yoga mat for Muslim woman: A small book on health, happiness and spirituality (Paperback)
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful One of the reasons, why so many people are away from meditation, is a yoga mat. Yes, a yoga mat. We think meditation cannot be done without a mat, that we need a quieter place, a corner in the house, and an expert instructor, etc. etc. R E L A X. . Fortunately, that's not true sister. Take a D E E P breath. Congratulation you just meditated. Let's try one more time (Oh you already did) but this time relax your shoulders, inhale deeply and exhale slowly. Wow... How do you feel? You are in the present moment. Right? And that's it. You just killed your stress for a few seconds. You can do it any time you want and anywhere you want. Y E S .. Even while driving. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly. A virtual yoga mat is free with this book. You can spread it wherever you want, whenever you want. Walking, cooking, dusting, traveling, commuting, driving, lying on the bed, or while you are waiting for your five-time salah (Muslim Prayer). Why we don't meditate? We create so many mental hurdles. We create so many imagined dependencies. That's why our motivation can only push us for a few days before our enthusiasm gets stabbed by the hand of procrastination with the dagger of excuses. Most of the meditation and physical fitness commitment is limited to New Year resolution or at most for a few weeks; before exhaustion and boredom takes over. Imagine your morning routine. You rush to the bathroom, brush your teeth, woke up your kids, while preparing coffee and breakfast, you assist your kids to get ready, and that rush stays with you for the whole day or If you are professional or working women, you commute, drive, and face pressure of deadlines, and professional commitments, that comes with the compliments of stress, frustration, and anxiety. and a happy day passes by. What left after that is TV and social media, the convenient sources of anxiety and depression at your fingertips. Before going to bed you are exhausted, stressed, just to wake up next morning to live the same routine. That's of course; if you are lucky to have a good night's sleep (Rare these days). I am not going to ask you to go to the gym after a tiring day or shhh your kids and find a peaceful corner in your home to spread yoga mat. You know all these things are good, an hour in a gym, 30 minutes jog every day, meditation, no sugar coffee, green tea and a glass of water empty stomach. But you know as well that you have already tried it for a few days before you lost the momentum and you are back to your old way of living. It will be easier to start and stick to all these good habits if you honestly finish this book. What if I tell you, you can be healthier, less stressed and relaxed by making tiny changes in your life? A small step like changing the place of the Quran in your home, taking a deep breath whenever you remember or moving your Smartphone app icon from home screen to app screen, disabling the fingerprint unlock of your Smartphone and changing the mobile password. Relax and Read slowly. (good. you are taking a deep breath) Don't rush, you will enjoy it more. I recommend you to read one chapter a day. Give yourself a whole day to absorb the message and try the suggestion before going to the next chapter. My effort through this book is to accomplish the desired mediation result without actually breathing in and breathing out on a yoga mat. You might not find anything new in this book. This book is written to help you bring little thinks into your notice which we usually ignore in our daily life. And to help you built small but powerful habits to become more mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit. I will keep it simple and short. You may also find it repetitive sometimes, that's because I want to make a point. Ready? Spread your virtual yoga mat and take a deep breath.