The most important thing to remember about meditation is that there’s no right or wrong. YOUR INTENTION to meditate is so powerful and taking initiative to do it is all that all that matters. The Universe knows what you are intending and will respond accordingly. Give yourself permission to be where you are in your practice, whether it’s your first day, first year, or even if you’ve been practicing for years. It’s called a meditation practice for a reason, and that’s because there is no ending, it’s something you practice ongoing.
These are some helpful tips that I’ve discovered on my meditation journey.
- A good rule of thumb is that when your mind drifts, and it will, that you should immediately bring your attention back to your third eye center and then presume with your guided words, chants, visualization, focus, etc.
- Don’t worry if you fall asleep while meditating. It happens all the time. When you find yourself consistently falling asleep with a specific meditation, maybe it’s time to look for another type of meditation that speaks to you.
- One way to develop good meditation posture is to sit Indian style, half lotus, or full lotus with your back against a wall for support.
- Sit on a pillow, a thick cushioned yoga mat if you need to.
- You don’t have to sit in a “special” posture, you can meditate while sitting in a recliner or, while sitting in your car or even lying on the ground.
- When getting started, sit somewhere comfortable to you and don’t worry about any special posture.
- When your palms are face up you are in receiving mode.
- If in a seated position, place both feet on the ground in front of you. This is grounding and will help center you.
- If chanting, go with the flow and if a tune comes to you, sing it within your chant. (I love doing this!)
- Mudras (hand positions, e.g., index finger touching thumb) are good to learn, but when you are first getting started don’t worry about them unless you are deeply interested, then follow that feeling. But for beginners, don’t stress about not knowing them.
- Relax. The information you need will come to you when the timing is right for you. There should be no stress associated to your meditation practice.
- Notice the subtle changes in your attitude, responses, conversations (or lack thereof) with others the day of and the couple of days following a good-deep meditation. They will be lighter, healthier and happier. But if you don’t notice anything right away, that’s okay. You will start noticing more and have a deeper awareness as you start meditating more.
- Explore different types and styles of meditation. There are so many! A wonderful free resource is to get started is to explore different guided meditations on YouTube.
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