Let your pet lead the way to meditation bliss
Does the word Meditation make your eyes roll? I know so many people that place it in the ‘too busy’ or in the ‘hard basket’.
In fact, I used to be one of them.
These days however, I’m a HUGE advocate of meditation – but not in the ‘normal’ way. For me, meditating is simply about slowing down and connecting to your body. It doesn’t matter if you do this for 5min or 1hr, what’s important is that you do this regularly. And you can do this in so many different ways.
- Sitting still
- Guided visualisations
Finding the right technique can be tricky but it can also be lots of fun and something you can do with your friend. Once you’ve found a few styles that you enjoy, you can share the entertainment with your little companion.
Animals are able to get into that meditative state of their own accord and they have the ability to naturally calm you down. A cat’s purring is relaxing, patting your dog is calming and I can’t tell you how many people will tell me that watching their fish swim totally changes their state.
So what do I mean when I say ‘meditate with your pets’ ?
Meditation allows you to create space physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Once you are in this space, you can choose to connect and communicate with your pets OR you can take it to the next level.
By sitting in each other’s space and sharing an exchange of energy such as love, healing or calmness between you both. It’s such a ‘now’ or ‘in the moment’ state that experiencing it completely calms your nervous system down and so much more.
Let your pet guide you into a meditative state through their energy.
It’s easier than you think to do this on a regular basis..
Here are 6 simple steps to follow
- Find a nice comfortable space for you sit down and get comfortable.
- Have your pet in the same room and let them choose their spot. Perhaps sit across from them (you don’t have to be close).
- With your palms facing upwards placed on your knees or thighs start following their breathing.
- Match it with your own and simply focus on this.
- By matching your breath with theirs, you create a space and a connection.
- Just sit in this space with eyes closed or opened, breathing.
- You may start to feel a tingle or slight vibration, as the connection gets stronger.
- If your mind starts wandering or is distracted, ask your mind to observe what’s happening around you and your pet.
a. You’ll be surprised by what you can observe!
And voila, it’s as simple as that!