5 Secrets To Blissful Meditation
Posted: Sep 14 2015
Sitting in silence can be hard. Especially when you’re busy, and your mind is full of to-do lists, worries and future plans. This inability to quiet the mind (and the frustration that comes along with it) is one of the main reasons that people give up on meditation before they are able to experience the many benefits of the calming practice.
However, it IS possible to beat the mental chatter and we want to help you get there! If you’re ready to experience life in a more present, grounded and peaceful way, read on for our top 5 tips achieving blissful mediation practice.
1. Set aside a time frame, and stay committed!
• Schedule your meditation practices in advance. Aim for a daily routine (even if it’s only for 10-15 minutes to start with) and treat it like an important meeting. Add it to your calendar and stick to it!
2. Make sure there will be no external distractions
• Meditating in a quiet location where you know that you will not be interrupted is essential for mental relaxation and focus. Find a time where you can be alone, leave your phone and computer behind, and allow yourself to completely step away from the outside world.
3. Start With Your Breath
• Start by breathing deeply and slowly, this will help focus your mind and relax the body. Turning your attention to each inhale and exhale will help you settle into your practice and minimise distracting thoughts.
4. Identify Your Frustrations
• It is common to feel some frustration when you begin meditating. Allow yourself to notice and feel the frustration, and observe what thoughts are interrupting your peace. When you begin to observe your own thoughts, you can remind yourself that it is NORMAL to feel this way and then bring your focus back to your breath.
• Try your best to stay seated and quiet, even if you are feeling antsy. By sticking with it, you’re actively training your mind and body to adapt to the practice.
5. Meditate With A Purpose
• Set your intention before you begin. Meditation is an active process and you have to be purposefully engaged.
• Remind yourself of your reasoning for practicing, before and after meditation. This will allow your brain to become open to the benefits of the process and feel grateful for the opportunity to quiet your mind.
6. Experiment With Different Strategies
• There are many ways to meditate, so remain open to finding one that suits you best. This could mean varying physical positions, where and when you will meditate, if you listen to music or not, etc.
• Find books and articles online about different types of meditation and the benefits of each. This will motivate you to stick with your practice.
Do you have any tips for meditation? We’d love to hear them! Share your comments below :)
Team Inflowstyle xx