Stress contributes significantly to decreased productivity and focus.

 

Consciously Resting Meditation is a simple technique practiced sitting quietly with

eyes closed that allows the mind to refresh and the body to rejuvenate.

 

From business leaders and their teams who need stress reduction and balance, to faculty and their

students who need clarity of mind and focus, all can benefit by learning this simple technique.

1. What is Consciously Resting Meditation?

Consciously Resting Meditation (CRM) is a simple mental technique practiced sitting quietly with eyes closed. The goal is to do less and less until the natural calming tendencies of the mind do the rest.

2. How does it work?

The technique of Consciously Resting teaches the individual to focus on specific sounds that facilitate relaxation allowing the mind to calm down. The basis for the technique has been used in practices for thousands of years. Consciously Resting
Meditation is positive, rejuvenating, and relaxing for the mind and the body.

3. Is a dedicated space required to practice Consciously Resting?

Consciously Resting can be practiced anywhere. However, the ideal location would be in the quietest space in your workplace, dorm, home, etc.

4. Is there a best time to Consciously Rest?

It is recommended that you consciously rest twice each day – 20 minutes first in the morning and 20 minutes in the early evening. Of course this will depend upon your schedule and preference. For example, an organization may wish to begin each work day with a 20 minute session before the first meetings of the day. If 20 minutes is not possible, consciously rest for 10 minutes, or use whatever time is available. Any time devoted to Consciously Resting will be beneficial.

5. What can I expect to experience while practicing Consciously Resting?

No two sessions are ever the same. Try not to have preconceived expectations or make anything occur while consciously resting. Just take the experience as it comes and enjoy the calmness. Typical comments from Consciously Resting Meditation participants include:
  • “I felt very relaxed and calm.”
  • “It helped me stay more alert during the day rather than being so tired.”
  • “As I began [my work], I felt very relaxed and focused.”
  • “I was more attentive and alert as well as rested and energized.”

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