Do you want to learn ways how to properly do intentional resting? One of the ways that you can support your body is with intentional rest. It is a type of meditation that helps you become aware of your body.

You can use it to bring attention and intention to different areas of your body that might need additional support. To truly make the most of this type of meditation, you need to enter an intentional mindset. Continue reading below this post prepared by a naturopathic doctor near Bendigo and Castlemaine.

You are doing this to move into focused self-care. It is a time for self-nourishment so that you can work on preserving your most important resource – yourself.

Reducing Stress

Remember that stress and stressors have a negative impact on your health. Prolonged stress has a negative impact on your mental health, immune function, hormones, and gut health – just to name a few.

Life can make it hard to feel like you can afford to take the time to truly relax – especially juggling family time and work. Make a conscious effort to take some time to rest and rejuvenate. Rest is essential for your wellbeing and helps to promote healing.

Intentional Rest As Meditation

Take the time to set up a quiet place to make this meditation truly special. You’ll want to sit in a comfortable position, or maybe even lie down. Once you are settled, focus on the part of your body that is painful or uncomfortable. When you bring your attention to this part, you might notice your body tensing automatically.

That is how your body usually deals with pain.

Take a moment to acknowledge it. Then breathe deeply, pulling the air deep down into your belly. Focus on that breath. Imagine you are relaxing that part of your body. Relaxing the area that is in pain while you continue to breathe deeply.

It’s not a matter of focusing to fix, but of allowing intentional rest.
This can help you truly rest and bring positive energy back into the area.

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