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I am in the beginning of my journey as a caregiver.  I know I have a long way ahead but thanks to the meditation I learned many years ago with the Buddist Lhamas in India I know I will be safe.

 

Light a candle and sit or kneel in front of it, concentrate on the flame and breath slowly, until you feel all of your body relaxed and free.  It might take you five minutes or more, but it is worth for all day.

 

Be careful where you place the candle: it should be on a flat platform, preferable of metal.

 

Good luck!

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I try to make it to the YMCA. They have the most amazing silver sneakers chair yoga class and meditation that works well for me.

Also I live very near the University of Pennsylvania college and take every chance to grab in mindfulness experience or activity.

I am always looking for like-minded people to join me

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I try to make it to the YMCA. They have the most amazing silver sneakers chair yoga class and meditation that works well for me.

Also I live very near the University of Pennsylvania college and take every chance to grab in mindfulness experience or activity.

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Great tip! I teach classes and never thought of this!!

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Diaphragmatic breathing ("belly breathing") is the key.  (The diaphragm is a muscle at the base of the lungs that facilitates inhaling and exhaling.)  Here's a great tip:  Put your hands on top of your head.  You can only breathe from your diaphragm in this position.  (We typically breathe from our chests, which is less efficient than using the diaphragm.)  You can do this while stuck in traffic (so frustrating!) or while consciously meditating in a quiet place.  It is an instant stress reliever!

 

I am a Registered Nurse and Meditation Specialist.

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I meditate every morning and set an intention for my day. I find it very helpful to aid me in staying centered for the day. 

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I meditate every night in bed for a peaceful night sleep.  And again in the morning before getting out of bed for a positive and productive day. Using breathe control as needed throughout the day.  On days when I get off track I really notice the difference emotionally and physically. 

Peace, Nameste. 

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Every morning and evening I do 10 or 15 minutes of stillness meditation. But what helps me the most is through out the day I do very short active mediation, by this I mean I take time out when I am cooking to thinking about how I am breathing and am I thinking about the food I am preparing and sending blessings for all those that worked to get it to my kitchen. When I get in my car I am mindful of how relaxed or stressed I am and adjust my breath if needed. Believe me, the way some people drives can take one breath away! I live a few miles from one of the most dangerous highways in this country. So I think everyone should be aware of their attitude, and adjust it to calming vibes if needed, before driving.

I am a caregiver and a lot of people ask me how I remain so calm and keep a smile, well most of the time, it is do to bring aware of when I need to adjust my breathing and thinking. Sometimes this is hard to do, but being stressed out is not how I want to live.

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