Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meditation Techniques For Everyday Life

 Stop Thinking

Quiet Your Busy Mind & stop Thinking In Just 5 minutes by using this  Great Technique.
Did you know that on average you think about 100,000 thoughts every day and most of them are negative, stressful self-limiting and self destructive?Learn how to watch your thoughts and replace the negative ones with uplifting positive thoughts. This way you can stop your thinking.

The key to making good decisions and creating a happier life is in your hands.
You will discover that happiness is a choice.

If at first this exercise doesn't quiet your busy mind and stop thinking, don't give up.Like mastering a new skill, it takes practice - the more you use it the more skilled you become.Keep at it! Your mind storm will calm down and your body will melt into a peaceful relaxation.

Watch your thoughts

Take a few deep easy breaths, allow your awareness to come into the present moment and feel your entire body relax, then gently close your eyes.
For about 1 minute, stay alert while you easily watch thoughts flowing through your mind. Just watch them and let them go.
Don't strain, don't try, just let go and relax.
Now gently open your eyes.

  •     Did you notice thoughts moving through your mind?
  •     What else did you notice? Did the busy mind chatter slow down?
  •     Were there lots of thoughts or a few thoughts?
Please continue.

Count your thoughts  

Now you will count your thoughts for a couple of minutes. For example, if you notice the sound of a bird singing outside, count that as thought 

#1.If you notice a sensation in your body, count that as thought

8 Tricks To Become A Better Player

TRICK 1: Align The Clubface

One of the most common mistakes amateurs make is improper alignment. Some think they should align their feet at the target, others try to get their shoulders parallel to it. Hey, some golfers try to align everything at the target! They’re all wrong.

The correct way to align your shots is to always begin by first assessing your target from behind the ball. This will give you a perspective of the entire hole and help you aim right where you want the ball to go. Secondly, before you make your actual stance, set the clubface behind the golf ball and align it directly at the target. Do this before, not after, you get into your stance. PGA Tour players have a knack for aligning the clubhead in this fashion. Pay attention to how they do it the next time you tune in.

After you have the right clubface alignment, then comes time to situate the rest of your body. Most players benefit from aligning their lower body left of the target line and their upper body parallel to the target line. There’s actually no right answer as to what works best for you, but one thing is for sure. Aligning your body directly at the target rarely works. It usually leads to crossovers and over-the-top swings. Keep your body aiming left of the target line, and experiment with what works best for you. But be sure to align that clubface first!

TRICK 2: Choose The Right Club

The Ten Best Swing Tips

By now, you've probably heard every tip in the book, right? I know I have, and I'm even guilty of repeating myself a few times! Fact is, some tips deserve to be repeated because they work, they're easy to understand and they, hopefully, lend lasting improvements. In this article, I've taken 10 of my favorite tips through the years and assembled what I think are a handful of tips that most likely, you've never tried. Some old, some new, all good for your game!


If you're struggling with coming in too steep to the ball when swinging a driver (which usually causes sky balls and scuffs on the top edge of the club), try this simple drill. Granted, it works best in the early morning when the grass is still wet, but that's not essential. The key is to set the club down about two feet or so on your natural arc path. For me, that's slightly to the inside. Once you set the club down, I want you to keep it there and sweep as much dew off the ground as possible, throw that water toward the fairway and finish with the hands high.

This will do two things for you. It'll teach you to extend the arms, and also force you to keep your weight behind the golf ball. Do it five to six times before the next time you tee off. I bet you'll see immediate results!


Relax! 4 Tips for Calming Your Mind

We all want to to be able to relax and find what we imagine to be some zen-like state where we feel calm and peaceful.  Our daily lives keep our mind working on over-time, and it can certainly take its toll on us, both mentally and physically.  I had heard so many people talk about the amazing benefits of mediation, so I decided that it only made sense that I should be meditating, too.  Unfortunately, after several failed attempts at embracing a meditation practice, I had pretty much given up.  It seemed more of a chore to me than a relaxation technique.  I had to find a quiet place, stop what I was doing, filter out distractions.  Was I sitting the right way?  Was I doing it right?  What was supposed to happen?  This all seemed too difficult for me, so I conveniently became forgetful and stopped even trying.

After a while, I had pretty much dismissed the idea of mediation and continued on with my life.  Because I do a lot of writing, I have developed some techniques that help get me in my “writing place” before beginning to write.  Well, as I sat in the stillness and prepared myself to start writing, I realized something.  I was meditating!  How did this happen?  I was just winging it, and it felt so good!  Amazed, I decided to figure out what exactly I was doing, and how I was bringing myself into this peaceful state that I had discovered myself in.  So today, I want to share some of the tips I have discovered that may help you calm your mind.  If you let yourself, you might find yourself meditating by accident, too!

1. Use falling asleep as your springboard.

How to Pretend You Are Zen when You Are Really Stressed Out

Whether your kids’ schedules have you frazzled to no end or your boss is hovering over your desk demanding those final reports now, appearing calm while under pressure is a talent not easily cultivated but definitely worth the effort. During a stressful situation, the body’s natural tendency is to go into hyper-sensitive mode and flee––which may cause you to exhibit erratic and somewhat insane behavior.

Rather than give in to the stress gods, practice a new approach during a harrowing situation that will allow you to at least appear as if you are zen on the inside rather than the real feelings of being stressed to the max. And as with anything you practice, the more you try this, the more your body will believe it and you actually will end up coping in zen mode when stressful situations happen.

1) Recognize when you're in a stressful position. A stressful situation will often sneak up on its victim, which may put you in an even more harrowing position if you're too busy convincing yourself that you're simply not coping fast enough with the problems being thrown your way. From dealing with the kids going crazy to being stuck in a 10 mile traffic jam, recognize the situation for what it is and know that now is time to put on your game face and take care of yourself.

2) Have a desk or window sill reminder for those stressful moments...

[VIDEO] Perfect Golf Swing plane

Meditation for the very, very busy

If you’re very busy and perhaps rather stressed, then you’d really benefit from working through the in-depth meditation instruction that you’ll find elsewhere on this site, but you may well be in urgent need of some “meditative first aid” to get you through the next few days until you can create the time to come back and thoroughly explore Wildmind. So for now, here are a few relaxation techniques that you can use to quickly relax in order to get through the day as a happier individual. You can do these exercises anywhere, anytime.

1. Centering breathing

Several times a day, stop, sit in a relaxed position, and breathe deeply and slowly into your abdomen for two or three minutes. If your mind wanders, just gently bring it back to your breathing. Slow, deep breathing has been shown to promote relaxation. In addition, focusing on your abdomen has a calming, centering effect. It will help if you really let go on the out-breath. There is a natural phase of relaxation that takes place every time you exhale. By paying attention to this phase of relaxation you encourage your body to relax more deeply, and this in turn has a calming effect on your mind.

2. Mindfulness triggers

Create a mindfulness trigger for yourself. This is something that reminds you to relax. It could be an action, like putting the phone back on the hook, or closing your planner. Every time you do this action, take a deep in-breath and then let it out, noticing how your muscles relax. The tension will probably tend to creep back again somewhat, but by repeating this exercise you’ll get better at letting go of physical tension and find it easier to achieve a relaxed state.

3. Peripheral awareness