Meditation, Music, DIY Home Spas, Rest and Relaxation

3 Easy Guided Meditations For Relaxation
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One of the greatest things about meditation is that it truly can be enjoyed by all. There’s something for everyone, whether you prefer guidance or just to sit in stillness. It’s important to find the form that works best for you. Relax and let go with the three guided meditations below.

“Today I Am Calm”
Saying or hearing an affirmation can be a great way to keep your mind clear. The following minute-long meditation will give you a quick timeout to remind you that you are and can stay calm. Follow along, and repeat the mantras whenever you need.

Let Go
This video can visually transport you to a calm field where the only thing you need to focus on is finding peace and quiet in the open sky.

Try A Body Scan
For those looking for more direct guidance, try a body scan to let go of thoughts and enjoy your state of peace.

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40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When we’re feeling frazzled, a weekend at a beach resort might be just the thing to calm our nerves. But there isn’t always time for tanning, let alone sleeping, eating, or going to the bathroom. Luckily we’ve rounded up 40 ways to relieve stress in just five minutes or less. From sipping tea to trying some pranayama breathing, all these tactics can create calm during tough times.

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29. Write It Down
“Dear Diary: Today I feel STRESSED.” Just putting our emotions on paper can make them seem less intimidating. Try journaling before a big exam and it just might improve your score .

30. Listen to Your Favorite Song
Beyonce, Blondie, or the Biebster, sometimes belting out the lyrics to a favorite tune makes everything seem all right. If you’re in a public place (that isn’t the opera), just listening to music can be a quick fix for a bad mood . Classical music can be especially relaxing right before bedtime.

31. Dance
To the music! Research suggests people feel less anxious after a few months of modern dance, but if that’s not your style, five minutes of the funky chicken probably works, too . (At the very least, dancing’s a great form of cardio!)

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Do you dream of having a day that’s all about YOU – one where you spoil yourself silly without breaking the bank?  Are you ready to make that fantasy a reality?  Well, all it takes is some planning, and a little bit of inspiration from ToiletTree Products, to make your perfect home spa day happen.

Think about what you want to get out of the experience.  Do you want to rest and relax, or would you rather feel invigorated & reenergized?  This kind of reflection will help you set the theme and pick out the right types of experiences to suit your mood.

If you are planning a spa day, prepare by having candles, a spa robe and slippers, plenty of water, some healthy snacks and soothing music on your STORMp3.  Add anything else that will help you find that peace of mind you’re looking for.  And make sure to share your plans with your family or roommate so they won’t interrupt your day.

A great spa experience starts with a thorough skin cleansing. Our Professional Face and Body Brush System can help you cleanse and exfoliate.  For an extra special spa treatment, use one of these body scrubs, from Whole Living, along with the body brush. After rinsing the scrub from your skin, pat yourself dry and lather on a rich moisturizer.  Next, apply a mask, put your feet up and sip on water, engergizing tea or a virgin Strawberry Daiquiri.

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How to Give Yourself an Amazing Spa Day

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Want a relaxing day of pampering, but don’t want to spend a fortune on spa treatments? You can give yourself a great treatment at home by washing your face, deep conditioning your hair, taking a relaxing bath, and doing your nails.

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Relaxing Spa Music Long Time Instrumental Music for Deep Relaxation

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One of my favorite at home spa tricks is to microwave your body lotion after you get out of the shower! This tip helps keep your skin nice and moisturized ..

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  1. hirundine608 says:

    Some people are never ready to search deeper. If you are content? Why dig deeper? I would agree that there is good meditation and bad. That is for the individual to discern.

    I would also say, we are given life. To find and praise the supreme being. I am not a Christian. Not am I any other follower of a sect. I was raised as an Anglican but gave up on that over fifty years ago. Yet I believe in God.

    My bible is rusty and I think it’s to be found in Matthew? Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened? Something like that? Do I believe in the notion of Messiah or SatGuru? One human that acts as the fulcrum between our Creator and the world? Maybe? I’m not sure? I believe it is within us all. Yet we do need a signpost or two.

    I can almost guarantee that anyone who today would say. “Love they neighbour as thyself and do unto others as you would have done unto you”. Would be shunned as a nutbar. Especially if it was followed up with, “that the Lord my God has commanded me to tell you, as being the only commandments”.

    That is the person two thousand years later; is being exhorted as being the son of God? Few, of us, even today would actually put it into operation. Always finding rationale for other ways.

    I find it to be a unique piece of philosophy. But it also shows up in Sumerian writing. Later Egyptian and is also part of the Zoroastrian religion. One that Christianity borrows heavily from.

    I am becoming diverted.

    Honestly? If you are happy with your answers? That’s all good. Peace is what we all search for. It is the most important.

    Of all the writings by Christians I have found most appropriate are those by John Bunyan and Pilgrim’s Progress. That pilgrim follows all paths searching for his peace. All diversions and obstacles before finding his heart’s desire. Find it he did. The narrative is dated but the overall destination seems clear. Bearing in mind, when it was written.

    Peace and boundless love, is all that we will find from the Creator. The rest is mind’s creation, set for our pleasure and little else. Mind wants control.

    Strangely this came to my inbox today and it may have some bearing on this conversation?
    https://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/awakening-is-a-destructive-process-by-greg-calise/

    Like Neo in the matrix movie. Maybe you’re safer with the blue pill? For once you start on the red one. There’s no going back. Cheers Jamie.

    1. I quickly read it and will answer ASAP.
      It might be awhile.
      I have just figured out I have missed a whole bunch of comments. So that means I have been missing a bunch all along.
      Trying to at least catch up on the one written in the last few weeks. That has already taken almost 2 hours.
      Until then Jamie.

  2. hirundine608 says:

    I know it looks very pretty but all those things around the act of meditation are duality. When meditation is the act of focusing on the one. Inside everyone is the word of God. It is a vibration. That is what is focussed on.

    Many people mistake the Word of God. For the words. Like a bible or q’ran, gita or testament. Those are the words of men and women. The Word may be spoken even if the person is deaf, dumb, or mentally challenged. The Word must be a one that all can meditate on. Or it is not universal.

    Watch an animal in repose. They are content. Yogis frequently meditate in harsh places. To demonstrate how they are able of focus on the Word, without distractions of comfort. For when immersed in that pool of love. Little else really matters. The mind makes a good servant but a poor master. Cheers Jamie.

    1. Jamie, Thank you for your comment and taking the time to write it.
      I am not sure how to respond to it. .
      I know I am enjoying learning about different ways to relax as much as I am enjoying learning about different cultures and how we learn to relax.
      I use to be able to relax walking or driving around the 20 thousand acres of the park and state property here.
      And In many ways I still can.
      I watch animals all day long from my windows here. They relax me or energize me depending on what they are doing.
      Most of all, I use to be able to read a book and totally relax. Now I have trouble sitting still.
      My mind won’t slow down.
      I am just searching right now.
      My Faith is strong and can handle whatever I read about.
      I am not questioning my faith.
      I am not questioning my God.
      It may look like it but I would never take any of this extremes.
      Why it all fascinates me like it does: I am not sure? I am fascinated and want to learn.
      It’s a good thing for me.
      Just like anything else. There is good meditation and not so good.
      I hope I made sense. I have trouble sometimes explaining what I mean.
      Have a wonderful week.
      Hugs

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