Meditation

 

I have been practising meditation for a few years now.  There are many different ways to meditate, you do not have to go down the traditional route, sitting cross legged with palms up for a long time.  Meditation is fundamentally about quieting the mind, relaxing the body and connecting the soul.  You can meditate anywhere and at any time, wherever and whatever is comfortable for you. I often either lay down or just sit in a chair, it really is up to you, as long as you are able to gain something from it thats all that really matters.

 

When getting started, I chose to follow some guided meditation, I downloaded these from podcasts, there are many other ways guided meditations are available, CD, podcasts, YouTube and guided meditation books and audio books.  The reason why I decided to start with guided meditation was because my mind needed training initially, it used to wander very quickly, the guided meditation helps keep your mind in the moment and present.  This is a discipline that takes patience and time, it is best to start with short meditation sessions at first, then slowly build up the length of time.  After you have practised this you will find that your mind will begin to empty and you will be able to meditate without guidance.  I often like to listen to meditation music, this helps me get into the present mind space much quicker.  I find a half hour meditation on a daily basis helps me stay calm, improves my patience and mindset, helps me be mindful and stay present and in the moment.

 

If this sounds like something you feel you may get some benefit from there is much information out there about meditation, all the different kinds and ways of practising, I recommend meditation for a healthy mindset and wellbeing.

© Victoria Claire 2018

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