Introduction to Meditation
Meditation is a great way to clear your mind of the worries, anxieties and stresses of the day. If you’re not familiar with this method of relaxation, you may think it’s difficult, however with practice, you’ll find that it’s not hard at all. Just like the way, anything new we are seeking to learn needs practice, meditation also needs time to be mastered.
During our Coaching Sessions also, we use this as a tool to create awareness for our clients and as a Holistic Life Coach, making our clients aware of the benefits of meditation as well as giving them tips on how best to meditate significantly enhances the clients experience in our coaching sessions adding tremendous value.
Starting a Meditative Practice
The hardest part is simply overcoming the resistance and procrastination to make the time to meditate. Once you believe in its power and see its results, you won’t let anything get in the way of you and your peaceful practice of meditation. It might be tough in the beginning, like learning something new – either learning to drive a car, learning to operate a computer or cooking, it does need practice to calm the mind and meditate.
Create a goal for yourself and keep evaluating your progress as you go. Commit to at least 10 minutes of daily meditation for 21 days and notice the difference. Keep monitoring your emotional state, the way you respond to situations, changes in your ability to handle stressful situations, your comfort level if you can meditate beyond 10 minutes. After this time, evaluate whether the meditation has made an overall positive difference in your life.
Best Tips to Calming the mind with Meditation that you can follow:
1. Choose a time to Meditate
Choose an ideal time for you to meditate – either early in the morning or in the evening after you return home from work or before you go to sleep. It depends on the time which best suits you and you won’t rush. You can start with shorter sessions of a minimum 10 minute duration in the beginning, and eventually you could aim to meditate for 30 minutes to an hour during each session. Right when you get up or before you go to bed are good times to practice. Make meditation a priority for yourself just like you would for everything else that’s important in your life.
2. Create a specific place for your practice
Creating a particular space and meditating in this place each day not only makes you feel comfortable, it also enhances the energy and vibrational frequency of that space. Whenever you feel overwhelmed or in a mood of rage, coming to this space makes you feel calm and subtle. Have some nice energised crystal clusters, a rock salt lamp, divine pictures and a soothing lighting in this place which brings you into the frequencies as you step in.
3. Keep an elevated posture
Sitting upright with your back straight is the ideal position you could practice doing. If you slouch, you won’t be in a good position for meditation and you’re more likely to fall asleep. Elevate your posture and you’ll feel more open to the world. Relax in a crossed legged or other comfortable sitting position and rest your hands in your lap. At times you could also choose to lie down flat on your back, with your hands straight on your sides, palms facing upwards to receive the energies.
4. Focus on your breath
Your main goal is to keep your attention on your breath as you breathe in and breathe out. It may help to say a mantra as simple as “AUM” with every breath and visualize breathing in good energy and letting out the bad energy with each cycle. Breathe at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Work toward deep, long breaths. You could also focus on the sound of the fan rotating in your room or the air-conditioner if you prefer using one. Playing some soft soothing meditation music can also help.
5. Acknowledge your thoughts
During meditation, you would want to remain fully present, though thoughts are going to come to your mind while you’re trying to meditate. Allow these thoughts to come out and flow. Consistently try to bring back your focus to your breathing or to any other source you may be concentrating on after letting these thoughts pass. Don’t be frustrated by these thoughts, and at the same time don’t let thoughts take your attention completely away. Always acknowledge your thoughts for coming up, give them gratitude and release them and then bring your focus back to your breath.
6. Fight the urge to sleep
Many people complain of the urge to sleep during meditation sessions, mainly because it’s relaxing and you’re meditating during early morning or late evening hours. Maintaining a good posture and staying with focus helps.
7. Consistency is the key: Maintain your practice
Once you discover the many benefits of meditating, you would certainly love to do it regularly and most likely become an integral part of you and your daily routine. In case you have a challenge with time to meditate every day, it would be worthy to at least sit down in complete calmness for a few minutes and keep up with regular meditation practice.
8. Peaceful perspective on life
Meditation will help you keep a peaceful perspective on life and reveal a lot of things about your true self and your inner-being. You can use it to relax, lift up your moods, energize your body, mind and soul depending on your purpose or any intention with which you meditate. With passing time and with more experience meditating, you would make your life more joyful, happier, peaceful and fulfilling!
KEEP THE CONNECTION WITH YOUR INNER-BEING LIVE WITH THIS SIMPLE PRACTICE!