How to deal with thoughts and emotions
"Going blank" is the first thing people think about meditation. But in reality it is the opposite. Meditation is observing the movements of the mind, the emergence of thoughts and emotions and letting them pass. Like a river flowing.
For Patricia Fitnessgurú, daily meditation is essential in a healthy lifestyle: "Just as you take care of your body with physical training and a good diet, you must take care of your mind with meditation," she says.
One of the best metaphors to understand what meditation is is to imagine that the mind is a river , with water flowing at all times. When it is uneasy, the earth in the background disperses and muddies it: without allowing us to see what is in the background.
When we meditate, we hope that this land settles and the water clarifies, in which we can then identify the thoughts and emotions passing but without judging them. Just letting them flow
How to meditate?
- Sit in a comfortable posture . It can be cross-legged on the floor or sitting in a chair, always trying to have a straight back.
- Rest your hands on your legs and close your eyes .
- Focus your mind on your breathing , seeing how the air moves in and out of your body and how your chest contracts and expands.
- You can count each inhale and exhale , from one to ten, and start over.
- If you think something, watch the thought and do not judge it, let it pass.
- If you feel something, observe the emotion and not the jusguez, let it pass.
- I stayed in the pose for at least five minutes.Day by day you can increase the time to more.
To follow a guided meditation together with Catherine Healing and Patricia Fitnessgurú, watch the following YouTube video:
Article written by Natalia Quiroga Sáez and supervised by Patricia Fitnessgurú.