The role of women in society has changed a lot over the last hundred years, with more responsibility and emphasis placed on how to raise healthy children, building a successful career, keeping a well-functioning household and looking great. Today there is an expectation that women will be able to do all of these things, to super hero standards, while still maintaining her sense of self, and doing it all with a smile on her face.
As many women are experiencing, the key to finding balance and serenity amidst all this, is through implementing some mindfulness and meditation techniques into their lives and creating a Mindspace for ‘me’ time. For some of us, the idea of adding meditation to our ‘to do’ list can seem like the last thing we are able to do. But by adding even twenty minutes a day, of mindfulness practice, we can tackle the rest of life with clarity and focus.
Meditation for Women Who Do Too Much
You’ve probably heard it said that if you are too busy to meditate for twenty minutes then you should sit for an hour, or similar versions of this. The idea behind this statement is that generally, people who ‘do too much’ usually have the busiest minds, and require a little more help to slow down.
Through slowing down, our mind is able to come out of ‘doing’ and back into the present moment, which as Louise Hay tells us, is where the point of power is. It is also the point where we are able to recharge our batteries, ready for another day.
One common meditation technique for slowing the mind can be done while sitting (or laying) and focusing on the inhalation and exhalation of breath. We become completely aware of our body in that moment and can focus our attention on any part of it.
Setting aside twenty minutes in each day, to include a regular meditation practice of some sort, is the key for busy people to thrive amidst the pressures of their responsibilities.
Benefits of Pelvic Meditation
One focus for your meditation could be pelvic meditation, which is an excellent one for women, as this is an area in our bodies that often needs our attention.
When we think in terms of energy we all recognise that everything in the universe holds an energetic charge, including our bodies. For women the reproductive and pelvic area is an important part of our physiological design – it’s what sets us apart from the other gender in our species – men. Unknowingly, a lot of women hold stress in this area, which can show up as a range of different issues including reproductive imbalances, pelvic pain and incontinence, so pelvic meditation can be very beneficial.