Meditation is popular in the press and media right now. This means that many of us will jump to it swiftly, then get very disappointed, and be put off it, and so miss the reals benefits it offers.
So, let’s start with a word of caution. If you want to start meditating, ask yourself why. Don’t just do it because it is the latest fad, or because you are one of these people who don’t like to miss out. Let’s face it, if you are in a good place in your life right now, you may not even consider meditation, but it’s there if you need it. No one can tell you when to start meditating, or if it is a practice you should take on. It is something you will be drawn to or be introduced to for a number of reasons: such as health, relaxation, try something new, or spirituality. You should do a taster and then you will know if this is something you want to make a regular part of your practice.
The best way to avoid getting off to a bad start is to make sure you take it slowly. Firstly, do not settle down to do a marathon sitting first time. Try it for 5 minutes, and the most 10 minutes for the first week. Then review how you got on before deciding to increase the time.Give yourself a try out period. Right now, is a great time to do this – new year, new start. So, January could be your try out month. There will be lots of meditation
New Year – New Start, January could be your try it out month for Meditation
classes starting this month. Have a look online and in your local area.
So, let’s begin:
*Decide how regularly you will mediate: every day, every other day, or two times a week.
*Choose morning or evening
*Choose meditation music or silence.
*Sit quietly in a place where you are free from distractions or disturbances. (The biggest distraction will of course be your mind. It will suddenly become active.)
*Take in a deep breath – breathe out and relax.
*Don’t fight the thoughts – just stick to your plan. Watch, and let the thoughts flow by.
*Gently follow your breathe as you breath in and out. This will help you to focus.
*Watch the time. Calmly open your eyes.
You did it! Namaste! Short and simple, but effective.
For longer meditation sessions and short videos for beginners, go to my You Tube: Meditate and Grow with Zindika.