Standing Meditation: Quick and Easy Guide to Relieve Overthinking

Are you struggling with overthinking? You're not alone. Even the centipede in the popular poem "The Centipede's Dilemma" got confused by its own movement. So how can we avoid this classic trap and get back to doing what we do best?

Meditation is a great way to clear your mind, but finding the time to sit down and meditate can be a challenge. That's why we're introducing a quick and easy standing meditation that takes only five minutes to do but provides the same benefits.

Here's a step-by-step guide to the classic Qi Gong standing meditation:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a slight bend at the knees.
  2. Imagine a string attached to the top of your head, giving you a feeling of being lightly suspended.
  3. Release the muscles along the outside of your neck and down your spine.
  4. Lightly touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth, relaxed, with your lips slightly touching.
  5. Let your shoulders naturally sink and avoid rolling them forward or tightening them back.
  6. Loosen your elbows.
  7. Think of your spine as a rope, attached at one end to your tailbone and stretched slightly to the string at the top of your crown from head and neck exercise.
  8. Your chest should feel open and slightly sunk, but not concave.
  9. Focus on feeling stable, open, and naturally upright without effort.
  10. Maintain this pose for anywhere between five and twenty minutes and feel the benefits!

Don't let overthinking hold you back. Try this quick and easy standing meditation to clear your mind and improve your focus.

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