Yes, I particularly like mediation that gets you to tense and release muscles in your body to relax and relieve tension
No but people swear by it so I meditate anyways. I think the point is just to train your brain to focus on something, be it breath, sounds, or whatever
I like breathing meditation! I haven't really tried any other types of meditation.
Meditation should be done for its own sake, not with some gaining idea of benefits or enlightenment. In this sense, all that matters is that you sit on your cushion/stool in an upright posture and pay attention to the feelings of your breath. Eyes closed or open, whatever feels right for you. Whenever you notice your mind wandering, notice what it is that carried it away and return its attention to the breath without judgement.
Yes, definitely. It helps me to calm down and be more aware of my feelings. Perhaps in the moment you won't feel the benefits, but if you keep practising, you will realise you are calmer and more present in daily life.
- How do you feel after meditation?
- How do you meditate well through illness or feeling pain? I find I struggle to breathe gently if I’m snuffling with a heavy cold and find it difficult to find peaceful calm in the face of persistent pain. Does anyone have strategies for meditating through these sort of challenges?
- Do you feel that meditation helps you?
- When do you find it easier to meditate: early in the day or to help wind down at night?
- How does one move from guided meditations to self directed meditation?
- How do I suppose to feel when meditate?
- How often do you recommend meditation?
- Best application to help me meditate?
- What part of meditation is your favorite?
- How do you motivate yourself to accomplish your habits when you’re busy?