Just a few months previous to lockdown, I went to a Vipassana retreat (10 days of silence and 10 hours a day of meditation) and this lockdown has felt like a world Vipassana. Forcing us all to take a seat within the unknown and realise what’s essential to us. A time to really feel into what relationships are wholesome and which of them want work. Sitting in uncertainty and realising that we are able to’t cling onto the great or the unhealthy, the previous or the long run, we merely should get current and trip the waves as they’re introduced to us.
By way of private progress this time has been a present in plenty of methods however for many individuals it has additionally been a time the place their creativity appears to have been placed on maintain. Surprisingly, after we are given limitless time to create – it will probably truly stunt our creativite movement and go away us misplaced with the place to start out. Does that sound acquainted to you?
I’ve had waves of those emotions throughout lockdown, some weeks feeling stuffed with vitality and concepts and different weeks completely misplaced into gazing up on the sky and feeling the enormity of what’s going on. By means of this wave of artistic peaks and falls, I’ve found the mindfulness practices which have helped me faucet again into that artistic movement – so I needed to share them with you.
MINDUFLNESS TECHNIQUES TO UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW
Create a phenomenal morning Ritual that leaves area for creativity to emerge from.
1 – Morning Pages
Impressed by the guide ‘The Artist’s Means’ – have a notepad by the facet of your mattress and as quickly as you get up within the morning, seize your pocket book and write Three pages of stream of consciousness writing with out taking your pen off the web page. It doesn’t have to make sense, you’re not writing to even learn it again. You’re merely getting your unconscious ideas out onto the web page to unlock the creativity hiding beneath.
2 – A 10-minute meditation
- Discover a snug meditation place. This may be seated on the ground together with your legs crossed or on a chair together with your ft firmly on the ground
- Shut your eyes and change your consideration to your breath. Noticing the cool air getting into the nostrils in your inhale and the nice and cozy air leaving in your exhale
- Start to deepen your breath
- Take your consciousness to the highest of your head and start to scan down slowly by way of your physique (like an x-ray) turning into conscious of the bodily sensations and feelings which can be current in every a part of your physique
- While you get to your toes, reverse so you start to scan upwards by way of your complete physique
- Preserve repeating this slowly up and down – ensuring to essentially give your self time to really feel till your alarm goes off.
- Discover how your physique and thoughts at the moment are feeling from simply 10 minutes of stillness
3 – 10 minutes of Coherent Respiration
- Discover a snug seated place, on the bottom or on a chair
- Shut your eyes and start to carry your consciousness to your respiratory
- Exhale your whole breath out
- Start to inhale by way of the nostril for six seconds
- Exhale by way of the nostril for six seconds
- Proceed to breath out and in steadily to the depend of 6 for five/10 minutes and watch your physique sink right into a state of calm
4 – Put your favorite music on and DANCE like nobody is watching
- Placed on some music. Both upbeat or one thing slower and extra sensual, relying on you temper
- Arise and really feel your ft firmly on the bottom
- Shut your eyes and hook up with your respiratory. Gently slowing down the breath, to a deep constant tempo
- Start to tune into the music and with out your thoughts getting in the way in which, permit your self to start to maneuver in any manner that the physique needs to
- It doesn’t matter what you appear like, it’s all about how you are feeling
- Do that for no less than 10 minutes so you will get by way of any awkward sensations or worrying what it’d appear like and permit your self to really feel totally free
- Dance like no-one is watching
Creativity isn’t one thing to search for exterior of your self. It’s one thing cultivated from inside. You need to nurture your inside world to create the area to unlock that creativity.
The key to unlocking creativity isn’t in ready for the massive concept to seem however in creating simple and pleasant practices that make it simple to START.
Be a part of me in my model new Month-to-month Mindfulness Membership ‘Your Physique, Your Thoughts, Your Targets’ the place we can be exploring all of those practices with a like-minded group of great people and discover how mindfulness in an array of kinds can help you unlock your potential.
Maude is an actor turned yoga and explorative meditation instructor, superior Theta Healer and founding father of the mindfulness firm EnergyRise. Coming from a life on display, hiding behind scripts and characters, she discovered yoga and meditation to be a turning level of re-discovering and revealing her true power. Her ardour is now to empower others to do the identical.
Maude teaches yoga, meditation and therapeutic globally, working retreats in addition to on-line programs.
She believes tapping into the reality of your inside world can help you heal and use your particular person life experiences to empower the way in which you reside your life.
She creates a secure, explorative area so as so that you can self-discover.
Take a look at her work right here and observe Claire on Instagram.