Mind and Mindfulness

Mind is the surface where thoughts appear and vanish all the time just like waves in the sea. Geeta, the spiritual text written in Sanskrit described the mind as “active, super strong and adamant”. According to Shri Krishna, the human body is like a chariot, 5 senses work as 5 horses in it and the mind controls as a rider. It can go anywhere on the globe just in a snap. It is easy to bind and control the wild animal like a lion or the strongest animal like an elephant but it’s not easy to keep the mind stable and thoughtless. We think about something or another all the time because that’s the basic nature of the mind. So what’s is the problem?

The problem is the course of thought when the quality of thoughts is not ethical or positive. That leads us to sorrow and suffering. Let’s think this way, If you are driving a car to reach a destination that’s purposeful but if you are just driving on the roads all the time and not able to reach a destination…That’s what happens with us most of the time and we sometimes enjoy thinking of waste without knowing that thinking of negative stuff is not good for our psychological and physical health. What we can do to keep the mind engaged with peaceful thoughts to remove the suffering and attain a state of bliss?

It is not possible to shut the mind but we can use some techniques to change the quality of thoughts. I have mentioned some below. We can call these techniques the initial steps mentioned by some great yogis and anybody can try them. If you are looking for a source to receive some positivity, it’s the starting point of the journey.

  1. Watch your thoughts. Whenever you are having uneasy thoughts or you are upset make sure you tell yourself that it is not good for your own self. 
  2. Sit on in Sukhasna with s comfortable mudra or comfortable pose and focus on your breathing. Count your breaths 1 – 100 or more.
  3. Pick a positive word for example “AUM” say it 100 times and increase the count if you can. 
  4. Lay-down on bed or floor without pillow. Imagine like you are floating on water. Focus on inhalation and exhalation. 
  5. Go outdoors, stand in an open space and try to stand still for few minutes looking at a point and feel your breaths.
  6. Try to spend time gardening. Watering the plants and observing them gives a positive feeling.
  7. Last but not least, read, watch or listen to something positive. Calming music or inspiring text works like magic. 

In order to perform a task one needs to focus, only a calm mind can focus not a disturbed one. Please be kind to yourself and try to understand that are the creations of the eternal creator. The true nature of each and every creation in this universe is pure and filled with bliss. Lead your mind in the right direction to attain the state of mindfulness. 


I am an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. I use holistic techniques of Ayurveda from India to help individuals maintain a healthy life, eliminate impurities, reduce stress, and fight disease. Through observation techniques that focus on the interconnections between body, mind, and spirit.

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