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Grounding Meditation

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Grounding is your actual connection between your electrical frequencies of your body with planet Earth. This is a great addition to any meditative practice. Within the discipline of mindfulness, grounding refers to the ability to come back to the present moment with sustained attention. For example, through practicing a grounding meditation, you concentrate only on your breathing whilst seated for approximately 10 to 30 minutes.

 

Grounding Meditation can bring you into contact with the current here and now. Grounding meditation is a form of meditation where the individual grounds him/herself in that exact moment. The individual will clear the mind of thoughts and distractions to focus solely on what is directly detectable, i.e. breathing, sounds, feelings, etc.

 

The most standard goal of grounding meditation is to help you face conflicts or situations clearly throughout the day. Grounding meditations are meant to bring us from an apprehensive struggle or flight mindset to peaceful centeredness. When your mind is unfocused, you can feel uncomfortable, restless or overly uncomfortable. Often just from your everyday stresses of life we can feel scattered, overwhelmed, disconnected and spacey. However, grounding yourself can help you feel serene, calm and centered. 

 

Grounding meditation provides the opportunity for you to connect with the earth and experience a surge of energy. By plugging into the Earth's energy frequency; this brings you to a natural electrical state that is of the utmost importance to our health as we are all electrical beings.

 

Before you start your guided grounding meditation session at Breathing Back To You; find some space to connect with your physical environment and also the spiritual energy of your existing surroundings. By grounding yourself and connecting with Earth's energy, you will become far more conscious of the rhythms of your body and reconnect to your natural electrical state.

 

Grounding is a spiritual term, referring to centering your soul in your body, also in turn, connecting it with Mother Earth. When these connections are strong, it can help you feel more healthy and much more in touch with the ground and Mother Nature. In the event you experience a great deal of fear and anxiety in your day-to-day, it is possible that you have become ungrounded. Give Alexa Shackelford a call to help with your grounding meditation needs today!

 

If relaxation is not the end goal of grounding meditation; it is always the byproduct at a bare minimum. In the 1970’s, Herbert Benson, MD, a researcher at Harvard University Medical School, coined the term "relaxation response" immediately after conducting research on those that practiced transcendental meditation. The relaxation response, is an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction of pressure/stress within their sympathetic nervous system.

 

Since that time, reports on the relaxation response have documented the following short-term advantages to the nervous system:

 

Reduced Blood-pressure

Increased Blood Circulation

Lower Coronary Heart Rate

Less Perspiration

Slower Respiratory Rate

Less Overall Stress

Reduced Blood Cortisol Levels

Feelings Of Well-being

 

In Buddhist philosophy, the ultimate benefit of grounding meditation is liberation of their mind from attachment to things it cannot control. The liberated or enlightened no longer wants or clings to experiences; but instead maintains a calm mind and sense of inner harmony.

 

Below is a quick method explaining how to do grounding meditation:

 

Sit or lie comfortably. 

You may even desire to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.

Close your eyes. 

Make no effort to control the breath…simply breathe naturally.

Concentrate on your breath and on your body with every inhalation and exhalation. 

Notice the movement of your body while you breathe. 

Relax your chest, shoulders, rib cage, along with your stomach. 

Focus on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. 

If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Do this meditation for 2 to 3 minutes to start; and then try it for longer periods.

 

There are various other grounding meditation tactics. For example, an everyday grounding meditation practice among Buddhist monks focuses directly on the cultivation of compassion. This involves envisioning negative events and recasting them in a certain light by transforming them through compassion.

 

You will find many common types of meditation practices at Breathing Back To you:

 

Healing Meditation

Breathing Meditation

Grounding Meditation

Spiritual Meditation

Full Moon Meditation

Root Chakra Meditation

Spirit Guide Meditation

Crystal Meditation

Meditation Retreats

Meditation Retreats Near Me

Spiritual Retreats Near Me

 

Grounding meditation is a way to train the human mind in the same way that fitness is an approach to training the body. Grounding meditation encourages you to observe wandering thoughts as they drift past your mind. The intention is to not get involved with all the thoughts or even to evaluate them; but rather to make note of each thought as it arises.

 

When you meditate, you can see how your thoughts and feelings go in particular patterns. Grounding meditation can wipe away depression, bringing with it inner peace. Grounding meditation does not involve pushing away negative thoughts or pretending you never have them. Instead, you notice and accept them and then peacefully let them go.

 

Stress is a main trigger for depression and grounding meditation can alter your reaction to all of those feelings. Grounding meditation trains the brain to hold sustained attention and also to return to that attention when negative thinking, emotions, and bodily sensations intrude. Grounding meditation was found to change certain brain regions that are specifically linked with depression.

 

Grounding meditation can also help prepare the brain for stressful situations. For example, meditating for a few moments before a doctor's appointment or social situation can help alter the brain and body out of this stress response and into a state of relative calm.

 

Men and women who meditate often report improvements physically, mentally and spiritually. To begin a grounding meditation practice, you need to find a peaceful location, far from the phone, television, friends, family members as well as any other distractions. You'll find there are a number of different techniques to meditate. Give Breathing Back To You a call and start your Grounding Meditation journey today!