Detoxing the mind is a very important process. It helps to rid the mind, as well as the body of potentially deadly poisons that can bring on bad health and other negative consequences. The awesomeness of meditation is known to quiet down the “monkey mind” and can reduce depression, make mental functioning better, assist stressfulness and anxiety and help your brain to age smartly. This helps to lessen any toxins, which are patterns of random thoughts, or bad emotions that can strongly afflict chemistry. Here are some tips on how to detox your mind.
Getting Comfortable and Breathing
Find a good chair and sit up with your back straight. Make sure that your feet are flat on the floor. They should be up underneath your knees in position. Place the palms of your hands on your thighs and then relax your arms totally. You should then look straight ahead and you don’t have to focus. Take in and notice everything that is in the room where you are. Take one deep breath and permit yourself to feel your feet. Allow yourself to feel everything from the temperature of the room to your feet touching the floor, from the interior of your shoes to beyond. Don’t think about your feet. Just focus on feeling and sensing them only.
Look Over Your Body with Great Attention
Take a few breaths and then move your attention to your calves. Sense their presence with a few breaths. Then move on to other body parts. Some of the other body parts that you should focus on and sense are your thighs, your bottom against the chair, your abdomen and lower back, your chest area and upper back, shoulders, arms and hands, then next on to your face and head. You should let awareness cover your whole body at the very same time. The whole idea is to scan all of your body with all of your attention. You should also stop to do a few breaths with each part of the body that you do focus on specifically. This practice is perfectly ideal to help you strengthen your ability to hold not just your attention, but also, to be able to hold that same attention overall.
Be Thankful To Your Body for Sharing Your Monkey Mind Thoughts
The minute that you decide to sit down and get focused you will find that you may begin to start remembering things and have an urge to act them out. This can threaten to take away attention from your body. If this does start to happen to you, what you can do to combat is easy, and that is to silently tell yourself thanks for wanting to share. Then you should go ahead and divert your attention back to your body. If you somehow get frustrated, your attention gets away from you, and you feel like you want to quit. Just remain sitting still and stay silent. This discomfort you feel isn’t from the exercise – it comes from your baseline state and your underlying illness. This is something you aren’t aware of at first, when you are away from your body, but the reality of it comes back when you start to feel your body again. When you become aware of the underlying state, you are able to fight back and dissolve to get back the energy that you had lost.
Where Do These Thoughts Come From?
If you ever find yourself getting consumed by your monkey mind, the very best thing to do is to separate your attention away from your thoughts. Try to re-focus on the present and ask yourself the following question: Who is the one deciding to think these thoughts? If you had the choice, would you be making these thoughts for yourself? If the answer is no, you should then say thanks for sharing and focus on something in the present. If you decide to focus your attention on your feet, this doesn’t mean to think about your feet. It means to feel them and sense them. Attention should be anchored into your present moment as much as possible.
Use This Technique Anytime and Anywhere, All the Time
This technique is something that can be used right in the middle of any stressful type of situation. This type of stressful situation can be all about a business meeting or a job interview. When we tend to get nervous, the unconscious thoughts are being judgmental, measuring, expecting, and interpreting. This unconscious process completely zaps our energy and builds up anxiety.
Even if you only take five minutes a day to practice meditation, it will significantly benefit both your body and your brain. You are psyching yourself up for good things, and these good things will ultimately improve your health. Having good health is everything. Remember that it is all about coming back to the present moment and being able to experience life to the fullest and happiest that is possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kelly Everson (@kellyeverson12) is an American author and MA in English literature. She is a health article writer who has written numerous articles/online journals on stretch marks, pregnancy, sleep disorders, female health and joint pain problems. She is also passionate about health, beauty and fitness. Examiner from 2013, Epochtimes & Healthline from 2014