Meditation often falls mistakenly into the file of hippy , too scary, too much time, too weird, freaky, religious, or even against my religion! But really it’s the cool chick secret to release. Even though every meditation session will be different, there is ‘no expectation’ for results. Side effects can be feeling less overwhelmed, being on top of your to do list, rejuvenation better than sleep, lighter energy, less worries stress and a better ability to deal with challenges positively.
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“Meditation is a practice for being more aware of yourself”
This means meditation is a practice where you observe yourself and there are a variety of cool ways to do this! There are methods all over Google and some can be intense and some are more fun. I’m going to give you a bit of background on why do meditation anyway and a simple meditation to get you started.
What’s the point?
Meditation is like a spring clean for your entire brain and body. It’s a recharge system that is even more restful than sleep. Simply by sitting (that’s it!) for 3 minutes or more. It makes all the benefits of deep rest manifest in your body. It can help productivity, relaxation, stress levels, skin, health and even reduce wrinkles! While it promises no tangible results in the textbooks you will know yourself how it can feel. I dare you to pay no attention to snobby scientists (this is too simple and cheap) and do your own do diligence by testing it out. Meditation can go anywhere from 3 minutes to 20-30 minutes and beyond for pros. It is best done as a daily practice and as many times as possible a week if daily doesn’t work for you.
Simple Sitting Meditation
- Grab your comfiest chair, beanbag, couch, cushion or stool.
Some people like to meditate bolt upright while others dig the slouch.
- Grab a timer
It’s best if you have some form of timer and turn off any distractions or let people know you will be out for a while. Put your timer on your limit. Try at least 3 minutes and close your eyes.
- Get comfy
Wiggle around a little bit so you can comfortably be still for the next wee while. So itch your nose, tense your hands, screw up your face, roll your shoulders and ease into your seat a bit more.
- Pay attention to your breathing
With your eyes closed pay attention to your breath by watching the pattern, speed, depth and tension of it.
- Listen to your brains freak out level
OMG! How many more minutes? I need to itch my nose again. I can’t control my breath. This is boring. Try not to get involved in them and act as if you were an observer outside yourself.
- Take an inventory of how your body feels
Is there any pain or tension? Is the body is trying to tell you something? Anything you hadn’t noticed before? Let that dissolve with the breath too.
Your aim is not to have no thoughts but to be uninvolved in them. Sometimes there will be no thoughts or some big gaps between thoughts. Sometimes there will be constant brain chatter, that’s ok too. The best thing is that you are actually putting time aside to do it.
Challenge for you is to practice this as many times as you can this week and observe what challenges (procrastination), thoughts (what’s the point) and insights (this actually does recharge me) and leave a comment with your discoveries below!
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