes up without judgment; accepting things exactly how they are in this very minute – knowing that nothing needs to be changed but rather embraced for what it is right now.
At this point, you can simply remain here for a few moments enjoying the peace and stillness that exists within you at this very moment before slowly returning back from whence you came by wiggling fingers & toes, working up through arms & legs before finally opening eyes if desired once ready for re-entry into everyday life; taking a few deep breaths no matter where you go next feeling refreshed relaxed & connected back into our authentic self – free from expectations free from expectations.
Im Sarah, I absolutely love writing about comfort and relaxation. I am a qualified interior designer and an expert in the field of furniture. It's one of my absolute favorite topics to explore. I'm constantly looking for new ways to meditate so I can learn more about myself.