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:
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.
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.
You can practice CRM anywhere. The most effective place would be in the quietest spot in your home or dorm.
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.
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.
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:
|Breathing slows down
Becoming more relaxed
Reduced blood pressure
|The mind quiets down
Feelings of calmness
Feelings of quietness
Feeling less stressed
Better sleep quality
A clearer mind
|Waking up more refreshed
Less tired during the day
More effective at school
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.”