Rami's Blog

Like the Yin-Yang, Eastern Martial Arts and Western medicine are two halves of a whole. My mission is to preserve the ancient mind-body tools, and pass them on to you.


Office Exercise: Meditation to Avoid Sickness

Have you ever had a deadline you needed to meet at work, and as soon as you do, you wake up the next day and you feel sick? Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep? How about your ability to focus and make productive choices and excellent decisions during the day, have you ever had days where you aren't at the top of your game?

This little office meditation can help with all of those things. When we are at work our brain is working at 200%! Like a race car going at 9000RPM. This allows us to get a lot done, but to maintain our health, we also need to learn how to relax. It does a lot of good to take three minutes, a few times per day, and let your mind enter the brainwave between awake and asleep, or what people often call meditation.

Below are the different levels of meditation you can use, depending on how much practice you have, and what techniques work for you. Choose one, or try them all, and good luck!

This Candle Watching Meditation is the easiest. It is for people who struggle when closing their eyes and focusing on the breath. Learn it above, and then practice it with me here for 3 minutes. Or, practice using a candle app on your phone, and join me here. Over time, challenge yourself and aim to use the more advanced Water-breath meditation.

The next level up is a Counting Breath Meditation. You can do this out loud, or in your head. Either way, learn how to do it in the video above, and then join me in this video to practice it for a count of 30 breaths, in and out, for a total of 3 minutes. Gradually work your way up to the Water-breath meditation.

Last, but not least, is the regular Water-breath, silent meditation. This is the most difficult to stay in a place of thoughts of no thoughts (the Theta brain wave). If your mind is struggling to stay quite during Water-breath, but Counting the breath is too "noisy," try Fire-breath meditating on its own, or practice it with Water-breath until you can maintain this form of meditation for the whole 3 minutes.

These meditations are great for the office, but if you would like to take this seed and plant it, try meditating at home for 20 to 45 minutes, once per day.