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How to Meditate2020-07-10T17:23:09-04:00

Want to learn how to meditate and drop the frustration?

Looking for some quick answers?

How do you Meditate?2020-07-10T16:02:02-04:00

Not surprisingly, ‘how to meditate?’ is the number one question about meditation. If you ask this question to a group, you are likely to be overwhelmed with answers, all different! This is because there are various meditation types and techniques. From my perspective, the best way to meditate is to do it! Do it right now if you can.

Here’s how:

  1. Find a comfortable position to sit with your back straight.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Notice the breath as it enters and exits your body through your nose. Feel the sensation.
  4. When thoughts, feelings, or sensations arise, acknowledge them and return your focus to your breathing.
  5. Repeat.

Begin meditating for 5 – 15mins per day. Gradually increase your meditation time up to an hour. Meditate in the morning, afternoon, or evening. As often as you like. Just try to be consistent and meditate daily

 

What’s the Goal2020-07-10T16:06:21-04:00

Another popular question, what’s the goal of meditation? We are obsessed with performance, which isn’t compatible with meditation. Often, the question is really about quieting the mind. Many believe this is the goal of meditation. One of the most important things to realize about meditation is that it’s about being. Being just as we are, not as we wish to be, not with a quieted mind,  but with the mind and the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that we are actually experiencing. Be the observer of your mind and body, just as it is.

I Can’t Focus During Meditation2020-07-10T15:37:14-04:00

Watching your mind run in circles can be very frustrating. This is normal for those new to meditation. Over time, with lots of practice your mind will become more peaceful. You should never make this a goal of your meditation though, it will only serve to frustrate you.

If you have underlying conditions like anxiety, PTSD, etc. you may want to try a guided meditation. Perhaps a sound meditation like crystal bowls.

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