by Simon Heale at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, Fulham Rd, SW10
I chose this title because I have found being quiet or being still a major challenge to achieve. What I mean by being still is not simply sitting silently every once in a while, although this is a good start, but the gradual releasing of the noise we carry with us , like flies constantly buzzing around on a hot summers day. Worries, concerns, pressures, lists, desires, regrets, fears, going round and round our minds continually.
Being Still allows a TIME-OUT for those flies, creating a sensation of calmness to replace tension, to allow expansion to replace constriction, to allow pressing thoughts to pass uninhibited, to enjoy moments of peace over stress.
When I am on holiday it usually takes me at least 2 days to de-London: to walk slowly again, to not have to have each minute of the day planned, to allow myself to just sit and read, play and take in the sights and sounds of my surroundings.
So how can you enjoy the same calmness and inner quiet that you might glimpse occasionally on holiday, on a more regular basis without daily meditation practice?
Here are a few of my personal recommendations on how you can enjoy daily stillness:
60 seconds of calmness daily is infinitely better than none.
Acknowledge your pressing thoughts, decide what can be done and what cant be done, then either do or not.
Learn to breathe again, slowly and simply.
Give yourself moments each day of NOT ACHIEVING or NOT DOING: 60 seconds of quiet, slow breathing, to allow the daily noise to settle.So why does this matter? If you experience STRESS, TIREDNESS, ANXIETY, EMOTIONAL PEAKS AND TROUGHS, REGULAR PHYSICAL CONCERNS, then you may well be placing your systems under too much strain. The main benefit of regular STILLNESS is giving your Adrenal Glands and the Sympathetic side of our nervous System (fight or flight, stress response) a rest by activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System (recovery and relaxation). The PRESSURE in our lives come from two angles: those in our control and those out of our control. What is IN YOUR CONTROL you can CHOOSE TO DEAL WITH. IF YOU CANT, THEN DEAL WITH HOW YOU RESPOND TO THE PRESSURE AND STRESS.
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As a therapist my aim is to alleviate the stress and pressure felt by each patient, whether it is caused by exercise, work, or personal issues. I employ various modalities to ease stress, to calm the mind, to relax the body:
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