What is Meditation?
Meditation is a tool or practice that can help with stress, chronic pain and sleep issues to name a few. It also may help you become happier, more peaceful and allow you to feel more present. On a deeper level, it is said to be a doorway into the unknown and help us get a sense of the mystery of who we truly are.
When you first start meditating, you’ll notice how your mind is all over the place. Thoughts about your past or future worries with what groceries you might need will be floating through your head. So, if you’re starting out with meditation, please don’t beat yourself up, try some guided meditations and move forward from there.
Here are some simple tips on how to meditate.
Make sure that your spine is upright with head up. To straighten up, imagine that your head is touching the sky.
It’s important to do what is comfortable for you, eyes open or closed, try to be present.
Pay soft attention to whatever you place in the centre of your awareness. Try using your breath as a focus.
4. The breath
Paying attention to the breath is a great way to anchor yourself in the present moment. Feel your breath touching the inside of your nose going in and leaving your nose as it goes out.
When you notice thoughts, gently let them go by returning yous focus to the breath.
Start with this short meditation and only sit longer if you feel you want to after the meditation if finished. Don’t force yourself to meditate longer if you are not ready to do that. In time you might like to extend
your meditation to 30 minutes.
Most of all, it’s important to enjoy meditation. Try sitting with a hint of a smile, a great way to end your meditation.