Contemplative practices are a variety of meditative experiences that help you to be calm and centered.
Worldwide, there are many different contemplative practices. They may be either religious/cultural/secular, active/sedentary, solitary/groups, and indoors/outdoors. My personal favorite contemplative practices are being in nature, affirmation journaling, prayer, and a variety of guided meditations, including breathwork, guided imagery, walking meditations, labyrinth walking and drumming meditations.
NO! Many are quite simple and in a matter of moments or a few minutes leave you calmer and more centered. That being said, it can take time to develop your focus, intentionality, and compassion. So you may find that your experience deepens over time, as you gain more experience with contemplative practices.
-The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, retrieved 2/6/18
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Please check with your doctor before trying wellness practices. If you have post traumatic stress disorder or seizures or if you take medication especially for diabetes, thyroid, hypertension, anxiety or sleep, there are some considerations about meditation. Click here to learn more in my blog
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