Meditation is so important to help maintain balance, patience and happiness in our everyday lives. It only takes a few minutes to get some of the benefits. I’ve been meditating for about 5 minutes before bed every night the past few weeks and it has made a huge difference in how I feel in the morning. I feel more energy, less stress and not as much negativity or mental blockage.
If you’re new to the process of meditating here are a few tips:
1) Pay attention to posture. Sit straight up in a chair or on the floor with legs crossed.
2) Eyes open. The inclination is to close our eyes but it’s easier to stay focused when your eyes are open. Pick a spot on the wall and keep your eyes pinned.
3) Pay attention to your breath. Breath in and out slowly, focusing on your breath. When your mind wanders bring it back to the feel and sound of you breathing.
When I meditate I imagine myself in a place like a desert or a forest with no one else around me. I have no needs or wants. I’m not hot or cold, not hungry or thirsty, I have no pain and for that matter no joy. It’s a state of complete peace.
For more tips on how to meditate successfully check out this article from Good Life Zen.
Do you have some tips to add? How often do you meditate and for how long? How does it make you feel?
Hilary Ann Lambert