This morning it was really foggy, in fact, all day it has been really foggy. I was planning to go out for a ride but when I saw the weather I knew it was too dangerous to head out with the horses.
So I fed the horses, went for a run and then used the extra time to do a bit more mindfulness and meditation than I usually manage to fit in.
Most mornings I sit for 20 minutes and meditate. 20 minutes is a good session and it does give me that chance to switch off from everyday life. Today though I had a full hour free so I really enjoyed a longer session. It was an opportunity not to be missed!
My legs felt a bit tight after a run on the muddy ground so I knew some stretching would do me good. I have some Tibetan bell music that I sometimes use for meditation. It lasts 40 minutes. I did 20 minutes of yoga first. I really focussed on my breath as I stretched my body out. Then I moved on to 20 minutes sitting cross legged for some pure meditation.
The Tibetan bells are a great way to naturally slow your breathing down whether you are stretching or sitting to meditate. Something about the music draws you in and you enter into the rhythm. By the time I have focussed on my breath for 40 minutes using the beautiful sound of the ringing bells it really feels as though my brain is working on a different frequency. It is truely amazing.
It did me the world of good before I started work. I felt so clear headed. So, although the weather was foggy, I was enjoying really clear vision, and it lasted for the whole of my working day. Perfect.
My body felt comfortable and my head felt more spacious. Sound too good to be true? Come on a Revitalise Day and see how you could start your days in a better way.
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