Meditation is one of the most incredible things I have put into my daily routine, it is incredibly helpful and calming and getting in touch with your emotions can also help to train the mind.
So what is meditation?
Meditation is all about transforming the mind, during meditation it can help you to be able to concentrate, to gain clarity, understanding of your own emotions and a calm way of feeling mentally. I have found that by doing meditation it helps me to see another side of things and not only that I feel much calmer.
To start concentration meditation it’s all about focusing on one thing, so that could be your breathing, staring at something, counting your breath, counting something aloud, or repeating a phrase. To start off start with a couple of minutes, turn off all of your electronics, and just sit in calm for a few minutes, focus on something. When your concentration starts to weaken, take a deep breath and focus on other things, that is what I do when I feel my brain wandering.
When your concentration is lacking, you have lots of thoughts going through your mind, it’s important to make a mental note of these thoughts. A lot of the time the thoughts or feelings that come into your brain follow patterns, and practicing this over a period of time can help the person who is meditating to judge whether or not these feelings or thoughts are good or bad.
Ways Of Starting Meditation
There are lots of ways in which you can do this, for example there are lots of videos on YouTube which you can follow, that can be a really good place to start with meditation, because then you can see if this is something you want to do and if this practice is what you want to continue.
My tips for starting meditation are:
- Find somewhere comfortable and quiet, you can sit or lie down or in a chair where you’re the most relaxed.
- Take a deep breath and calm, by this point you need to close your eyes.
- Don’t start to focus on your breathing yet, you need to breathe calmly and naturally.
- Now is the time you have to focus on your breath, focus on the way your body reacts to the breathing, how does it make you feel, all the while your shoulders move, your chest lifts, focus on the breath. At this point there can be moments where your mind loses focus, when this happens, focus on your breathing.
- Slowly over the day or weeks increase the amount of time you take to meditate.