Achieve better focus, reduce stress and anxiety and find inner peace and happiness with the ancient practice of meditation. In our often hectic lives and world taking time out for ourselves can seem like an impossible task. We have created some simple steps to get your started on your meditation journey. ?
Practice daily – creating a new habit and making part of your daily routine.
Increase the time gradually – Allow yourself the time to master the practice
Friends & Family – make it a family affair and learn together
Use an App – Many are free and can help to get started
Keep on going – the longer we do it the more we gain from meditating
Get Comfy – find a position thats comfy for you
A Quiet space – find a spot where can be still and quiet
Full body scan – tune in to your inner self, allowing the quietness to flow through all aspects of your body
Meditation is something everyone can do, here’s how…
Meditation is simpler than most people think. You can use these steps to get you started, make sure you’re somewhere where you can relax into this process, set a timer, and give it a go:
1) Take a seat
Find place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
2) Set a time limit
If you’re just beginning, it can help to choose a short time, such as 2 minutes and build up your time gently.
3) Notice your body
You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.
4) Feel your breath
Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
5) Notice when your mind has wandered
Inevitably, your attention will leave the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.
6) Be kind to your wandering mind
Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back to your breath.
7) Close with kindness
When you’re ready, gently lift your gaze (if your eyes are closed, open them). Take a moment and notice any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now. Notice your thoughts and emotions. You can use a journal to write down how you felt, what thoughts came to mind
That’s it! That’s the practice. You go away, you come back, and you try to do it as kindly as possible.
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