With its magical rotation and luxurious design, a MOVA Creation is, for many, a striking novelty piece to start conversations with friends and family. However, we think there is so much more to our creations than just decor. In our new Many Ways to MOVA blog series, we’ll be talking about different ways you can use the MOVA Globe in your daily life. In this edition, we will discuss using our globes as objects to help you meditate and find relaxation.
First of all, how do you meditate? Mediation can be practiced by anyone. It’s a form of exercise that, rather than building muscle and stamina, strengthens your brain. The most basic form of meditation involves sitting cross-legged with your back straight, eyes closed, and simply breathing.
As you breathe, focus on how your breathing comes in and goes out of the body. Your mind will wander – you’ll start thinking about what to have dinner, your weekend plans, things on your mind, the sounds of birds chirping outside your window – but notice these moments and re-focus your attention each time, repeating this process for 5-10 minutes. Sounds like a work out, doesn’t it? Mediation can help you improve your ability to concentrate and work through emotions, and will remove any mental clutter from your mind and body.
Certain objects can aid in the mediation experience. Candles, incense, and singing bowls are frequently used because they can stimulate your senses and let your mind feel sensations as your body sits still. We’ve found that an object that holds personal meaning for you can allow you to focus your mental thoughts while meditating.
For many in the MOVA community, their MOVA Globe reminds them of a peaceful, beautiful Earth – a thought that helps to soothe and inspire them. Thus, using a MOVA Globe can take you to that place of relaxation that you’ll want to be in for meditation.
Our Heart Sutra MOVA Globe (in Gold and Blue) features a notable, profound Buddhist scripture that we think fits well for meditation. However, you can use any MOVA design – the steady motion and your positive thoughts are all you’ll need. Don’t have incense or a singing bowl? Try instead pairing the globe with candles and have relaxing nature sounds playing in the background, bringing the Earth to life.
In addition to taking 5-10 minutes out of your day to meditate, you can use a MOVA Creation even when you’re just relaxing. You can place it next to you on your desk or coffee table as you browse the internet or catch up on your favorite TV shows. Mute the TV between commercial breaks and watch the MOVA Globe rotate silently. We think this will help calm your mind and give you that moment to breathe after a long and stressful day. A MOVA Globe can also make the perfect reading companion, opening your imagination as your book brings you into a new world.
MOVA Creations are calming and silent, and that’s exactly why we think they would be perfect for meditation. Are you using the MOVA Globe for meditation or relaxation? Let us know on Facebook!