Do you find it challenging to fit mediation into your your busy day?
I can relate!
What if I told you that there are easy and short ways to meditate that will give you more time in your day!?
For my clients, I shift their mindset so that mediation is not about quieting the mind or outside forces. Instead the practice is about staying calm among the chaos — whether that be internal or external.
If you have read my previous email, you know a little bit more about what meditation is. Now, let’s explore what methods of meditation are right for you.
To get started, let’s go over some basic techniques and methods:
Step one: Sit or lie (if you are tired — sit–otherwise you might fall asleep) comfortably. Use any pillows or other props to put you in a relaxed state.
Step two: Close your eyes. If you’d prefer, use an eye mask or a restorative eye pillow if you’re lying down. If sitting still with your eyes closed is difficult for you, try focusing your attention on a single point. Your focal point could be on something you can see with your eyes, repeat with your voice, touch with your hands, or listen to. Have you ever found yourself staring into a bonfire or flame? It captivates you. Try lighting a candle and focusing on it for a few moments.
Step three: Bring your attention to your breath, and notice how your body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. If your mind begins to wander, return your focus to your breath.
As you begin this practice, start with two to three minutes. Slowly making your way to more extended periods.
Starting with only two minutes makes it achievable. The practice can be challenging so start off easy– it will become second-nature before you know. And yes, you will see results even with this short duration of time.
I can’t wait to hear about what you do to make a meditative practice your own. Let me know!
All my best,
P.S. Stay tuned for the next “meditation” blog about more ways you can practice to quiet our mind, nervous system and body.