4 Tips to Start Meditating
If you're anywhere in your self-exploration journey, you probably heard about the benefits of meditation. Well, if you're like me you understand the concept inside and out but the hardest part is getting started.
In the video below, I share my top 4 tips to get started with your meditation practice.
To re-cap, here are my top 4 tips to start meditating:
Set up a special place where you will practice every day. This can be a small altar, or a peaceful corner with a floor pillow and some plants.
Keep your practice short. 10 minutes is an ideal time to start, more than that the mind can get very chatty and you might feel "defeated" rather than motivated at the end.
Consistency is key. Practicing every day for a short period of time is better than practicing for 30 min two times a week. Consistency will help you build a routine, and eventually you will be able to meditate longer on a daily basis.
Remember the goal is not to have a "blank mind." Your mind will wander, it is the nature of it. The key is to notice your thoughts when they occur, and return your focus to your breath even if that focus on lasts 2 seconds. With time, there will be more space between your thoughts!
Hope you enjoy these tips and that they get you one step closer to starting your meditation practice!
I am currently studying yoga through the Bhodi Yoga Center. Bodhi Yoga™ is a therapeutic style of yoga that benefits beginners and challenges advanced students of any age or ability. It utilizes the power of the "slow approach," where the journey is as important as the destination.
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Yoga is a ancient tradition linked to Indian cultures. I am not of Indian cultural descent and try to practice yoga from a place of learning and deep respect for cultures that made this practice available for all of us. Any yogic knowledge you see on this page was not created or invented by me, rather established and practiced for thousands of years. For more information on the history of Yoga, click here and visit the Indian Yoga Association webpage.