How to Stay Receptive and in the Present Moment
In today's world, it can be difficult to focus on the present moment. With so many things going on at once, it can be easy to get caught up in our thoughts and worry about the future or dwell on the past.
However, research has shown that by meditating regularly, we are able to become more receptive to bodily sensations and less influenced by our surroundings. This allows us to create a more harmonious relationship with our bodies, which can lead to improved physical and mental health.
There are many different ways to meditate, but one of the most popular and well-researched methods is mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting all thoughts and sensations without judgment. This can be done by focusing on your breath or a mantra, or by paying attention to all of the senses.
When meditating, it is important to remain as comfortable as possible. Sit with your spine straight and your eyes closed. You may also want to focus on your breath and count each inhale and exhale. If your mind begins to wander, simply notice the thought and then return your focus back to your breath.
It is also important to be accepting of all thoughts and sensations that occur during meditation without judgment. This includes both positive and negative thoughts and emotions. Simply observe them as they occur without attaching any meaning to them. For example, if you start feeling angry during meditation, simply observe the sensation of anger without trying to push it away or fix it in any way.
By staying receptive and in the present moment, we are able to create a more harmonious relationship with our bodies. This can lead to improved physical and mental health overall.
If you're interested in trying mindfulness meditation, there are many resources available online or through apps such as Headspace. I personally recommend meditations from Dr. Joe Dispenza! Give it a try today!