I make sure the room is quiet and I can't hear any noises from outside. That helps me focus.
After it gives you a good baseline of meditation 101, it teaches you more advanced techniques. Once you feel comfortable doing it on your own, I find it helpful to employ those techniques with some sort of rythmic sound. Fire crackling, wind howling, etc.
Hope this helps!
Guided visualization is wonderful if you are stuck or for falling asleep or releasing stress. I hope this helps. Start with trying to focus for one minute. This may take some time. Just enjoy. There is nothing you have to do and no right or wrong. Just intend to focus and bring the mind back when you forget.
- What do you think about when you meditate?
- I just have such a hard time not letting my thoughts get in the way, any suggestions?
- What do people “get “out of meditation?
- Is there a position in which you feel more easy to concentrate?
- What time is needed for meditation? Should it be different in the morning and in the evening? If you sometimes fall asleep during meditation, what should you do?
- In meditation. Is your mind supposed to be clear or can you meditate on something positive (or both)?
- How do you sit straight but relaxed?
- When meditating are there easier ways to focus instead of visualizing my breath? I have a hard time concentrating and keeping my mind from wandering when meditating. Does this get better with practice? And what are tips to get better?
- Sometime, while meditating I feel the urge to open my eyes. It’s better to open them or trying to focus harder?
- How do you know when you’re comfortable enough to start meditating without a guided meditation?