How Even 10 Minutes Of Meditation Can Lift Your Mood TODAY

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“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both saltwater mixed with air.” –Nayyirah Waheed

How do you feel today?

See if you can go just a little deeper than “fine, I’m okay, thanks.”

If you notice that your spark is a little dim, brain fog is getting you down, and you need a crane to lift yourself off the couch, you could be languishing.

And it’s NOT just a literary term…languishing is a condition we can experience after many months of uncertainty, huge community and cultural upheaval, worry, and the sense that our “normal” is never coming back.

It’s not that we’re in a constant crisis at this stage of the uncertain state of our world (at least, I hope you have some stability, access to peaceful moments, and plenty of support.)

It’s that there’s not much we can count on and we’ve all likely lost a lot of our previous “normal” lives (even if you have not been symptomatic or infected.)

We feel that continual loss in many different ways that can sneak up on us unnoticed because we’re “fine,” but not thriving. After waking up and feeling “not yourself” for days and weeks at a time, languishing sets in, and it sucks.

And though mental health treatments abound for languishing, there is a practice you can cultivate this week to lift your mood and connect you more deeply to resilience, confidence, and even JOY.

It’s meditation. (And it’s perhaps not as “woo-woo” as you may have previously believed.)

Meditation has long been proven effective in improving physical and mental health conditions like:

  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

And it can be a crucial, convenient, and economical relief resource–right now.

Start with this series of meditations as an first time experience or a re-entry into a past practice.

Additionally, our Foundations of Meditation and Mindfulness (now being offered for FREE) can help you build a solid meditation base so that you can begin to recover from the symptoms of languishing.

It’s possible to rekindle your spark, find fulfillment, and claim JOY even as the world’s uncertainty wears on. 

When we change the things we CAN (our bodies, our minds, our connection to community), there is much depth, meaning, and RELIEF to discover once again.

Let me invite you to get acquainted with the power of your mind in the quest for peace and confidence. 

Here’s the link to register for our Foundations of Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop. This is happening live on October 21st, from 6:00-8:00 pm EST for FREE and you will have lifetime access to the replay, but you must register in advance.

I’m excited to welcome you warmly into our cozy container of self-care and inner calm when the world won’t stop swirling and let you have a break.  Pull up a cushion and start feeling the RELIEF that mediation can provide, in only 10 minutes a few times per week.

We feel meditation is so extremely valuable in a time that we all could use a little support for mental health, and that’s why we have decided to offer this workshop completely free of charge.  If you feel called to make a donation to our scholarship fund, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sara and Les

The Mindful Movement

PS: Here’s the enrollment link for when you’re ready to join us. In the meanwhile, take good care.

Additional Resources:

Members Oasis for: Unlimited access to all Mindful Movement Meditations and Hypnosis Practices; Exclusive Members Only Content added EVERY month; Practice anytime, anywhere.

Purchase your favorite Meditation and Hypnosis practices from the Mindful Movement. You can download an MP3 file to listen to anytime, anywhere with no internet access necessary.

A personalized hypnotherapy session can support you in making a change you desire.  It would be my honor to help you through the process of change that you are looking for.

Let us know how we can help.  Please feel to leave a comment with any other suggestions, comments, or questions for the community!

About the author, Sara

Sara is the founder of The Mindful Movement and the owner of Coreworks Fitness, a Pilates and Yoga studio in MD. Sara is also a Pilates and CoreAligh Master instructor with Balanced Body.

Sara is passionate about helping others grow and live mindful, fulfilled lives. She helps others move better, feel better, live with a deep awareness, gratitude and their whole heart. She strives to inspire others to live authentically and passionately in love and abundance.

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“The past is gone, the future is not yet here.  If we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Whether this is your first time practicing meditation, or you have joined the journey with me to deepen or reignite your practice, I am grateful you are here now.

Know that this journey inward may not always be easy, but it can offer profound benefits when practiced regularly. And like any other skill, it takes practice and patience to experience progress.

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