There are many techniques to meditation, ranging from easy to difficult. Meditation is a powerful and healing process for the mind and the body, so why aren’t we doing it more often? Meditating can be done anywhere at any time, which is a huge advantage. Here are a few simple ways to help you start meditating on an everyday basis:
Take Two Minutes
Yes, only two. Meditation requires devotion, and it’s harder to get started than you think. Starting off with a small amount of time leads to adding more time as you go. The more you develop your ability to relax, the longer you’ll be able to meditate. Start small and work your way up.
Take Steady Breaths
The easiest step to calming your mind is by controlling your breathing. Take deep breaths in and out through your nose. Once you get a rhythm going, your body will start to wind down.
Pick A Specific Spot
Try your bedroom. Clean out some space in the den. Go to the guest room. Do what you have to do to find a place that feels right and is free of distractions. If you feel connected to the space you’re in it will help immensely. The familiarity will comfort you once you assign a space.
Pick A Time That Works
Some people prefer early morning while others meditate at the end of a long day; whatever you find that works for you best, do it. It might be hard for you to concentrate when you first start out, so making yourself comfortable as possible is the key.
Empty Your Head
Close your eyes and focus on as little as possible. Let the thoughts in your head slowly trickle out. There is no easy way to do this, but one thing that helps is focusing on physicality. Without actually touching them, try feeling the various parts of your body, starting with the feet and moving upward. This will take your focus away from any outside, worldly worries.
Meditation is a purely personal concept. Whatever works best for you is the way to go about it, and the way to find out what works for you is to practice. Don’t be discouraged if it’s hard to let go on the first few tries, just give yourself time to adjust. Eventually, you’ll get a relaxation pattern down.