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"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."

- Henry Ford, Prominent entrepreneur

Meditation exercise for decision making

By Sharda ten Hove on 28 November 2012

We all have to face times in which we have to make decisions that might carry important consequences. We can ask our friends and family for advice but the decision, the answer what to finally do can only be found within yourself.

Its important even when you are bounded by time, to take time to think, contemplate and meditate when it comes to making such an important decision.
The greatest help you can have during these times is the help of yourself.
Inside each and everyone of us there is an abundance of potential energy, this energy flows through our nadis, you can compare nadis to veins but instead of transporting blood and plasma they transport this energy also known as Prana.

You can tap into this energy and allow this to flow freely or when facing a difficult decision you can do the following meditation technique which will help you to relax and focus.

You can either do this exercise sitting or lying down on your back. First just take a few deep and slow breathes. Do this consciously, try focusing on nothing else but the breathe.
Then place your left hand on your heart an your right hand on your tummy.
In Ayurveda it is believed that the main seat of Prana is located in the heart.
On your next inhale expand your heart, filling up with energy and on your exhale let all this energy descend into your belly.
Repeat this about 5 times and then place both of your hands on your belly.  Continue to breathe consciously and just sit in silence for a few minutes.

Letting Prana descend will release the worried mind and will help you to ground and when grounded and calm, the decision will come through the blending of the heart with the mind.

This exercise is also excellent for pregnant women. When inhaling with your left hand on your heart, expand your heart and when exhaling let all the prana descend into the womb nourishing your baby with your love and energy.

Remember that everything whether you can see it or not is energy, what you send out will be received. It’s in your heart, mind and hands.


About the author

Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio