Meditation seems like such a zen-trend thing to do, right?
Real talk, and all “trendy-ness” aside. Meditation has become a must do for me. It just helps set the tone for my day. Helps me to stay cool, calm and collected all day. I can absolutely tell the difference between the days I’ve meditated and those days that “I just didn’t have time”. We’ve GOT to make time for the important things especially when it comes to our own spiritual practice.
We can’t give to others if we are depleted ourselves. If you don’t have time to meditate, that means you really need to make time to meditate. If our world is ever that hectic, filled with to-do’s, conference calls, social events, and family obligations that we don’t even have “five minutes” to woosah. Houston, we have a problem!
Meditation is a good daily practice. It is an act of self-love (self-love is the best love). Giving ourselves a few beautiful moments to connect with that limitless, formless, colorless, sexless, ageless, and most powerful part of ourselves is the key to unlocking our full potential and super-duper “amazing-ness” er’ day.
Take just five minutes to nail the B’s of a good meditation practice…
Seems so obvious, but the first key to meditation is to find your quiet space. So the only noise you have to tune out are your thoughts. Believe me, that is more than enough noise to filter out when you’re first starting your practice.
Binural beats are so dope! People say music is soothing for the soul. Well these tonal tunes allow your brain leading you right into a meditative state. Let these low frequency tunes help you vibe higher.
Be on empty
Meditating on an empty stomach is a great way to avoid falling asleep during your meditation. #ITIS any one? So meditating first thing in the morning is great for this. You can also opt to do it at least two hours after a hefty meal.
Breathe, baby, breathe
Take a few breaths starting out. Don’t pant, but instead take a couple deep inhalations. Really feel your lungs up. Then, slowly exhale counting slowly down from 6 to 1. Repeat until you feel those shoulders fall away from your ears.
If you’re just getting started or maybe you’re getting back into the meditation groove. This step is crucial. Know that as soon as you say, “ooommm” thoughts will pop up! The list of to-dos will swirl through your mind. Your stomach will growl. Your muscles will tense up. Be easy. Know that this is all so normal, don’t be critical of yourself just relax. Those thoughts and sensations will pass.
Hope these meditation tips and tricks work for you. Want a little more? Check out this video, “How and Why I Meditate”.
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