Copyright Carl Preston
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Table of Contents
The four seasons Zen Garden stress cure
Preview of “Real Meditation”
About the Author
Upon reading the book, you will gain more knowledge and wisdom in every section that you will be reading after this page. The next pages will cover the topic which will discuss each season such as winter, autumn, fall, and summer to help you understand the effective ways on how to deal with each particular time of year. The next four sections will provide and discuss about the following:
● Every section will provide you with mini poems or Haiku to inspire you while reading it. You will also see some images to enlighten you more about what is being discussed.
● Zen garden images represent a particular Zen garden that is perfect for each season and are especially created for a particular season in which can inspire you in making your own miniature Zen garden.
● How each season can affect your mood?
● How each feature included in the garden such as rocks, gravel, etc. transmits good vibes or positive energy to help you avoid negative feelings experienced during a certain season.
● Relaxation or meditation techniques and how it will help you attain inner peace and joy during a specific time of year.
● You will also get useful advice on how to deal with your relationships during a season.
Finding inner peace and tranquility in oneself is quite not simple. In some cases, we have to seek deeply within ourselves in order to attain the true meaning of contentment in life. The classic Zen gardens serve as a way to meditate and relax in a youthful manner with the help of a miniature Zen garden that you can actually make for your own.
This book speaks about curing stress and being mindful of Zen gardens and how the four seasons namely winter, summer, autumn, and fall mainly affects your mood. It gives the suitable relaxation or meditation techniques which you can do for each season.
The book also provides the step-by-step formula on how you can deal with your relationships t0 your family, friends, work and other people around you in each season to effectively guide you on the things that you should be doing in order to help you attain the tranquility that you want.
The Zen Gardens Stress Cure will provide you the effective ways on how to live a happier and stress-free life while creating a miniature Zen garden of your choice. Considerably, the purpose of having miniature Zen gardens or what we call the Japanese rock garden is that it will generally help you relax and de-stress whenever you need it.
The main goal is to evoke the feelings of peace, calmness, and tranquility. The Zen garden’s key components are rocks, sand, or gravel that creates a Zen zone for you within your home.
Therefore, The Zen Garden Stress Cure will provide you useful insights to help you deal with your stress problems that are often caused by particular season at a specific time of the year. Zen gardens are really nice to look at and are very much affordable to make which will relieve you from more stress giving hobbies.
They will not require you frequent maintenance and ease you from watering this natural piece of art that helps you breathe positive energy. All you have to do is find the perfect place in your home to put on your desk and enjoy your Zen moment anytime you wish.
Reading the entire book is sure to help you forget all your worries and stress away while giving the opportunity to face and enjoy every day with great positivity. Meet each season with vigilance and calmness to face each new time of year with great energy and aura.
Read each section to cure stress and generate mindfulness in order to overcome every challenge that is on your way. Bear in mind that life is like a piece of artwork, you should enjoy every minute of looking at it for when it’s gone, you can never put back the same feeling you had while you still have it.
Zen garden is actually a Japanese rock garden that creates a miniature stylized landscape with carefully arranged rocks, moss, water features, pruned bushes and trees, and sand or gravel that are usually raked to represent water ripples. The miniature gardens described in this book are miniature desk gardens like the ones you would have on your desk or on the table in your living-room.
The miniature Zen gardens are usually small and surrounded with walls to offer visibility even in a seated position. The classical Zen garden is created in the temple of Zen Buddhism found in Kyoto, Japan during the period of Muromachi. Miniature Zen gardens are intended to portray the intimate importance of nature and to provide a meditation appeal towards the real meaning of life.
Gravel is often used to create Zen gardens instead of sand due to the fact that it is not easily disturbed by wind or rain. Raking the sand or gravel into such a pattern represents the rippling or the waves of the water which offers an aesthetic function. Traditionally, Zen priests follow this practice to help them concentrate especially in times of medication.
Although, achieving the perfection of each line is not that easy. Rakes are based on the patterns of creases as wished and are quite limited to a few stone objects located within the area of gravel. The patterns are often not static which develop variations creatively and inspire challenge. The arrangements of stones and miniature components represent mountains, islands, waterfalls, rivers, and elements of natural water.
Shaped shrubs and stones can be used interchangeably. In most miniature Zen gardens, moss is used to serve as ground cover to make “land” that is covered by lust forest. The rock symbolizes mountains like the Horai, the legendary home of 8 immortals in the Buddhist myth, or they may be the boats or the living creature such as turtles or carp. In some instances, they are the crane on flight or waterfall.
Creating miniature Zen gardens is quite easy because you may use the supplies that are often found at home so you spare yourself from spending money to buy the materials to make one. You can also use old frames to house your miniature garden. You can add special seashells or even tiny air plants to provide the garden a personal touch. The purpose of miniature Zen gardens is for relaxation and meditation when you need an excellent breather from the toxics of life. It has the power to induce feelings of calmness, tranquility as well as peace. Because it is composed of natural elements such as the rocks, sand or gravel, it allows a Zen zone be available when you need to relax your mind.
The four seasons Zen Garden stress cure
The Zen Gardens Stress Cure is more about providing stress relief among people who have less time for family and personal pleasures. The gardens are aimed at reducing stress along their Zen principles of naturalness, austerity and simplicity.
Even though Zen gardens are referred to rake gardens with sand, they still look different. They are almost the same with flower gardens or woodland that best emphasize certain design colors or principles.
Zen Gardens Stress Cure also emphasizes serenity that helps in reducing stress by experiencing and viewing them. As people return to nature to achieve peacefulness, this is achieved by the numbers plants that are more peaceful and calmer.
Zen Gardens Stress Cure allows people of breathing deeply and finally letting go all of their worries. They can practice mindfulness meditation in the garden by nourishing their spirits. They can practice mindfulness meditation in the garden as a way of reducing stress and strengthening the connection between the mind and body.
Meditating on Zen Gardens will act as a therapy that enhances the complete experience. This invites more awareness in the environment and helps people in regaining a sense of control and perspective.
By contemplating on the Zen Gardens Stress Cure that is filled with water, rocks and vegetation elements, there can be a better opportunity for curing stress and embracing the complete healing of nature.
Zen Gardens Stress Cure introduced the four main seasonal, four main seasonal chapters: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
My bed is lonely
the glow of your naked body
The winter breathes on me
-Haiku X21 Missed You
Winter usually affects your mood by feeling stressed up and down. This leaves you feeling beaten and down with no way to cope up. This results in looking forward to new and upcoming projects. You also tend to desire for new changes.
Even the thought of the winter makes you gloomy and heavy and even if most people experience winter blues and low days, it is just so normal for them to experience blue days than not.
Due to the absence of sunlight that offers a good amount of the chemical serotonin, the darkness triggers the production of melatonin. This is the chemical that is responsible for encouraging sleep.
Winter can really have its impact in the overall motivation and mood. Both activities and food supplies are being reduced throughout the winter season. These also have their impacts in the mood of people because their level of excitement and motivation are reduced. As they cannot go out always, they are forced to stay inside their houses. Throughout the winter months, people really suffer from low mood.
The winter makes people really feel flue and depressed. Other people inhibit negative feelings of being sad, anxious, tired and irritable. They could not also concentrate and they inclined from joining in social activities. They experience a sudden disinterest in social activities.
Ancient branches break with weight of winter season fresh born fawn stands straight.
The different features of the garden help in tackling the bad feelings of sadness, anxiousness, tiredness and irritability. The color features are more peaceful to people. The colors of silver and grays are more serene and calming.
The colors of white, gray and blue best describe winter. They have their psychological effect in fighting the feelings associated with winter.
There are still other features such as lines that do not clutter the design or confuse the eyes. The rectangles are also featured and added that best suggest logic and order. Due to this order, the usability is being enhanced for logical flow.
The images of ice-covered trees and icicles are also being added for the increased visual appeal. The theme is best enhanced for the best representation of the winter season.
The plants are also relaxing from the little ones to the big ones. The shrubs and trees are all clipped into their precise shapes. The rounded and curve lines are soothing as compared to geometric shapes and straight edges.
The sand stones and lines also transmit good energy and good vibes. The scent is also the most powerful factor that helps in good breathing and relaxing.
The carefully designed vegetation, water and rock elements evoke a true sense of tranquility. The gravel and sands are designed to symbolize water and sea.
The garden’s colors and arrangements instill a good foundation and sense of harmony. These are beautifully aesthetic features and are a perfect to the negative feelings of people during the winter season. The pathways, soft surfaces, hard surfaces, blossoms, shadows and greeneries have their perfect healing and calming power.
The garden needs to be placed at the right place to best achieve tranquility during the winter season. By placing it at the right place, it can help in making you feel better.
The gardens must be placed at the corner of the balcony or even at the edge of your desk. Due to the reason that it can be a bad idea to go outside, it pays to just stay at the balcony. There you can see the garden and meditate more on it. You can be feeling relaxed and calm.
Ancient branches break
with weight of winter season
fresh born fawn stands straight
Meditation or relaxation technique is good for the winter season. When breathing techniques, positions, awareness and mindfulness are all combined, these can help you out in battling the moods linked to the winter season.
Meditation is the best companion for meditation and relaxation that creates a mood for the night of fun and entertainment. Apart from it, lifestyle and yoga tips can help with the common problems that are brought by the winter season. These can possibly make you feel better and enjoy the winter.
Your spirits can be uplifted by meditating every day. This helps you to rediscover the power of stillness. The cold and dark winter months can turn your day to be dull and gloomy. There is a need to take a few minutes meditating in changing the way you feel. A daily habit of meditation helps you to be happy throughout the day.
Here are the following meditation techniques during the winter season:
● Sukhsma Yoga
Another warmer for the natural winter is the Sukhsma Yoga that can be done for five to seven minutes. This can help you in being warmed up, relaxed and active.
● 10 Min Time Out Time
10 Min Time Out Time meditation is also another technique in meditation. This helps you not to feel blue and stay to be positively active. This helps in restoring your energy, working faster and being more creative.
● Breathe Awareness Meditation
Breathe awareness meditation is also the easiest way to follow for this season. This helps you in bringing much awareness by taking notice on your breathing.
● Meditation Done in Action
This technique helps you in remaining active and being relaxed. This helps let go of your own resistance by experiencing the activity in a spontaneous and natural way. This is aimed at relaxation that can be done in an hour during the winter season. This helps you feel active while staying inside the house.
A blanket of white!
Frosty tears of winter fall-
The sound of silence.
Due to the reason that winter season brings about negative feelings, it is still important to be aware of the relationships.
Here are the following relationship advices for winter:
● Family Advice
It denotes in paying attention to family member’s needs. Even though the winter season may be a dull and boring season for you, you still have a choice to become active and focused.
Always remember that despite the negative feelings that you experienced; these are only passing feelings. They must not be allowed to ruin you and your relationship with the family.
You may be feeling sad and anxious; but, you still have all the time to be strong. Instead of staying inside your room, take the time to prepare delicious foods for the enjoyment and fun of the whole family.
It is best to invite them over to play a card game or to sing refreshing songs. This can help you to shift your focus on other exciting activities.
Friends are the companions that you can talk to and rely on when feeling hopeless, sad and anxious. Apart from family members, friends are always there despite the distance.
Even though it may be impossible to go out and be with friends at night or day, the communication can still be kept intact. One of the certain things to do is to call them up by the time that they are busy.
During their free times, they can better manage to help you out in your negative feelings. They can share with you some pieces of advice that can help you this winter season.
Through your communication with them, it can somehow shift your attention to being sad to being opened to newer solutions. This also stops you from contemplating on sadness, anxiety and the like.
● Work Advice
The winter season makes you feel blue and sad. However, you cannot consider these as excuses. You still need to go out and attend to your work.
Despite your negative feelings, you must be determined enough in being happy, active and lively. Always remember that these feelings will certainly not help you in life. These cannot help you in finishing your tasks and beating deadlines. These can only hinder you from being effective in your position.
Thus, you need to be relaxed and keep calm. These can help you to establish a good relationship with workmates and let the season pass by.
Where did the snow go?
Who cares, it’s warm weather time!
Start the Spring parties!
The air temperature in the spring season has its negative effect in the mood of people. This is also another difficult season that affects your sleep. There are various problems that can get in the way of your normal sleep and mood.
During the daylight, you can feel lighter and the rhythms are getting shifted. You also have the feeling of finding it hard to get up at an early hour.
The spring season affects the mood of people as they have the feelings of tension, depression, lack of motivation and frustration. These are also associated with financial loss and family relationship. These are all part of the emotional feelings of the people from their past relationships. And they are being reflected during the spring season.
There are negative energies that strike past the spring season. Without collective efforts and determination, these can somehow be difficult to be eliminated. The negativity is always there and there is no trust established built with the people around.
Even though the winter has ended, the spring season still brings out negative feelings for the people. This makes them even harder to live their lives.
Oh whaaat? Spring is here?
Does that mean it’s t-shirt time?
Get ready for sun!
The spring is always there that brings explosion of color and life. This is about the rebirth of the gardens and fields along the cherry blossoms. These cherry blossoms can become your favorites.
This garden features bamboos, rocks and grasses that add up to the blissful season. These combat the negative feelings by feeling heavenly and tranquil.
These feature the idealized landscapes in a stylized and abstract way. These gardens are designed for aesthetic pleasure, contemplation and meditation. Often considered as the meditation gardens, these are rustic and simple gardens.
The garden best feature an idealized and miniature view of the nature. The rocks best represent the mountains. On the other hand, the ponds best represent the seas. The garden appears to be bigger by the trees and larger rocks at the background.
This is seen at such a single landscape and looks like a painted landscape. This features hills, bamboo and tree groves that complete the essence of the garden. The structures and walls also follow a winding path to be discovered completely.
This is designed along with the features of trees, temples and hills that are all essential part of the good view. The garden is made to be bigger along these features.
The vertical and natural features are seen like trees, bamboo and rocks. By seeing other pictures of Zen garden for spring, they naturally feature water. This garden is truly an art that is inspired by nature. This is more about being natural and not being wild. This garden is best featured as a handiwork.
Spring zen mini garden helps people in fighting their negative feelings during the spring season. It is best if this is placed inside the room at the left part of the bed. This can help you in being motivated and being inspired to work. This is about helping you to finally reflect on your goals in life and thinking of good solutions for the negative feelings that you have.
By placing it at the right position, you can certainly be moved and continue your life and your work. You can delve into thinking only positive thoughts.
Take that break from class
Get to the beach and relax
Moments with friends last
The spring season comes along their relaxation and meditation techniques that help you completely. You can then be adjusted in the season that brings out your negative feelings.
Here are the relaxation and meditation techniques to follow during the spring season:
● Beach Visualization
This is considered to be the best way of relaxing the body and mind. This is being done by means of picturing a comfortable and relaxing scene. This can help you in imagining and relaxing on the beautiful beach.
● Forest Visualization
This is more on imagining walking through the beautiful mountains and forests that help you further be motivated and relaxed.
● Candle Relaxation
This form of relaxation technique can guide you through imagining while relaxing. By looking intently at the candle, you can be both relaxed in mind and body.
● Calming Color Technique
This is being done by means of imagining the colors of the rainbow. This technique helps you to be relaxed as well.
● Floating on the Cloud
As a relaxation technique, Floating on the Cloud is more on imagining like floating on the cloud. This helps you in battling the negative feelings obtained during the spring season.
● Peaceful Place
This relaxation technique allows you of relaxing your mind and being at a peaceful and safe place. It does its wonder by putting you into a peaceful place and leaving you relaxed and calm. This helps you not to feel stressed and be braver and stronger.
● Peaceful Meadow and Starry Sky
The peaceful meadow is a one way of being relaxed in the spring season. The difficulties cannot get in the way of living a normal life during the spring season.
● Protective Light Relaxation
This technique to follow during the spring season helps you in being relaxed and comfortable. This lets you to be happy and feel good by being surrounded by a light.
Cherry blossoms bloom
Rumbly showers from the sky
Peace out, winter gloom!
The spring season has brought a lot of negative feelings to people that let them find it hard to adapt and engage with the people around.
Here are the relationships advices for spring:
During this season, you can be more tense and depressed in facing financial loss and other difficulties. However, you need to think that you are faced with lots of choices.
You can choose to handle your relationship with your family by being calm and relaxed. You can handle all the difficulties by just staying positive.
Even though you may be depressed this season, you can still help yourself by turning to relaxations and meditation techniques. These can help you in staying more relaxed and more open in your struggles and difficulties. You can best think of the solutions to the ranging problems you face with your family.
Due to the reason that you may get up late at your bed, this may cause conflicts for your friends. This is especially true if you have committed to attending a special gathering or event of your friend.
Thus, you need to set your clock properly. Get into the habit of sleeping early. Even if you suffer from lack of motivation, you have to instill into your mind positive affirmations or thoughts.
Still, relaxation and meditation techniques help you in overcoming these negative feelings. There are many techniques that can be obtained from the internet the moment you experienced these feelings.
Due to a lack of motivation and frustration, you may end up not performing well in your work. You can also get into the habit of upsetting your colleagues.
Do not let these negative feelings affect you. If you cannot control them, take the time to go out and reflect for a moment. Always remember that you are the still the one responsible in controlling your mind and emotions.
You can also be more focused by getting a sleep at an early hour. You can better perform being engaged with your colleagues and bosses by being optimistic and happy. Doing so helps you to work at the fullest during the spring season.
The talk of the town
Whispers of wild affairs
Tulips are silenced
Summer season makes people vulnerable and results to draining people. People suffer from the mood of depression, leaving them fatigued, melancholy and listless throughout the season.
The summer season has its effect on how people are working and living. They suffer from extreme irritability, insomnia and anxiety. Due to the hotter weather, people tend to exhibit negative mood. This is associated with an increased aggression.
Thus, one may be feeling grouchy and sad and like to punch other people in the middle of the heart of the summer. This is the reason why there are many people who are considered as summer haters because they do not like the idea of being in their worst mood.
The summer season can heighten the anxiety levels felt by people. This can even lead to extreme depression, hopelessness and pessimistic feelings. There is also a sudden disinterest in the usual activities that people feel. They have the lack of pleasure that lets them be separated from the rest.
They have their sad feelings and they find it hard to adjust on day-to-day basis.
Summer depression is more common that comes along the symptoms of restlessness and fatigue.
Promising pastel colors
Summer zen mini garden has its style that impress people, poets and scholars. This is all about a miniature landscape that best expresses harmony between nature and man.
A typical summer zen mini garden has rock, trees, halls, and ponds. The composed scene can be viewed carefully that looks like landscape paintings.
The sounds of the wind-bell and raindrops set the feelings and emotions of the one who look at the garden. There is an overflowing set of emotions. The good scenery of the garden can ignite the feelings away from the summer season.
There are other features such as cacti, plants that grow only during the summer season, baskets and stones. These are all part of showing the summer season.
There are luxuriant woods, bamboos, medicinal plants and fruit trees. There are animals that look and impress the heart. This is more about green thumb wherein plants are grown during this season. It can be extremely overwhelming to look at the plants that grow.
There are the lakes and waters that best reflect the summer season. These are important in creating a true breeze in the summer season. These can make anyone feel more relaxed and calm because of the extreme heat of the sun. The trees and plants are incorporated as part of the features that highlight the Zen garden.
Other Zen gardens incorporate chairs, pails and fences and umbrellas that reflect the true spirit of the season. These can take away the depression, agitated feeling and the like.
In setting this Zen garden for summer, it is best if this is placed at the balcony or at the garden house. This way, you can certainly feel the impact it has on you. It can influence you to being cool, relaxed and refreshed.
By putting it the balcony, the moment you stay there; you can think calmly. You can be relaxed and be comfortable even though the sunny weather is blazing on fire. Now, you can certainly be at ease and continue your life. There is no way that you can be affected by the heat of the sun. You can be happy and feel cool.
Drinking every drop
Where the love goes it follows
Rainbows to roses
Due to a set of changes that occur during the summer season, it can extremely be difficult for you to adjust in certain situations. You also fall into the habit of digging your negative feelings.
Through constant medication, you can certainly be at ease in this season. Here are the relaxation techniques for you to follow:
This is a practice that can help you in reducing tension and stress. This helps in lowering blood pressure and stress hormones. This can be done to boosting strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.
There are pretzel positions that can be followed. There is no longer a need to stand on the head either. There are basic poses and stretches to follow. There are yoga styles that make you feel good in doing them.
There is a need to concentrate on exhaling and inhaling. It matters focusing on your breath that is a part of the stress management. This helps you release anxiety and external thoughts.
● Mindfulness Technique
There is a need to focus on the body and mind for you to improve in this technique. Think about the physical and emotional aspects of your life. You need to ask yourself if you are distracted about the circumstances in life.
Through asking these questions, you can be reminded not get stressed and frustrated in the middle of office meetings. You can alleviate the feelings of being irritated and saying something wrong.
● Walking Slowly into the Summer Morning
This relaxation technique is more on letting the coolness seep in you. Take the time of pulling the stressors and heat out. You need to feel both your body and mind. This lets you get balance of warmth and coolness. You can certainly balance the internal tension brought by compulsive thoughts, anxieties and worries. Your body can be kept cool internally. Keep on pushing and being determined in cooling off from one time to another.
When summer sun seeps
Lily of the valley sleeps
Rise in the midnight
The summer season brings out the negative feelings to people. In effect, people find it hard in adjusting through normal situations because of the extreme heat of the weather. Due to these reasons, it mattes paying attention to the following relationship advices for summer:
If you are always staying inside your house, it can be extremely difficult for you to act and react smoothly. This may be linked to the summer season.
Thus, you need to be in control of yourself. You need to think that your set of emotions and negative feelings are only brought out by the season. These are only passing feelings that once you have gained a complete control of them; you can feel good.
Take the time to assess your actions and feelings to be in complete control of your feelings. Take the time to be with family on a beach and other places.
Being with friends may cause you being agitated. However, you need to remember that they are not the cause of your problems. The season may already push you to your limits that let you exhibit negative feelings.
Thus, take the time to practice meditation and relaxation techniques that can help you improve your relationship with friends.
Talk to them and be with them on summer related activities that can help pass the time out. You can be focused on being happy, jolly and lively.
The summer heat can cause you to behave in a way that you were not before. You will have negative feelings that all start from the extreme heat. Thus, you need to always stay inside the office for the cool temperature. If possible, take the time to meditate on your Zen mini garden. This can help you to be relaxed, feel whole and feel happy. For sure, this can help you to survive in the summer bliss.
Focus on being relaxed and calm all the time. These can help you to be comfortable and not exhibit negative moods that result to negative actions.
Dripping, blowing, shredding,
Stand alone I must
Facing the looming cold months
Autumn is better called as the fall in the northern part of America. This is the season of harvests and thanksgiving. But despite these festivities, autumn still affects the moods of people by making them feel that they are alone. They get the autumn blues that are normally related to life issues. They find it difficult to get back on their lives and continue the positive and good flow of their lives.
Some people also have the negative feelings of lack of confidence and motivation. They have their negative feelings and low moods that cannot help them in refocusing the positive part of their lives. They do not feel that the autumn is a positive, colorful and beautiful season.
Colors, colors everywhere
Caution, do not get lost
Featuring falling leaves, Autumn Zen mini garden best captures the serenity that is needed by a heart that feels being alone. The negative feeling of being alone is best complemented by falling leaves.
By looking at the falling leaves, there is the feeling of calmness and solitude. This traditional garden is best along a good form of meditation. The autumnal colors bring out positivity and hope that all will go well in life.
As people tend to experience the moods of not being motivated and lack of enthusiasm, the vibrant autumnal colors help them be shifted from their previous moods to positive moods. Their hearts and minds are tuned into positivity that brings out good results for them.
From fiery oranges to maple trees, they can get an insight of being positive, strong and brave. They can be refueled in bringing back positive thoughts that lead them to living a more enjoyable and happier life.
The fiery oranges can take their fierce to a higher level. Autumn season makes them feel alone; but fiery oranges help them to ignite their courage.
The maple trees are also part of the features of Autumn Zen mini garden. They are best reflecting in their tranquil pond. The garden is filled with plant life that resembles huge land masses.
The rocks of the garden are also beautiful that make them inspire with living their lives, despite its ups and downs. At times, statues are among the common sights on this garden. They have their more meaningful meanings that apply to daily lives. The garden features are helpful in soothing the mind, heart and soul.
The Autumn Zen mini garden can be placed at the style room that you have at home. This helps you in clearing up your mind because the moment you have woken up early in the morning, you get to see this garden easily. This can help you to being more relaxed. You can also get to meditate easily from the things that keep on bothering you.
Calm and still outside
No Sound No Movement
Except one lone leaf falling down to its
There are many relaxation and meditation techniques that can be followed to be out of the blues during autumn season. Here are the following:
● Autumnal Affirmations
Autumnal affirmations include of saying things like “I am still and “I am peaceful”, “I am relaxed in the entire day” and “I am restored”
● First Chakra Affirmation
This chakra is all related to the feeling of being grounded. You can certainly resolved the things around throughout the month of October and enjoy the approaching time of autumn season.
● After-Work De-Stress and Deep Relaxation
This is more about the practical de-stressing relaxation techniques. These can be utilized at home for you to feel calmer and less stressed.
There are also NLP techniques that can be used in guiding the mind out the stress cycles. Thus, you can be free from all the stresses and negative feelings.
● Meditation Practice
The practice of meditation is being introduced as a form of relaxation. This can help people who suffer from depression and negative feelings in the autumn season. There will be relaxations and warm ups that add up to the meditation practice.
● Living from the Heart
This blends mindfulness, NLP, yoga, ancient wisdom and meditation. There are fundamental shifts that can be created from practicing this technique. You can be feeling less irritable, stress.
The best thing is that the technique helps you to smile more and be happier. You can better meditate and follow this technique that helps you in changing your life.
● Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and meditation are commonly practiced. There are certain positions that can be followed to best alleviate the negative feelings that are being felt throughout the autumn season.
There are meditation habits that can be followed perfectly.
As I bid you goodbye, autumn
A piece of me is also gone with you
But you left me with hope and memories
Due to the reason that some people find a hard time because of being alone, here are the following relationships advice for autumn:
In order that the relationship for the family is maintained, there is a need to plan for daily activities or weekly activities that can help improve the relationship.
Since autumn is the time that people feel like being alone that let them think negatively, it is best to push one selves into being positive. As mentioned to the three seasons, life is more about choices.
Despite the autumn season and its negative feelings being exhibited by people, you still have a choice to be alive and to feel happy. You can still fight the feelings of being alone and being negative.
Instead of suffering from ruminating thoughts that affect your day-to-day basis, it is best to be associated more with your friends. If the feeling of being alone stops you from continuing your work or your daily activity, then why not call them up and talk to them. Plan for future activities that do not let you feel alone at all.
As relaxation and stress techniques can help, be more engaged in groups that practice it. These can help you to finally combat the negative feelings that put you to a heavy stress. There is always a solution to being alone and that is making an action of being engaged.
The negative feelings you have during the autumn season must not be brought in the work environment. This will only affect you and your colleagues around. If you will feel and act alone, you can also get them wondering about your actions. Thus, it is best to take an action and believe that you can fight these negative feelings.
Better yet, take the time to meditate and concentrate on Autumn Zen mini gardens that can help you out in thinking positively. This way, you can better face life bravely and positively.
The Zen Gardens Stress Cure is effective in providing stress relief among many people. They can get into the habit of living their lives free from negative feelings, problems and issues.
The four seasons are introduced such as winter, autumn, spring and summer along these things:
● How the seasons affect the mood
Seasons voluntarily or involuntarily affect the moods of people. They exhibit feelings that they are not used to. These may be normal but these may not be helpful in getting along with friends, colleagues and families.
● Zen Gardens Cure
The different features of Zen Gardens for autumn, spring, winter and summer have their benefits to offer. They help in combating the negative feelings of sadness, anxiety, irritability, being alone and the like. The proper set up of the Zen gardens can best eliminate negativity.
● Relaxation and Meditation Techniques
The set of techniques for relaxation and meditation are helpful in preventing the onset of negative feelings. These can help people in living their ordinary lives during the summer, winter, spring and autumn seasons.
● Relationships Advice for Different Seasons
The set of advice was mentioned above that help people in maintaining relationships between family members, work colleagues and friends. It is expected that despite the changes in seasons, they can still be comfortable and at ease in getting along with others.
Preview of “Real Meditation”
Many people form a quick opinion about meditation. They immediately conjure up an image of a person swathed in robes, sitting in the middle of a sunny picture-perfect garden with their legs crossed and saying “mmmm” for hours on end. Whilst it is true that some people do meditate in that way, the majority of people actually just find somewhere comfortable in their own home.
This e-book is going to provide you with enough information and instructions so that you are able to deeply relax and find peace wherever you choose to be. You don’t need any special talents or expensive equipment. All you need is the willingness to spend a few moments out of your day or week to switch off the outside world and tune in to your mind.
Once you have got the hang of, which shouldn’t take you long at all, the benefits are almost endless. To name just a few, with regular meditation, you can expect to reduce symptoms of pain, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more.
On this book you will learn the following:
● Why meditating is seen as a difficult process when it is actually very simple
● What positive effects will meditation bring you?
● Meditation methods that suit your lifestyle and personality
● Meditation techniques focused to beginners
● Meditation for children
● How to approach meditation
So, turn the page and begin the path of a peaceful journey.
We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that mediation is just closing your eyes and concentrating very hard on absolutely nothing. As easy as that sounds, it can prove to be very tough. If I told you now: “Whatever you do, do NOT think about a rainbow colored elephant!” What are you going to think about? You’re thinking about it now aren’t you? You’re thinking about a rainbow colored elephant. Of course you are! You are thinking about it because I planted the seed in your mind and now you can’t think of anything else.
The same thing happens when you close your eyes and tell yourself to not think about anything. Of course, what happens then is you think about everything or you keep chanting in your mind “think about nothing, think about nothing, think about nothing” even that means you are thinking about something!
Others believe that meditation is simply finding some peace and quiet for ten minutes and imagining you’re sitting in a palm tree paradise somewhere by yourself, listening to the waves lapping at the beach. Whilst this does help you to relax, it isn’t actually meditating.
Meditation is actually a state of thoughtless awareness. This can be achieved whether you are peacefully flat out on a comfortable mattress of memory foam or you’re walking down a busy high street.
The idea is not that you are in absolute silence and almost falling asleep but that your mind is completely alert while you reach an ultimate deep peace within yourself. It is also a myth that meditation should last a long time. There’s no reason at all to try and find a spare hour or more in the day, unless you are an expert in this field. For beginners choose to start with five or ten minutes. You can even do it whilst carrying out household chores. Meditation should be whenever you want to connect with yourself. If you find your only time alone is sat on the loo – fine do it there! The best rule is that there aren’t really any rules. You are the master of yourself. You get choose how long you meditate for, where you do it and what type of method you choose.
So before you write yourself off as not being able to meditate, think again. You can do it. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why people feel they struggle with finding their inner peace.
You choose somewhere to sit and you try to clear your mind but you start analyzing your body. “Is my back aching?”, “Would I be more comfortable on a cushion?”, “Am I too tense?” – These are just some of the thoughts that sweep through your mind, interrupting your efforts to meditate. You become restless and you give up.
The best way to combat restlessness is to accept the fact that your body has been on the move all day and cannot simply switch off. Once you accept that your body is still winding down, you can acknowledge the thoughts that enter your mind and then let them float out of your mind again, like a cloud slowly moving across the sky. You will discover that you can turn your body analysis into a meditation exercise. Purposefully notice all the different parts of your body, how they feel, what sensations you are feeling and how the cushion, bed, floor or whatever feels against you. You will find that the disruptive thoughts that used to make you want to get up and give up will settle down.
You find that each time to you try to meditate, you get too relaxed, if there is such a thing, and you end up falling asleep. The body is very good at taking advantage of relaxed moments and if you are also lying down, it is most likely that your eyelids will become heavy and you will drift off.
It is quite possible that the main reason this is happening is because your body is actually in need of more rest. If you have been used to broken sleep each night or you are simply not getting enough sleep, it is only natural that your body will grab any opportunity to sleep that it can.
The solution to stay awake long enough to meditate is to change the time of day that you usually use for meditation, perhaps the morning or some time before lunch to stop yourself from becoming overtired. Alternatively, you could try to go to bed earlier so that you can get some more sleep during the night. Try not to use your bedroom for anything other than sleep. This includes no reading or watching television as activities such as this will keep your mind alert and it will associate the bedroom as a place for activity rather than sleep.
You’re listening to meditation instructions and it asks you to create a picture, using your mind’s eye, of a meadow. You spend some time thinking about what this meadow should look like. Is the grass long or short? Are there flowers or just a mass of green grass? Is there a fence? Are there any trees? Before you know it, you’ve got bogged down with creating the image that you’ve missed the next instruction and you’re struggling to keep the picture in your head.
There are a number of meditation methods so if you’re struggling with one that uses visualization, it may be best that you switch to a different method that doesn’t require any visualized images at all.
Whatever reason you believe is preventing you from meditating successfully, let go of that thought and continue to let your thoughts wash over you. Accept they are there but don’t pay any particular attention to them and eventually you will see that they disappear entirely.
There are several methods of meditation, and along with those methods, there are several theories about how they actually work, however all of them amount to the same thing.
Our nervous systems have a sympathetic component which is responsible for the fight or flight response as well as relaxation or rest. This response is useful when we are in danger, such as if we are being chased by a ferocious dog or there is a bus heading towards us, however it is not so useful when we are faced with the same response for no reason. These instances are better known as panic attacks.
Sufferers of anxiety, depression and stress will find meditation particularly useful for their conditions. Even just two sessions a day of 15 minutes each has shown beneficial results.
Several methods of meditation which uses thoughtless awareness each day has shown an increase in the parasympathetic nervous system. Simultaneously, it also showed a reduction in pulse rate and blood pressure and interestingly, skin resistance too. If each of these things are reduced on a daily basis, the long term benefits play a role in stress relief, stress related illnesses and even cardiovascular disease. There have even been studies to show improvements in patients with epilepsy and asthma…
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Hi! I’m Carl Preston, entrepreneur eBook writer and founder of “Why Don´t You Change?” the ultimate self-development site.
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An Alternative Approach to Meditation Techniques to Achieve Inner Peace
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