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For calming and relaxing,
wind down with the lavender-scented dough, known for its soothing effects on the body and balancing effects on the mind. Or
get clear and energized with the rosemary-scented dough, known for revitalization. Each dough gives peaceful support. The set comes with
two small tins to keep each separate, making it easy to store and perfect for toting.
The 48-page guide offers an
introduction to essential stress reduction techniques, including
breathing techniques, and
meditation practice. Work these methods into your daily routine to
center your thoughts and create space for positive habits. Whether calming or clearing, you’ll be gently guided to a
state of zen.
From the Publisher
As our lives become busier and more stressful, the need for easy, accessible self-care tools begins to skyrocket. Meditation is a tried-and-true ancient method that brings balance to both the mind and body— a simple practice that’s perfectly suited for the modern world. An effective meditation practice can require as little as a quiet spot and the willingness of the practitioner to be alone with their thoughts. A set of two Calm and Clear scented doughs came with this book. You’ll use them in combination with hand mudras—symbolic hand gestures—to enhance the physical part of your practice and to incorporate the power of aromatherapy into your time. A guide for creating positive affirmations, instructions for sitting positions, and a tutorial for beneficial breathing methods are also offered in easy to-follow steps. Pay close attention to what’s laid out for you in the lessons in this book, and practice what you learn. All the good feelings you’ve wished for are within reach.
Chapter One: Using Mantra & Movement
A common concern for meditation is that a successful practice requires clearing the mind of all thoughts. Making this the goal will likely lead to frustration and, eventually, to giving up altogether. It might take years or a lifetime of practice to think about nothing. For now, it would be more helpful for you to approach meditation as a practice in focus rather than a time to zone out into oblivion. Still, focus may be difficult. We’re all so busy nowadays, and the chaos of life has tens of thousands of thoughts running through our heads on a daily basis. Depending on the study, it’s estimated that the human brain processes between 12,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day. Picture them as a train, traveling on a track in circles in and out of your conscious and subconscious minds, never stopping or changing course.
Chapter Two: Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)
The most important part of your meditation practice is something that you do every minute of the day. This chapter will teach you how to use your breath and provide you with advanced breathing techniques to deepen your practice. Learning to focus on and control your breath is a key element of meditation. When done effectively, pranayama breathing will help amplify feelings of peace and calm, move you into a deeper meditative state, and strengthen your connection to your inner self. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to extension of life force. The word prana means life force or breath, while ayama means to extend or draw out. In the yoga tradition, breath is believed to carry our life force—our “vital air”—throughout all the parts of our bodies, affecting change in both our physical bodies and energy levels. Maintaining a regular practice of controlling the breath is essential for recharging the body and mind.
Chapter Three: Your Meditation Technique
While meditation can undoubtedly take you to the farthest reaches of your psyche and facilitate deep and lasting energetic healing, it’s also a straightforward method for connection and relaxation. Meditation allows you to create a pause, to step away from the busyness of your daily schedule and the non-stop activity in your head. It’s a way to say to yourself, “I see you, I hear you, and you’re worth my time and attention.” Meditation allows you to observe the inner workings of your mind while also allowing yourself time to rest and recharge. Televisions must be plugged in to operate. We prioritize recharging our phones. If we don’t take the time to plug in and recharge ourselves, we don’t work either. Without proper breaks, our brains—and even our spirits—grow tired and lifeless.
About The Author
Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BexLife and the Blissed In wellness movement, is a mother of five, TV host, meditation guide, best-selling author, birth doula, and life transformation and resilience coach. Visit BexLife.com to connect with Rebekah and her online community.