People often ask me, when do you surf? Surfing is a committed hobby, and it’s difficult to learn esp. when you have a full-time job. But if you love something you make time for it. Luckily for me, I’m an A type person, which means I operate at a high level and get really antsy if I don’t surf. Sunsets represent a time to reset, a time to heal the mind and body.

After surfing Bird Rock, there was one last thing I had to do. Meditate at Sunset Cliffs.

 

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A nice view watching the sunset.

 

 

Here’s a simple way to meditate I found www.gaiam.com. I meditate while stretching before paddling out and after. It’s helped me gain composure and alleviate stress.

HOW TO MEDITATE: SIMPLE MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS

Source: http://www.gaiam.com

This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
  4. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

 

Meditating and learning how to breathe is a great way to relive stress and stay focused. Breathing exercises help to composure and it has undoubtedly helped me while surfing esp. getting drilled or pulled down for extra 1-2 seconds by an an undertow. Remain calm, learn to meditate and breathe.

I hope this blog gave you some ideas on how to maintain wellness for mind and body. Until next time. If you enjoyed reading this blog, comment, like, follow and share.

Wipeout Wednesdays! #mysurfblog

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