Have you been trying to start meditating, but don’t know where to begin? Well, here are 3 easy tips for meditation to help get you started:
- Don’t forget to breathe!
Starting meditation can be an overwhelming experience at times; with racing thoughts, doubt and uncertainty, and the constant thoughts of “am I doing this right?”, it can rapidly become a sensory overload. The short answer to that last question, though? Yes, you are doing this right! We’ve all been there, don’t worry! What helps us get through that initial phase of being overwhelmed, however, is solid breathing techniques. Try simply breathing in and out through your nose, taking equal time for both inhalation and exhalation. You’ll be surprised how quickly it can anchor you and your thoughts!
- Thinking about everything other than “meditation”? That’s ok!
Many think that to “meditate”, the mind must be intently focused on “meditating”. What that means, exactly, is usually left to vague and generic descriptions about “emptying your mind”. We’re here to tell you that meditating is not only for those with “empty minds”. It’s for everyone! If while meditating you are thinking about the big game on the weekend or what you want to eat for dinner that night, that’s ok, keeping thinking those thoughts – just focus on your measured breathing techniques as you are doing so. Eventually, you’ll find all those stray thoughts naturally being sorted and filed away in your mind; this will not leave you “empty”, but rather, feeling very full and content!
- Pick a quiet area to start, but then feel free to shift locations as you advance.
Meditation does not have to happen in a room with pin drop silence – nor does it need burning sage, the twang of a sitar, or gemstones of varying sizes and “energetic” degrees. No, all a meditation session needs, is a bit of commitment and intent. To get started, we recommend a quiet place – again, quiet can mean a variety of things, it doesn’t have to be monastic – where you are comfortable, so you can focus on your breathing techniques and are free to think any thoughts that may enter your mind. Once you have gotten these two facets down, the quiet place is no longer necessary; of course, if you want, you can keep this initial area as your “meditation spot”. However, because life usually brings the unexpected, we recommend trying meditation in a variety of settings. Maybe a park bench, or during a commute on public transport, or maybe even in the break room at work – this way, you’ll be able to achieve a calm and content state wherever you are!
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