CBTHBN | UNEARTH #6
Spiritual, metaphysical & numerology meanings for the month of October.
As you may have guessed, our Spiritual theme for the month of October isn’t going to be based purely around horror stories. This week we focus on Spirituality. When defined “Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience — something that touches us all.” At CBTHBN we have been looking into the personal aspects of spirituality rather than religious ones. How can we achieve the sense of connection the above definition talks of? We believe spirituality is about gaining the ability to pause life and focus; about making the opportunity to spend a portion of time daily / weekly simply being. Here’s how we’ve found our inner focus…
For many meditation seems like a bogus idea, something for hippies, we have to hold our hands up and agree that until recently we hadn’t given it much credit either. But with the increase in popularity and media around applications such as ‘Headspace’ and ‘Pause’ we decided maybe it was time to take a closer look. Surprisingly we found both applications beneficial to our minds, in different ways. Pause enables you to clear your mind without focusing on anything in particular. You can set the time you wish to Pause for and your off, following a mesmerising blob around your smartphones screen as it grows to engulf all of your minds worries.
Headspace on the other hand is more focused, reminding you daily to ‘Get some Headspace’ and walking you step by step through different meditations. You can choose the generic Headspace path or select a themed on meditation, from relationships to anxiety.
If you’re not keen on spending 15 minutes of your day sat still perhaps Yogaia is for you. A simple smartphone app that enables you to attend a Yoga class of any length, at any time, on any day. Some sessions are free and others paid, you can even join live sessions and turn your webcam on to receive tuition from the Yogi teaching the class. We love that you can pick the length of the class to based on how much time you have rather than having to commit to an hour long session at a much greater cost. Recently we’ve been doing 15 minutes at the start and end of each day, mixing in meditations with neck and back focused sessions or ones to hone our abs. There’s a session for everyone so why not give it a go.
“Science has empirically shown that sitting still, or meditation, can lead not just to better health or to clearer thinking, but even to emotional intelligence”
We’ve been meditating and ‘yogaiaing’ for two weeks now and have been amazed in how our minds have been able to clear, sort and reshuffle the usual brain haze that comes from day to day life. If this sounds like your brain or life at the moment why not try one of the above listed applications or perhaps like us all three! Here’s to a month of mindfulness.