Meditation and Lockdown have become one of the most unlikely pairings of the past year. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of meditation since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has turned many skeptics (like ourselves) into daily users of the practise.
About 50,000 to 90,000 thoughts are rushing through our brains everyday, and due the lack of distractions and external entertainment from our homes, these thoughts can consume our days and become overwhelming. Meditation gives our minds a chance to recalibrate, and induces a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Various studies have shown that this can help relieve stress and also manage anxiety.
At KC Peaches, we are in no way experts in the world of mindfullness. However we would like to use this blog as a hub for resources to give you a head start, how to go about it, and what form of meditation you think might work best for you!
Headspace series on Netflix- https://www.headspace.com/netflix\
TED talk from the founder of Headspace on the importance of meditation- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzR62JJCMBQ
Mingyur Rinpoche on common misconceptions about Meditation-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thcEuMDWxoI
Zen habits top 20 tips on meditation for beginners- https://zenhabits.net/meditation-guide/
Meditate in Irelands summary of the Benefits of meditation and a step by step process on how to start- https://meditateinireland.com/benefits/
Different types of Meditation styles listed here by verywellmind- https://www.verywellmind.com/different-meditation-techniques-for-relaxation-3144696
Mindful's guide on how to begin your Meditation journey-https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/
The Power of Now by Eckhart Toole- https://www.bookstation.ie/product/the-power-of-now-a-guide-to-spiritual-enlightenment/?gclid=CjwKCAiA6aSABhApEiwA6Cbm_x1a8kS3hLzKNCKnoB_3zawHPMGK_rTaBpxKQpxPwZpVHHAeedowPhoCckEQAvD_BwE
The Little Book of Mindfullness by Dr Patrizia Collard- https://www.dubraybooks.ie/the-little-book-of-mindfulness-10-minutes-a-day-to-less-stress-more_9781856753531
The Headspace guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe-https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27414493-the-headspace-guide-to-meditation-mindfulness
Owning it with Caroline Foran- https://open.spotify.com/show/5UsxoX6ikTr3ETvzQAHbdP
The Blindboy Podcast with Blindboy Boatclub- https://open.spotify.com/show/7HinkS0WZqDuMXYh02EUY1
Untangled with Patricia Karpas and Ariel Garten- https://meditationstudioapp.com/untangle/