I start with simply following my breath in and out, allowing my focus to come into my body, to my breath. If thoughts come up, I acknowledge them, then return to my breath.
For me, the goal is not concentrating, not thinking, but simply being present in my body, letting go of the outside world, allowing my body to move or stretch or settle down.
Even five minutes of this can relax me and refresh my energy. Just breathe.
If I need to calm down quick. I will use the meditation from the app. Breath for 4 second, hold your breath for 7 and exhale for 8 until I feel sufficiently calmed down.
In the morning while I do light therapy I will listen to a Tara Brach podcast which ends with some meditation. It's like listening to my mothers positive and encouraging words. Gives me something to focus on the rest of the day.
Hope it’s useful 🙂
- 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?