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sunset meditation A couple of days ago I promised to share a simple meditation technique with you. There are so many meditation techniques out there, it’s easy to get completely lost while trying to learn them. I like the following technique, because you can practice it even with little kids present. Usually, the minute you close your eyes, they start bugging you. Here, you can keep your eyes open so they may actually let you meditate. How do you think I know this?

I used to have a regular meditation practice prior to having children. Now, forget it. All I can do is a few minutes here and there, which already helps my mind tremendously. Perhaps, it will also help yours.

Pick an unmoving object at  distance and stare at it. I like natural objects: a leaf, a moon, a stick. Keep looking at it intently, even when you your eyes are beginning to get watery and the object seems blurry – this is when your consciousness is ready to open up and receive the new feeling of peace and tranquility.

This technique of consciously gazing is great for beginning meditators: usually, meditation invokes many thoughts, making it hard to focus on the process. Here, you channel the nervous energy into your gaze and it limits the amount of thoughts, which pop into your head.

Once you have a clear picture of your object, close your eyes for a minute or two and try to “see” the object internally. Open your eyes and and take a few deep breaths. Enjoy the new sense of peace and focus.

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About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner, twin toddlers, and a newborn. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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