Our next week of Mindfulosopy will begin with…
#022 Self portrait
have a mirror , pencil and paper or journal near
Take a moment to think about something that bring you joy or happiness…no close you’re eyes and let the emotion come into you’re body. It feels nice right? Let it come into you’re face with emotion and smiles…Now open you’re eyes and see this smile on your very own face. Now draw it- nothing accurate just a simple sketch or drawing.
#023 Those in our life
Consider all of those you have in you’re life right now. Who needs you’re support today? Is there one thing you can do today to help them?
3 part breath- is often the first breathing technique taught to new yoga practitioners. The “three parts” are the abdomen, diaphragm, and chest. During Three-Part Breath, you first completely fill your lungs with air, as though you are breathing into your belly, ribcage, and upper chest. Then you exhale completely, reversing the flow.
Ineffective breathing is a common problem in today’s modern world, compounded by poor posture and long periods of sitting or driving. When you breathe shallowly (called “chest breathing”), the air only enters your upper chest and very little enters your lower chest. This causes a lack of oxygen to your blood vessels, which can create strain on your heart and lungs.
*As with all breathing exercises, always approach the practice with caution, especially if you have a respiratory condition, such as asthma or emphysema. Never attempt any pranayama for the first time without the guidance of a qualified and knowledgeable teacher. Stop the exercise if you become faint or dizzy. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing yoga.
For many of us, sleep is the sweet balm that soothes and restores us after a long day of work and play. But for those for whom sleep is elusive or otherwise troubled, the issue is far more fraught. Most people, at some point in their lives, experience difficulty falling asleep. If you have thoughts preventing you from a good night’s sleep, try writing them all down first. Think of things in the past that you have dealt with and how you dealt with them better because of a good night’s sleep..
Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting).
When are you creative? Do you make time for it? Whom do you feel the most creative around? What’s getting in you’re way of being creative? Stuck for ideas- watch a TED talk on the topic.. from creative people like Steve Jobs, architect Frank Gehry, designer Philippe Starck, writer Elizabeth Gilbert and more..https://www.ted.com/topics/creativity
#027 Give me 10
Do 10 push=ups, if you can easily do that that do 10-20 more- whatever you’re amount. Then write down how this feels to you emotionally & physically., What did you need to draw upon to keep going?
What’s you’re personal weather emotion right now? Sunny, breezy, blistery etc…Now predict you’re weather forecast for tomorrow…
#029 Global Citizen
What affects you? Consider yourself apart of the bigger community. What issues mean the most to yo? Is it local, national, or global. What is one thing you would love to do about it? Do some research…
#030 Standing tall
Take a deep breath, sit up tall breath in & out deeply. In this posture-Then ask yourself- What do I stand for… write it down.
#031 doodle therapy
It is said that doodling is deep thinking in disguise and that it is a simple, accessible tool for problem-solving in general.Take a moment now to doodle- Set a timer and go…..Let you pen wonder as freely you’re mind!
#032 Sound mediation
Tuning into the moment. Take a few minutes to sit quietly and near an open window or outside if weather permits. Just listen to the sounds of nature…this meditation is wonderful to relax the mind and soul. Continue breathing slow steady and deeply as you take the time to do this.