How to Mediate to Get the Peace of Mind You Deserve?
Modern life in this day and age is hectic and overwhelming. Each one of us undergoes a lot of stress and towards the end of the day fatigue and the feeling of being over-worked hits us hard. Meditation is a way out of a stressful life ridden with fatigue that makes us lethargic, impatient, and frustrated. Did you know that meditation could help you stay focused and calm during a stressful situation? All you need is a 10 to 15-minute break from your daily routine for meditation.
Learn how to transform your body and mind through meditation in this easy to understand short guide to meditation.
A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
How does one learn to meditate? The answer is pretty simple, we learn to meditate by controlling and focusing on our breathing. Concentration on your breathing is the first step towards your long journey to a perfect meditation session. Learning to pay attention to your breathing as you inhale and exhale translates to learning how to return to or remain in the current moment. Heres how to start meditating as a beginner.
Step 1: Find a Calm, Quiet Place
Look for a spot in your home or your favorite park that’s calm, quiet and it should make you feel at ease and relaxed. Choose an isolated spot in the park that’s away from the hustle and bustle of the park. If you’re home or at the office make sure there’s no external noise to disturb you.
Step 2: Be Comfortably Seated
Find a comfortable seating position; you can sit on the floor with a yoga mat or any other seating arrangement on the floor or on a comfortable seat.
Step 3: Concentrate on Your Breathing
Once you’re comfortably seated, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Focus on the natural inhaling and exhaling of breath, feel your breath rise from your lungs through your nose. Try to empty your mind from random thoughts as much as possible at this stage.
Step 4: Notice Where your Mind Takes You
While focusing on your breathing there will be a time when your mind will wander away. this is where you have to notice where your mind has wandered off to during your session.
Step 5: Return Your Wandering Mind Back
After you’ve allowed your mind to roam free it’s time to come back. Start concentrating on your breathing to return. An important thing to remember here is never to judge or obsess over the thoughts wandering through your mind, just focus on coming back. That’s all it is to meditation, you wander away, you come back all the while having your focus on a single element.
The Bottom line
Meditation teaches us to be focused and determined. It helps you train your mind into being sharper allowing you to improve your concentration. It also helps us relax our wandering mind by reducing the stress levels. All you need is to get ten to fifteen minutes from your schedule to mediate your troubles away. Check out my 21 day meditation experiment featured on Tonic Toronto