Tips on How to Meditate:
4x Symbolic visualisations based on the elements to help you stay focused on your breath!
During your meditations, when you breathe in and out you can use the following visualisation to keep you focused on your breath and limit mental distractions. For instance, the Fire symbolism represents the sun and clouds. As you breath in the sun becomes blocked, as you breath out the clouds part. The Air symbolism is that of a swinging door or window. Visualise the doors swings on their hinges open-and-closed or back-and-forth as you meditate. For Earth we focus on the mountains, here your sweep up the slope as you breathe in, reaching over the peak and rushing out with the breath as we sweep downwards. The Water symbolism is my personal favourite, here you breathe in and the tide pulls back, then breath out as the tide rushes towards you.
Tip: Remember that doing a longer exhale is completely natural to the flow of breath!
Public Domain photo credits (top left – bottom right): David Wagner, Susan Dennis, Petr Kratochvil & tpsdave.
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