How to Meditate
Wednesday, 21st June, 2017
The fast pace and daily stresses of modern life can take a toll on your state of mind and your health. We can often be so busy that we don’t feel we have enough time to stop and meditate. However, meditation can actually reduce stress levels and calm your mind, helping you to focus. Meditation can help us to understand our own mind and promote relaxation. A short meditation can make the world of difference!
There are many types of meditation and ways in which to practise, but breathing meditation is often a good place to start.
To meditate, find a comfortable seated position, in a quiet and peaceful environment. Close your eyes, sit up straight and maintain a good posture, resting your arms gently in your lap.
Pay attention to your breath, breathing naturally. Focus your attention on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. If you’re struggling, place your hands on your stomach and feel your stomach moving in and out as you breathe. If you mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath. Taking some time out to meditate can make a huge difference to your day. You should start to experience a calm mind and a sense of inner harmony. Try to meditate for two to three minutes once a day to start with and then try it for longer periods.
You should notice an immediate calming effect, even after your first meditation session, but this sense of inner peace improves each time you meditate. Regular meditation can reduce stress levels over time and can adapt your attitude to life for the better.