Ideas to help you achieve serenity

On the assumption that many of us are not currently demonstrating the balance of said mind, body or soul as the lovely yoga princess in this article's picture (do not try btw); it's clear we have an opportunity to improve balance in our lives in order to gain better perspective and insight.  DMK has some ideas that will help.

Many have found the use of mindfulness through meditation as a way to get relief from many health conditions associated with marriage problems and divorce.  These conditions include depression, anxiety, stress, coronary disease & chronic pain.

Meditation involves the use of a process such as mindfulness to focus your attention on a specific object, thought or activity in order to achieve mental clarity, relaxation and emotional well being.   It has been practiced for centuries and has proven therapeutic effects. 

Mindfulness is a process where you center your attention on the experiences of the moment.  Beyond providing excellent coping strategies during difficult stages of your divorce, mindfulness will be helpful in every facet of your life.  In fact, you have most likely experienced the benefits of mindfulness at one time or another.  

Here is how. Have you ever done something so well you felt superhuman?  Maybe it was a tennis match you played like a pro or a presentation you gave at work that made you sound more like a CEO rather than an account executive? 

Regardless, it was a time you had a significant sense of awareness.  Your attention was 100% and every part of your delivery was an open channel to your brain.  Your voice, your hand-eye coordination, your body, your mental balance, your delivery-  Every part of you was awake and operating.  You weren't thinking of your next move, you didn't have to because you were dedicated to your present action.  That is mindfulness.  When you feel it, you know it.  

How can you get to mindful living?

One of the greatest elements of both meditation and mindfulness is that it's a natural experience that reaches you on a spiritual level and can have positive affects on your physical being.   Yoga is a popular practice that includes meditation and mindfulness along with breathing methods to bind physical, mental and spiritual disciplines.  It's a total mind-body work-out that improves muscle strength, flexibility & circulation.  It's one of six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions and it's popularity is on the rise.

Check out the 2019 DMK article Fitness SOS for more information on Yoga and other workout regimens that can help you maintain good physical and mental health.

Rising in popularity

According to the National Institute for Health survey comparison, 14.3% adults in a survey done in 2017 said they did yoga compared to 9.5% in 2012.  Meditation is also increasing in popularity.  In the same survey 14.2% of adults in 2017 said they practiced meditation compared to 4.1% in 2012. 

Good for kids too

Not only is this an opportunity for you, but it has a similar rising popularity for children.  The survey went on to indicate an increase of yoga in the last 12 months by children ages 4-17.  The comparison percentages were 3.1% in 2012 to 8.4% in 2017.  Girls were more likely to do yoga than boys and teenagers more so than children under the age of 13.  Meditation also increased from .6% in 2012 to 5.4% in 2017.

Benefits of improving your "whole self" is a major attraction for many people who seek a means of improving physically, mentally and spiritually.  Following a divorce when time may be short and you seek an opportunity to improve yourself, it can be a difficult choice to decide what areas of your life to work on.  Meditation and mindfulness through yoga may solve that problem.   They are an excellent way to bring about balance for your whole family and achieve the serenity you have been seeking.            -OurDMK.com



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References:Wikipedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga                                                                                                                                                                        National Institute for Health https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/more-adults-children-are-using-yoga-meditation

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