Have you ever practiced meditation?
Here’s your 4-step guide for meditation
- Find a comfortable and quiet place to sit. This can be a dedicated meditation room, a corner of your bedroom, or even a peaceful outdoor spot. Make sure you won’t be disturbed for the duration of your meditation.
- Get into a comfortable position. You can sit on a cushion on the floor with your legs crossed, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground, or lie down on a mat or blanket. It’s important to be comfortable so you can relax and focus on your meditation.
- Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Pay attention to the sensation of the breath moving in and out of your body. As you inhale, feel the air entering your nostrils and filling your lungs. As you exhale, feel the air leaving your body and releasing any tension.
- Focus your attention on a single point. This can be the sensation of your breath, a mantra or phrase you repeat to yourself, or an object you gaze at. Whenever your mind wanders, gently redirect your focus back to your chosen point of focus. Continue this process for as long as you like, gradually increasing the length of your meditation sessions as you get more comfortable with the practice.
Just 10 minutes of meditation a day can do a lot for your mindfulness.