How to Meditate

How to use visualisation meditations

Research has scientifically proven that meditation is a safe and simple way to balance your physical, emotional, and mental well being and its countless values have been known and practiced for thousands of years.

There are numerous good books and classes, which tell you the benefits of meditation and how to do various forms of meditation. But for Blossom founder, Kerry, visualisation meditations are the easiest to start with.

By doing the visualisation meditations it allows you time to just be and get in tune with yourself and step out from the hectic world around us.

It allows you to listen to the still voice within, which is our true guide in life, like a modern day GPS system.

Some benefits of visualisation meditations can be:

  • It reduces anxiety attacks as it lowers the levels of blood lactate.
  • Help builds self confidence.
  • Increases serotonin which influences moods and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, headaches and insomnia.
  • Helps keep blood pressure normal
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Creates a state of deep relaxation and general feeling of well-being

SIMPLE TIPS FOR HOW TO DO VISUALISATION MEDITATIONS

The best time to do these visualisations is just before you fall asleep, when you have just woken OR when you know you will not be interrupted (a good idea is to take the phone off the hook).

To help you relax you may wish:

  • to play soothing music
  • burn essential oils or a candle ( not recommended at night). Our meditation candle from the Blossom range has been specially formulated to help you relax and reach that meditative state
  • spray the blossom clearing spray

(These are all optional)

The same visualisation can be done more than once and can go for any amount of time.

Try and allow yourself to visualise for as long as you can. 30 minutes is a lovely amount of time to allow yourself time to relax and allow your imagination to freely roam. However research has shown as little as 10 minutes per day helps decrease stress.

Method

Either lay down in a comfortable position

OR

When sitting comfortably with your legs uncrossed ….

Close your eyes.

Breathe deeply in and out into your belly.

Begin to visualise the story on your chosen card or journal activity.

Relax and allow your imagination to roam and take you on a journey.

Notice anything around you?

Notice any colours?

Notice any sensations or smells?

Do you FEEL anything?

What do you see?

What gifts are you given?

Once you have finished your visualisation bring your attention to your body and wiggle your toes and feet on the ground.

You may wish to write down your thoughts and what you experienced in your meditation, in a journal

ENJOY ….