Life can at times be busy, complicated and hectic.
Between taking care of your family’s needs, meeting the demands of your boss and achieving your personal aspirations, it can seem hard to find the time to reflect and unwind.
Ask yourself the following:
- Do you tend to keep your cool, or lose it under stressful situations?
- Do you wish you could have just half an hour a day for yourself, but can’t seem to fit it in?
- Do your stress, fear and worry about the future prevent you from achieving more happiness in the present moment?
Mediation is the perfect exercise for anyone who needs clarity, peace of mind, happiness or a time of reflection. It’s no longer a “New Age” practice, but an “everyone, anytime” exercise that gives you the opportunity to recharge your creative battery and reconnect you to your inner voice — and inner self.
But what does that mean?
When you commit to a daily meditation practice, your perspective, attitude and health change for the better!
The best part of all?
Meditation doesn’t require a costly gym membership or personal trainer. Breath, empty your mind of its constant chatter and relax—meditation can be done in any room of your house! Here’s how.
Make It Consistent
There are endless benefits of mediation. From a sounder night’s sleep to stress relief, meditation helps you to improve your self-confidence, achieve weight loss goals and even help you forgive others.
Improve your attitude about life, love and your overall purpose by making it a daily habit.
Even if you’ve never meditated before, you can do this by choosing a room in your home you feel most comfortable in.
It could be your bedroom, living room or a spare room. Just be sure to pick a room that is quiet and free from distraction.
Any time of the day or night is perfectly fine to meditate but starting your day by clearing your mind and connecting with your center may be the ideal time to meditate. Commit to a meditation practice first thing in the morning, and you’ll be less tempted to skip it!
Learn to Become Aware of Your Breath
Focusing on your breath may seem unnatural at the beginning. After all, when was the last time you actually paid attention to the motion of your inhale and exhale?
However, cultivating (and concentrating on) an awareness for your breath increases oxygen to your blood, releases toxins from your body and brings on clarity.
You don’t have to be a master at meditating.
You just have to breathe. Sit in a comfortable position, whether that’s sitting upright with your legs crossed in front of you, or lying down on your back. Inhale through your nose until you’ve counted to five.
Hold for three. Then, exhale through your mouth until you’ve counted to five. Repeat, until the thoughts in your mind have dissipated and you begin to feel relaxed from head to toe.
Personalize the Experience
Meditation is a personal experience, which is why it’s so important to find the right type of meditation for you.
Experiment with various styles so you can find the perfect one for you. For example, if you love being outdoors, try meditating in your backyard. If you have an active imagination, try mantra meditation (which involves repeating an affirmation or mantra throughout.)
Meditation is beneficial for any age, any religion and any walk of life. Best of all, it’s free! Enjoy the convenience of meditating at home and reap the benefits of a relaxed body, a peaceful mind and a positive attitude.