I usually meditate twice a day- once in the morning when I first wake up before I get out of 🛌 and then late at night as part of my bedtime routine.
- How can you keep your mind focused during meditation?
- Do you get better at meditating the longer you do it?
- What are the differences you notice when you meditate?
- What do you do to refocus when interrupted during meditation?
- Which practices and apps do you feel have had the most positive influence on your personal life experiences?
3, sort of. In the morning I'll use my exercise time for dynamic meditation, in the afternoons I'll use a break at work to collect myself and create a sense of stillness via static meditation. In the evenings I'll utilize static meditation to reflect on the events of the day and critique my moods and reactions to various stimuli. So I meditate 3 times, but in vastly different ways.
After building my meditation practice over 3 years, I’m now at a place where I meditate 2-3 times daily. I’ve done entire days of meditation, I’ve gone months with out doing it too. Life happens. You test and find what is right for you. I find that shorter (10 min or less) are good for morning and afternoon, after a stressful day at work I’ll do a 30 minute decompression meditation, and quite frequently I do a body scan meditation at night. Insight timer has worked well for me, I tend to prefer guided meditations over silent meditations, I’m starting to get to a place where I have the guided mediations I prefer memorized, I can take those journeys any time and lead me into a silent meditation. I’ve accepted that meditation isn’t the absence of feeling or thoughts, but rather the total and absolute acceptance of their existence, so absolute that they pass seemlessly through my mind like a sweet breeze. Other times they’re jarring and shocking like lightning and thunder, it’s like some thought has dominated, just hidden. But now that it’s out, I get to work at it in my meditation practices, until it drifts as calmly as a cloud through my mind. It doesn’t matter how many times you meditate. The duration and the type that’s insignificant. The mindfulness and peace is what you are seeking. If it only takes you 30 seconds, then that’s an amazing meditation. Sometimes you will find you walk through your life meditating. Disregard your expectations. Don’t hold on to any idea of what it should be. Just allow it to be what you need at that moment.
- 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?