Butrfly_Nirvana wrote:I'm very new to this still, but am wondering if meditation will help me get over this cold! I've been miserable for almost a week now, and I'm pregnant so many over the counter medicines are not advised. Is there a way to focus my meditation on getting over this? Will just focusing on my abdominal breathing (as my nose is 'unreliable' at this time!) help, or should I focus on something else?? Thank you in advance!
take a look at this Buddhist meditation. It is a visualization type of meditation, especially effective for illness.
SMOKE OUT, LIGHT IN
- While breathing out, imagine that all your negative energies, mistakes, misunderstanding and emotions leave your body with the breath. Visualise this energy as black smoke, which goes out into space and completely disappears.
- While breathing in, imagine that all the positive energy of the universe enters your body with the breath. Visualise this positive energy as pure white light which enters all the parts of your body, it pervades every cell and atom. Enjoy this clear white light.
- If you feel comfortable, use every breath to inhale light and to exhale black smoke and problems.
- When distracted by other thoughts, simply observe them without getting involved; transform them into black smoke and breathe them out.
My personal opinion is:
What's not good for me during a pregnancy, -how can it be good for me at all?
And we have an old saying::
A cold is coming for 7 days, and is leaving for 7 days. But it doesn't stay.
So, your timeframe is good.
Carry on, give your body lots of rest, don't move too much.
I try to stay on the couch with my favorite movies and books, and spoil myself with treats.