- How can I relax my body fully? I constantly feel tension in my legs or even face muscles. Do you have any advice on this?
- Where are some of your favorite places to mediate? Is it beneficial to mediate in your room, sitting up on your bed ?
- Can you feel any difference since you started meditation?
- What are the best non-subscription, totally free meditation apps?
- Is okay that I go to my happy place when I meditate? Or do I need an absolute clear head?
since I don't know you I have to make some assumptions but I think I would start there. I know in the past when I have started health initiatives like exercise or meditating, I have sacrificed sleep to fit it all in. Sometimes I still do. But I have to remember that good sleep is just as important as anything else. And I can't let anyone dictate how much sleep is right for me either. That is up to my body, not a national average
So, if you are trying to wake up extra early in order to meditate, make sure you are going to bed earlier too. And take your time getting used to the new schedule. If you need some time to just get used to being awake at that hour, take a few days to do something else. Something that will keep you awake.
You could also do something a little stimulating before you meditate. I always brush my teeth and drink a large glass of water when I first get out of bed. And then I meditate. Maybe go for a walk first?
I hope this helps
better than nothing.
If truth be told I grab moments that aren’t the quietest but are free throughout the day. So I might listen on the train on the way to work for example.
Even these first steps are good and true and in the right direction for me.
Sometimes I meditate to calm down or fall asleep, and in that case I lay down.
But often I meditate over a 'certain matter' and then I sit.
Sometimes I even stand up.
A lead meditation, repeated, to suggest some insights can sometimes be done when preparing a cup of tea (or something else that doesn't need much attention).
A bath can be a perfect time for meditating moore 'freely' (over your own topics). When feeling almost weightless, your body will not disturb you.
Sometimes I meditate more focused on the meditation itself. On the breathing and on how the body feels. In those cases it can be a training to 'be disturbed' by the body and to learn how to neglect it. (And not move your legs every time you sense a small pressure.)
When I am having trouble focusing, I try to put my hands i a 'typical meditation position' (your thumbs touching your middle fingers). That helps focusing, because it's a little hard for me.
- What does meditation do?
- Should I meditate in silence or with peaceful music?
- What are some of your difficulties with meditation and how do you cope with them/maintain focus?
- How to not get into sleep
- Can you meditate while driving?
- Do you think you need to meditate every day? Or do you alternate that with journaling?
- It’s difficult to me to have self-discipline. The worst of all is that I compare myself to others and I get disappointed. How can meditation help me get over it?
- What should I think about during meditation to improve calmness and increase the duration of the meditation?
- What is mindfulness meditation?
- How do you sit while you meditate?