How can I get into meditation. What is the best time of day etc? X

Jonathan C.
For me the best time to meditate is in the afternoon when I have this little down time after lunch. Start easy with just some breathing and exercises just for a minute or two. You can do more when you feel ready.

Crystal P.
I would like to say afternoon or evening,, however some might prefer mornings, so any time is good, just as long as one gets that down time

Trish F.
Wake up a bit earlier and do it while the world is still quiet. Look up videos on how to meditate on YouTube. Start with 5 minutes and build up. I also practice Qi Gong, which is quieting the mind through gentle movement. Insight Timer is a cool meditation app, and try Jeffrey Chand on YouTube for short QiGong routines.

Reginald F.
You just begin. Everyone meditates at different times and places. I find doing a short meditation in the morning helps me get started with a clear head. Likewise, another session in the evening helps me unwind and come back to center. After meditating like that for a few weeks, I noticed that I was calmly handling situations that would have stressed me out. Best advice, do it, do it daily. You'll see the result and that's motivation.

Vicki P.
From my experience, I’ve learned that there is really no right or wrong way to meditate- it’s all about deep breathing and focused thoughts. The best time of day is in the morning because you’re less likely to forget about it and it’s a great way to start the day. Start small, you only need about 5 -10 uninterrupted minutes. Listen to some guided meditation videos and go from there! You can also set a reminder in your phone to help you stay on track.

Heidi Y.
I have had success with either 1) guided meditations before bed with my insight app or 2) group meditation or 3) just focusing on taking 20 deep breaths in a row. Maybe someday I will get to the point where I can do morning meditations alone but I’m not there yet.

Kapil Q.
Well, to begin with
1st. There is no best time to meditate, you can do it anywhere n anytime that works for you
2nd. Look around for a calm, quite place

Brent O.
That's totally dependent on your schedule! I'd say you need to look for the compromise between when you're most awake and when you need that moment to re-center. For me, I usually meditate after my tea break mid-afternoon, because I'm a little caffeinated so I wont fall asleep and usually need a respite from work, but I've also gone through phases where I meditated just after working out in the morning because it was a really good time for me to just be present and centered, as opposed to now when I'm prioritizing the need for a break.

Julia O.
Some good ideas: 1)create a beautiful and inspiring meditation space (maybe with candles, a nice and comfortable cushion, an inspiring picture or figurine etc), 2) make a commitment to do it every day, even if it's only for 5 minutes (every time ypu meditate, check it off in a calendar and try to make an unbroken chain that is as long as possible), 3) try different times of the day and see what works best for you. I personally recommend meditating in the morning, before you go out into the world and deal with stress, committments and duties etc. Meditation is also great for stressing down at the end of the day though. Try everything and see what works best for you💛

Karin Q.
A quote: From walking to sitting is merely a change of postures. Meditation is about being present, to be aware of what is happening. This way we can see things clearly. So it is not a practice of 5 or 10 minutes but it is a habit. You can practice sitting right after waking up in the morning when the mind is fresh, one can check in in oneself and set an intention for the day. I recommend to practice the habit of being present by pausing up to 7 times a day (ademruimte). But really one can practice any moment and it doesn't have to be with closed eyes or by moving like a turtle. May you be safe and happy and may you open to love. (Another quote)

Allegra N.
The best time is one that your can keep consistent as a part of your routine. So it works well to attach it to your getting up or going to bed rituals

Jamie Y.
Any time you have no distractions! It is best to start with guided meditations as they help you slow down. Try a few different kinds as different ways to go into meditation work for different people. Don't worry if your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your intentions and continue.

Jonathan P.
The best time would be whenever you can best keep to the routine. So if you already have a lot to do in the morning, before going to sleep every night would be best.

But if like me you find it hard to stick to the same time every day, then always plan the day before when you will meditate tomorrow (write it down). Sometimes I have to meditate before work, other times before sleep, depending on what my work schedule is.

There are benefits to either time so I don't worry about that -meditating in the morning sets you up nicely for the day, but you should sleep better if you meditate in the evening which would lead to you feeling more refreshed the next day. So I would prioritise the time that best fits into your own life! 🙂

Gustav C.
I use the headspace app which has a great 10 day starter course for free that answers all these questions! I've heard the best time is in the morning but for me, the best time is any time I can get it in the day. Good luck in your meditation journey. 10 minutes a day has changed my life.

Madeleine B.
My personal recommendation is bedtime, it worked great for me! To begin with I didn't realky think of it as meditation either just an exercise to relax an easier fall to sleep. But it is meditation and it both works for better sleep and has launched me into using meditation as a tool during all times of the day.