1. Create a space
When I say this, don’t get overwhelmed. You don’t have to run and buy incense, tapestries, and buddha statues. What I mean is, find your groove, get comfortable, grab a pillow and take a deep breath. Learn to let yourself relax and let the mindfulness consume you.
2. Find Your Breath
For some of us settling down can be almost impossible, that’s where meditation comes in.
We live in a world where our brain is constantly being stimulated and barely gets a moment to rest and reflect. So once you have a comfortable space you can begin to discover your natural breath. No need for effort, everything should be effortless and just flow.
3. Become Aware
Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive, just being overall conscious of situations and of yourself. If you continue with your natural breathing and let your thoughts follow this will create positive thought patterns and long term happiness. Being aware will help you to understand your body and emotions and be able to anticipate what your own personal needs are. Bring awareness to different parts of your body through your breath by breathing into various areas of your body.
4. Stay Committed
We have all read studies telling us of the benefits of meditation, and how life changing it can be. I’ll just say don’t expect it to solve all your problems overnight. If you have, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder then you are probably someone who could really reap the benefits of meditation, Just don’t expect immediate results. Make it a daily commitment, even if only for 2 minutes a day. At first it’s hard to relax yourself but after being militant about it for a few weeks it will consume you and you won’t be able to live without your daily meditation
Just remember to take it day by day, don’t set unrealistic expectations and don’t wait to start.
If you haven’t already, do some research and see for yourself all the ways meditation can improve your life, or just try it and see for yourself.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments!