Why should you meditate? The benefits can be pretty endless; but to sum them up, meditation is good for the body, mind, and soul. If meditation doesn’t work, it should have died several years ago. This practice has been around for several centuries now.
But how do you exactly begin your meditation? Is it difficult as others say it is? The answer to the last question is yes, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any techniques to learn to speed up the learning process. Here are some of them:
Schedule a good time to meditate. Those who are already experts to the process can already meditate at anytime of the day. However, for the beginners, it’s best to determine the best time on when they are going to do it. Usually, it’s done very early in the morning or before going to bed.
Meditation doesn’t have to happen for such a long period. You can begin for a few minutes, say 15 to 30 minutes. Once you get used to it and are focused into what you’re doing, you may not be aware of the time anymore.
Nevertheless, by having a definite schedule, you can organize your task list for the day and ensure you can meditate at least once daily. This is how you can make it a part of your habit.
Be comfortable. Comfort is at the utmost when you’re meditating. Any type of discomfort may veer your mind away from what you’re doing. Before you know it, you’re no longer meditating, and your mind is already cluttered with a lot of other thoughts.
Comfort should be considered when you’re choosing a place for meditation. It’s also advisable to wear very comfortable clothes, normally loose-fitting shirts and sweatpants. If you feel awkward sitting on a surface, you can meditate while on a chair. Just ensure you are not touching the chair’s back.
Take slow deep breaths. Next to comfort, breathing is a crucial part of the meditation process. There are two reasons. First, with breathing, you can allow the oxygen to properly get into your body, nourishing every living cell. Thus, you feel nourished and healthy. Second, it diverts your mind’s attention from the worries to the breaths themselves. You will feel the movement of your lungs and diaphragm as you inhale and exhale the air. Soon you will discover that you have also been calmed by the breaths.
Play subliminal messages. Being in a meditative state is the best time to use subliminal messages. At this time, your mind is very much open, and the subliminal messages can easily get into the subconscious.
Subliminal messages may usually come in the form of positive statements or affirmations. They are beneficial when you have challenges that seem to be too difficult to conquer, such as addiction. You can also use the subliminal messages to improve your level of self-confidence.
You cannot get the results you want at one try. Hence, as mentioned, consider doing meditation as a part of your new lifestyle.