Control your breathing and enter a higher sense of consciousness
Maintaining our mental well-being is just as important as our physical health. In fact, the two go hand in hand. With stress and anxiety at an all time high, meditation is something we can implement to help keep our spirits lifted. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson spoke with Dennis Williams and Cam Tran at C3Meditation for some insight on the practice.
“A lot of people are just getting really stressed out. You know, a lot of depression and anxiety going on,” Williams says. “Just being at home cooped up for so long, I think a lot of people are just getting really nervous about the economy.. especially with things shutting down, people losing their jobs and things like that.”
While it’s easy to get swept up in these thoughts, Williams says meditation is helpful because it takes you away from all that. C3Meditation is an acronym that stands for being cool, calm, and collected at all times.
Tran says there are three phases of meditation. Pranayama is the first phase and is a controlled breathing exercise which decreases your blood pressure and makes your pH levels more balanced.
“You come to a more relaxed state,” says Tran. “After Pranayama, it’s more focused. You’re thinking through all the chatter in your brain.”
It’s during this second phase that Tran is talking about that you can attain the clarity that comes from meditation.
“The last part is that connection, with life, with other people, with the spirit, with yourself,” Tran explains. “So your mind, your body, your soul, it becomes one in that connection.”
Williams says meditation is a form of concentration that you can use to go into a higher sense of consciousness.
“By doing that, you’re able to cope with life in a more effective manner,” says Williams. “Even though it comes out from spiritual traditions, it’s a science.”