With the demands of the modern life, you probably feel that you’re always rushing from one place to the other. Always with plenty of stress with so much to do and so little time to do everything. And all this stress and exhaustion just make you frustrated, impatient, and unhappy. Not to mention that it might also affect your overall health.
You are so rushed that you don’t even remember that taking a deep breath may actually help you calm down a bit.
And this is why meditation can help you. Meditation is becoming more and more popular nowadays because we are all dealing with the same stress.
But meditation won’t help you with just these. It will also teach you to better understand your mind. And by doing it, you’ll be able to transform the negative into positive, the unhappy into happy, and the disturbed into peaceful.
Just follow the next steps to start meditating:
- Step 1: You need a peaceful environment:
You need to find a place where you can be calm and where you don’t get interrupted for 20 minutes. Your goal is to focus on the meditation, so any outside stimuli can affect it. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes. They should be light colors, preferably white.
- Step 2: Sit in a comfortable position:
You can sit on the floor with your legs crossed or in a chair with support for your back. You need to be as comfortable as you can but you also need to make sure your spine is upright.
- Step 3: Close your eyes and relax:
Now that you’re in a peaceful environment and you’re in a comfortable position, it’s time to close your eyes. Just relax your whole body and place your hand on your knees while palms facing upward. Don’t hold any body part or any muscle.
Thinking about each part of your body in order to relax them. Start by your legs, arms, back, head, face, chest, and abdomen.
- Step 4: Keep sitting steadily:
You may feel like you need to scratch or move a part of your body when you’re meditating. But you should avoid doing it. Feel how your body is so steady and give 2 to 3 minutes to develop this feeling of stillness.
- Step 5: Focus on your breathing:
Now, it’s time to focus on your breathing for 5 to 10 minutes. Just pay attention to how the breath is coming in and out of your nostrils. Do not change or alter your breath pattern, be a witness of your rhythmic breath flow.
- Step 6: Finishing meditation:
To finish meditating, you need to slowly start becoming aware of your body by switching the attention from the breath the to your body and then feel your posture. Open your eyes slowly and release the posture.
Meditation is a marathon, not a 100-yard race. You won’t probably feel its effects in the short term as you might expect. Also, if you intend to start meditating, you need to know that this is an activity you need to do regularly. Just doing it occasionally when you’re feeling bad won’t work in the long term. It may calm you down a bit, but the whole point of meditation is to make you have a better experience in life, during the entire day, not just for a couple of hours.