3 Tips To Help You Start Meditating Today
Tip 1. Relax the body.
The first important thing is to relax your body, you will not be able to relax your mind if you don’t first relax your body. It’s best to meditate in a comfortable chair, with your legs crossed, on the floor or lying in bed with your arms by your side. Whatever position you decide to meditate in ensure your back is straight and you can easily relax your shoulders. Always remember, mediation isn’t about relaxation of the body it’s about mindfulness, close your eyes, relax your body, and begin to breathe.
Tip 2. Stabilise The Breathing.
It is always good to begin meditation with consistent, moderately heavy breathing, this is often invigorating and will help you centre yourself and feel your body begin to relax. Focus on both inhaling and steady exhales, use counting your breathing to drift away from the internal chatter of your mind. Pay particular attention to the sensations your body begins to feel as your body and mind relax in unison.
Tip 3. Focus The Mind.
Now focus the mind, or concentrate on observing it. Meditation is about mindfulness and it can be a powerful tool for observing the way your mind is thinking and feeling about what you may be experiencing. It can help you understand why you think and feel certain things. Try to observe your thoughts, feelings, and self from a third perspective in your mind, doing this can allow you to evaluate your mental state objectively and connect with your more deep-rooted desires and motivations. Be careful not to obsess over certain situations or recurring thought patterns, observe them, feel them, and let them pass.