Just as fitness is an approach to training the body, meditation is an approach to training the mind. Meditation offers several benefits to our body, so we encourage you to try it and start today. It isn’t always easy, especially in the beginning, but you’ll get better and better as you practice.
Here are a few tips to get you started with meditation.
Start with the most common, most basic and most useful form of meditation – breathing meditation. Practice mindful breathing whenever you feel stressed or anxious. Sit comfortably in a chair or on the floor. Clear your mind and focus on your breathing. Inhale through your nose and gently exhale through your mouth. This will only take a few minutes of your time. Plus, you can do it anywhere you want.
Do it first thing in the morning
Meditation is best practiced in the morning, when your energy is full and the sleepiness of the morning has worn off. Make sure you’re wide awake when you attempt to meditate. Otherwise, you may find yourself falling asleep. Starting your day in peace and silence makes the whole day go better.
Don’t worry whether you’re doing it right or not
A lot of people worry about where to sit, how to sit or whether or not they should close their eyes. Please know that there is no perfect way to do it.
If you’re more comfortable sitting on a chair, on the floor or on your bed, then go ahead. It doesn’t matter where you do it, just as long as you’re in a quiet and comfortable place.
It usually takes practice
Some people get frustrated because they find it hard to clear their mind. Meditation is not easy to master. You won’t be good at it for a while. As a beginner, you may find it difficult to sit for an hour and think of nothing. Before you start, we suggest that you remove every distraction you can think of – turn off your mobile phone and TV, lock the door and use the restroom if you need to. If your mind wanders, simply start over and return to your breath. Don’t beat yourself up about your wild mind.
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