I use headspace and the breathe app on my watch. I sometimes find thoughts pop into my head but I try really hard to refocus on my breathe. I sleep so much better once I’ve meditated.
Sarah Van Hyfte
Meditating, to me, is just stopping and relaxing your body, soul, and mind. I think it’s good if your mind wanders, just when you realize it go back to focusing on your breath or your body, whatever it was before. Just let your mind wander, don’t get upset over it, and just go back to your first point of focus.
I really struggle to stay focused but and learning as I go. I've learnt its best to meditate first thing before the house wakes. I've learnt never to check my messages or emails before I meditate or else that's me totally distracted and finding it hard to stay present.
I focus on my breath and I release any tension with each breath. You can feel the difference when you let go. In your face, shoulders, neck, etc. Just keep focusing on the in and out rhythm. It's okay to get off track. You can always get back on. Keep practicing. It gets more fluid.
- What is meditation for you? What else do you experience as if meditating? Is meditation a specific activity?
- What meditation is the most beneficial when you’re new to meditation?
- Do you vary your times, or meditate more than once?
- What time of day do you most like to meditate?
- What’s your best meditation experience to date?
- How do you manage to concentrate and not be disturbed by noise and other thoughts while meditating?
- What do you observe while meditating? What is on your mind?
- Have you seen any conscious changes in your daily routines? If so what are they?
- Is it wrong to meditate while lying down?
- How “deep” does one go into meditation? I feel that I stay quite aware of my surroundings. Is this OK?