A Ruminating  Mind

A ruminating mind can be very cumbersome, anxiety producing and depressing. Reliving the same anxiety, desire, or pain over and over — not very healthy!  Asana’s can help, pranayama, and meditation too.  But sometimes something new may need to be tried, to shake it up short-term. 

Recently I found that a physical activity, one not particularly liked as say sit-ups or push-ups of one variation or another, repeated in reaction to rumination and the mind learns quickly how to let go.  Amazing!  Here is how the practice works – each time I ruminate on a particular subject, and I catch myself, that’s 5 sit-ups.  After catching myself 5 to 10 times, well my mind got the hint quick! 

If you have found a technique that works for you please share.