Reap the great benefits of meditation
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the word, MEDITATION.
Unfortunately, despite all the great benefits we can get from this technique such as focusing your attention on a specific object, sound, or thought to help you achieve a state of relaxation and clarity of mind, only a few really practice it.
Maybe it’s because what we only knew about meditation is sitting still while closing our eyes and trying not to sleep. Trust me, I’m also one of those who’ve got great misconceptions about meditation as well. Nowadays though, I’ve been reaping the fruits of what I’ve learned about how meditation is done and enjoying the great benefits of it which I love, specifically, the clarity of mind.
Let me share with you how meditation is done and how you can do this practice yourself and reap the fruits as well as I do!
Find a quiet and comfortable place: Choose a quiet and comfortable space where you can sit or lie down without being disturbed.
Get into a comfortable position: Sit or lie down in a comfortable position with your back straight and your hands resting on your lap or on your knees.
Set a timer: Set a timer for the amount of time you want to meditate, such as 5, 10, or 20 minutes.
Focus on your breath: Focus your attention on your breath as you inhale and exhale. You can count your breaths or simply observe them.
Notice when your mind wanders: When your mind starts to wander, simply notice it and gently bring your attention back to your breath.
Practice regularly: Consistent practice is key to developing a regular meditation practice. Try to meditate for a few minutes every day, gradually increasing the amount of time you spend meditating.
And like every skill you want to hone, meditation takes time and practice to develop. Be patient with yourself and try not to judge your experience. Over time, you may find that meditation helps you feel more relaxed, focused, and centered.