Is meditation a fashion or a healthy habit ?
Trends and fashions can confuse you, because if you start meditating just because all the celebrities are doing it, you won’t last long.
The first thing to do is to define the purpose of the practice, to ask yourself: “Why am I doing this?”
Purpose is the foundation of any endeavor, and the practice of meditation is no exception. Have you determined it? Then let’s move on.
Purpose is the foundation of any endeavor, and meditation is no exception. Have you defined it? Then let’s move on.
The right place is the key to success
The next step is to choose a place to study. Most people believe that the most appropriate place is the bedroom. Indeed, it is necessary to meditate in a comfortable place, but not so comfortable that it is possible to fall asleep.
All places in the apartment evoke certain associations for us. For example, a bed is sleep, a dining table is food. Try to find a place where you will be both comfortable and able to concentrate.
That place can be the floor, then use pillows and blankets. You need to be as comfortable as possible so that you have as few distractions as possible, but at the same time don’t doze off.
Forget the lotus pose
If this is the main obstacle to beginning the practice, please be content. You can practice meditation in any posture that is comfortable for you.
And the lotus pose is just one of the basic asanas in yoga, and it is believed to have a calming effect and promote concentration.
You can also sit on a chair or an armchair, just try to keep your back straight.
You should also take care of comfortable clothing that will not restrict your freedom of movement.
Establish the time you need to practice. This is an important point, because if you sit down to meditate for an hour right away, it is likely to be the first and last day of your endeavor. You will get bored, the children will try to distract you, the milk will run away on the stove, and so will your enthusiasm.
Start with 15-20 minutes, that’s more than enough time to start.
Also try not to skip classes. It will take about two weeks for the new activity to become your habit. It’s not that long, but you need to gather your strength and push your commitment to the limit.
Breathe in and out
There are plenty of meditations, but it’s easier for beginners to start with breathing practices. Focus your attention on raising and lowering your chest and listening to your own breathing.
Don’t get upset if your thoughts suddenly scatter, it seems that nothing helps and this activity is not for you. After all, we are not robots and are unable to stop the thought process. If something has distracted you, just smile at that thought process and smoothly return to the image of meditation.
After all, meditation is about communicating with yourself, and since we are all different, the experience of that communication is individual.
In short, if you want to start meditating, start meditating. That’s the secret.