Consciously Resting Meditation

Consciously Resting Meditation

As a student, you are constantly challenged with countless tasks on a daily basis, which can become overwhelming to say the least. Stress is inevitable, but you can learn techniques to lower your stress and stay calm under the pressures that new students face. Constantly Resting Meditation is the perfect technique to help you relieve tension and improve your focus.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Consciously Resting Meditation?
Consciously Resting Meditation (CRM) is a simple mental technique practiced sitting quietly with your eyes closed. The goal is to do less and less until the natural tendencies of the mind and body that begin to heal and purify do the rest.

How does it work?
The technique of consciously resting teaches you to focus on specific sounds and allows you to relax while your mind has a chance to calm down. This meditation technique has been used in practices for thousands of years. CRM is positive, rejuvenating, and relaxing for both the mind and body.

Where do I practice consciously resting?
You can practice CRM anywhere. The most effective place would be in the quietest spot in your home or dorm.

When should I practice consciously resting?
It is recommended that you consciously rest twice a day: twenty minutes first thing in the morning and twenty minutes in the early evening (between 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.). This will depend on your schedule. If you work the graveyard shift, your first meditation may be at 10 p.m. and your second meditation around 4 a.m. If you don’t have twenty minutes, use the time you have available. Any time that you have to devote to CRM will be beneficial.

What is pure consciousness?
By definition, pure consciousness is “thoughtlessness,” yet you are still awake and aware. No thoughts, noise, problems, pain, etc. However, you cannot force this experience to happen. If your constantly thinking “Am I relaxing?”, then chances are you’re probably not, and you won’t be getting the full benefits from CRM.

What can I expect to experience while practicing CRM?
No two meditations are ever the same. It is best not to have preconceived expectations. Just take it as it comes and enjoy the experience.

Benefits of a regular Consciously Resting Meditation practice:

Physiological Benefits Psychological Benefits Behavioral Benefits
Breathing slows down
Becoming more relaxed
Reduced blood pressure
Fewer headaches
The mind quiets down
Feelings of calmness
Feelings of quietness
Less anxious
Feeling less stressed
Better sleep quality
A clearer mind
Waking up more refreshed
Less tired during the day
More energy
More effective at school
Better listener

Testimonies from students:
“I felt very relaxed and calm.”
“It helped me stay more alert during the day as opposed to being so tired.”
“As I began to study, I felt very relaxed and focused.”
“I was more attentive and alert as well as rested and energized.”