Kevin Hume on Yoga Nidra meditation
“Shower meditations are always fun and very time-economical when you’re just too busy to sit for even 10 minutes. My favorite, though, is Yoga Nidra — just going round parts of the body checking out sensations in each part, first down the right hand side, then down the left, then integrating left and right from feet to face before settling to focus just on the breath. It’s guaranteed to shift your stress levels down and help rebuild energy for what comes next in your busy day. Just 20 minutes a day is fabulous.
The ancient Tibetan Buddhist Loving Kindness meditation also mellows your dealings with even the most difficult people you have to deal with in your day. I would recommend it for highly stressed corporate folk as a mood setter to get you through almost any workplace crisis or conflict.”
Meditation is the new black
Celebrities such as actresses Goldie Hawn, Kate Bosworth and Halle Berry, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and jazz musician Herbie Hancock all credit meditation with enhancing their sense of wellbeing. Actor, Richard Gere says it helps him to “set my motivation for the day”. Actress Heather Graham, who meditates twice a day, says, “It’s like entering this blissful feeling of nothingness.” Noted film director, David Lynch, who has been meditating for more than 35 years, says that through meditation “Garbage goes out, gold comes in. Everything becomes easier. And you start understanding more.” The American director is so passionate about meditation that he wrote a book on it titled Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity.