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FFF: Four Meditation Techniques for Travelers

Traveling can be unpredictable, whether it’s getting to the airport, shuffling through security or preparing for takeoff. Meditation can help reduce the anxiety and stress of your next journey. Here are some meditation techniques to help you breathe easier during your next trip!

Mantra

Meditation is about mindfulness-being aware of ourselves. Before you leave your home and begin your adventure, take time for yourself. Create a personal mantra – a tool for thought that will help you cope with what’s ahead. Close your eyes and begin to inhale slowly. While inhaling, repeat your mantra silently in your head, perhaps saying, ‘I am calm,’ and exhale slowly. Repeat the process a few times while breathing through your nostrils.

En Route

Meditation may be your answer to flying in peace. Imagine a smooth and easy airport experience: a short line at security, walking to the gate at your own pace and calmly boarding the plane. Your anxiety and fears will decrease if you practice a positive mindset.

Walk it Out!

Whether in security, walking to your gate or on a long flight-it’s important to bust a move. Stand up and get your joints moving. Breathe deeply with each step, focus on the movement of your heel, then toe, hitting the ground with ease.

In & Out

A key part of meditation is breathing. Conduct deep diaphragmatic breathing for a count of five. Breathe out as if you are blowing out a candle, this will trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, and calm your anxiety.

So, breathe deep and think happy thoughts on your next adventure!

Till next time,

The Terminal

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