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How to Meditate

Meditation is so beneficial for your body, mind, and spirit. Meditation can lower stress levels, heart rate, ease muscle tension, and so much more. There are a variety of ways to do it so I want to share some methods with you. To help you to get started, I will guide you. 

To get prepared for a sitting meditation you can find a comfortable spot to sit or lie down. I find it may be helpful for you to start with a simple one- or two-minute meditation: this gets you started and warmed up for longer durations if you so choose.

Next, let go of any expectations if you are simply trying to meditate, that is progress. Judgment does not belong in a meditation so let it wait outside of a space wherever you are next realize you have a left brain and a right brain.

You want to ask the left brain to remain quiet or paused during a meditation. All sorts of distracting thoughts can flow past you let them go. Let go of the to-do lists, let go of any agenda. You may want to gently direct the left brain to quiet down. Gentle reminders throughout the meditation may be needed next depending on the style of meditation. 

You may want a focal point, especially if you're a beginner. Your breath is the easiest focal point to begin with. Close your eyes and simply focus on your breath.

Everything else around you is white noise. Mute all those distractions as best that you can.

This is an exercise for your brain to be quiet and still. Imagine you're unplugging or rebooting your entire system to be fresh and clear again and continue to breathe.

Some people enjoy listening to ambient music during a meditation and that too can be a focal point for you if you wish.

As you end your meditation you may want to wiggle fingers and make slight body movements as you return to an awareness of being in the present. There are some meditations that help you to connect with your body, with nature, your breath, and even nothing at all.

Experiment and enjoy the vast benefits of meditation you can experience many health benefits as you meditate. If you have a device to monitor your heart rate, check your rate before and after meditation to see the results. You'll be amazed! 

These tips are only one approach to meditation, feel free to explore many more. I hope you've enjoyed these meditation tips! 

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