Meditation is something that everyone needs to try at least once. When you feel stressed and overwhelmed by daily problems, the best gift you can offer yourself is a couple of minutes of intense meditation. This is enough to help you detach yourself from the things that make you unhappy and frustrated, and it can also help you find solutions you would have never thought about otherwise. If this sounds like something you need, then Inbar Shahar’s book, ‘30 Days of Relaxation: Fun Meditations for a Stress Free Life’, is the best choice you can make.
The author has created a complete 30-days plan divided into four weeks. Each week is based on an element: water, air, earth, fire. However, before starting with the meditations, Inbar Shahar gives advice on how you should prepare for this amazing journey of relaxation and self-discovery. First of all, she teaches her readers how to make space in their lives and allow themselves time to eat regularly and more healthily, or get enough hours of sleep. These things are important, especially for busy people who tend to feel guilty if they don’t use every minute of their time working instead of enjoying a relaxing meal or getting an extra hour of sleep. After you make these small adjustments, you are ready to begin your month of meditation and relaxation.
For each day, the author has chosen a quotation to go along with the element you must meditate on, a beautiful picture that can help you focus, and step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the entire process. For example, on the first day, you will focus on the ocean, on the second day on a river, and on the third day on a pond. This goes on for a week, until you reach the second week, when you will have to focus on the earth element for your meditations. Water is meant to bring peace, balance, and harmony, so you will see amazing results after the first couple of days. You will feel more relaxed, and you’ll see that the situations that used to stress you so much don’t have the same impact on you anymore.
Do doubt, ‘30 Days of Relaxation: Fun Meditations for a Stress Free Life’ is a guide that can change your life, or at least your perspective on it. The author teaches the readers that they can find solutions to their problems and get to understand their own feelings and emotions better if they use their imagination and creativity. Naturally, these two amazing gifts that we all possess can be reached through meditation, and Inbar Shahar’s 30-days plan offers a great way of using that potential.