21 Jul 5 Meditation Techniques for Busy People

Have you ever paid heed to the fact that why do we need to clean our room and house every day? Why do we sweep the floor, make our bed and dust the dirt off the furniture each day? It is undeniably because a lot of filth and dirt racks up making the environment a rotten and unattractive one to live in. This further disrupts the productiveness. Similarly consider your body as the house. There is a lot of dirt in the form of weak and unfavorable energy or thoughts or experiences that heaps together in your mind, soul and body. To get rid of such negativism, it is indispensable to meditate.

The problem which people often face is lack of time for meditation. The technological advances and the economic development were expected to shrink the work pressure and working hours of the people. However, with the cut throat competition around, it has not been possible. In the hustle bustle of our everyday lives it is very important to remind ourselves that it is absolutely normal to not think of anything at times.

Here is a list of 5 meditation techniques for busy people which can be performed anywhere and these do not consume much time either –

  1. Alternate Nostril Breathing

Place yourself in a serene and meditative posture and close your eyes. Unwind yourself from all the worries and place your right thumb on your right nostril in such a manner that air does pass in or out of our right nostril. Slowly inhale as much oxygen as you can from your left nostril. Cover your left nostril with your middle finger and release the right nostril and exhale out of it. Repeat this process for about 7 times.

Alternated nostril breathing is a good medicine to quick fix mental problems like depression and breathing problems like asthma.

  1. Abdominal Breathing Technique

Lie down on your back and calm your body. Bend your knees slightly. Place one hand on the chest and the other on your belly. Inhale slowly through our nose into your abdomen. Inhale as much as you can to inflate the diaphragm with oxygen. While you exhale, tighten your stomach muscles.

Abdominal Breathing Technique is useful for reducing stress and lowering blood pressure levels.

3.     Skull Shining Breathing Technique

Skull Shining Breathing Technique is also known as ‘Kapalbhati’. Sit down calmly with your legs crossed. Here, the focus has to be on the exhalation rather than the inhalation. Inhale as you normally do. When you exhale out you need to hold your stomach muscles tight. This process needs to be repeated fifteen times at a stretch.

The skull shining breathing technique helps in the overall growth and enhancement of the body. It is extremely useful for losing belly fat that has been accumulated over time. It is also a great solution for improving blood circulation.

4.     Equal Breathing Technique

Equal breathing technique is divided into two parts. The first part includes inhaling to a particular count, say to four and then exhaling to the same count. Learning to inhale and exhale to the same count might take some amount of practice. The second part of equal breathing technique is about getting the former half correct. Repeat this technique about ten to twelve times.

Equal breathing technique is a useful tool for people facing a trouble falling asleep.

5.     Progressive Relaxation Technique

Progressive Relaxation Technique is a two step process. Close your eyes and focus on systematically tensing the muscles groups like the neck and shoulder for about three seconds. The next step involves releasing the tension.

Progressive Relaxation Technique as the name suggests is proven to relax the muscles of the body. It is a mechanism for reducing stress and eradicating the body aches like headaches and stomach aches.

The above mentioned five techniques of meditation for the busy people are a wonderful way to de-stress without having to dig out money or much time.

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