Today we watched a video that was talking about taking care of our brains. In this video he said that we should take ten minutes out of our day to do nothing. This means to do nothing no eating, not reading, not watching TV or emailing just doing nothing. This will help us to relax and stay focused on the present moment. This helps slow our mind down and to calm down. It also helps us feel good. This is something that will take time to stay focused on the present moment. Here is the video we watched.
This takes practice to be able to sit and stay focused on the present moment for 10 minutes at a time. So we decided that we would try and do the Sa Ta Na Ma meditation to help stay focused. To do this you need to sit in one spot and you need to use your hands to help stay focused. Here are the directions to the meditation.
- When you say SA you close your thumb and your pointer finger together.
- When you say TA you close your thumb and your middle finger together.
- When you say NA you close your thumb and your ring finger together.
- When you say MA you close your thumb and your pinkie finger together.
You keep repeating this in your mind or whispering while doing the hand movements over and over and this helps to stay focused on the present moment. This helps keep our mind from wandering.
Here is a picture of the hand movements for the meditation:
Thanks for reading. You should try this meditation!