If you are new to meditation, then this is the blog post for you. Getting focussed and bringing the awareness within takes practice, and it definitely becomes easier over time. When starting a meditation practice, time is challenging in the beginning. What to do with all the quiet and the time passes slowly. Start with the following morning meditation ritual; once comfortable, move to a 5-minute meditation, and over time you will learn to increase the time and meditate for longer.
Create a morning meditation ritual
Wake up and switch off your alarm. Now, sit up straight on the edge of your bed with your feet flat on the floor, eyes closed, and experience the feeling of your body waking up gently. Take a moment to become aware of your body. What do you feel? Bring your awareness to your breath. Please take a deep breath in and out and repeat it five times. On the last exhale, bring your awareness back to the room and when you are ready, open your eyes. Good Morning!
5 Minute Meditation
In our daily lives, we are so busy with work, family, bills, errands, all causing us so much stress and anxiety in our lives. This can cause us to become very disconnected from our minds and body, causing more stress. We let our logical mind rule our lives when we could be listening to the messages from our bodies. Instead, we power through until one day the universe decides to do it for us. When this happens, it forces us to take stock of our lives, re-examine how we do things, and make the necessary adjustments. Here is a meditation guide if you feel the need to reconnect with your inner self.
- Let us begin by finding a comfortable position.
- Sit somewhere relaxing and fold your legs. If this position is uncomfortable, sit on a chair with your feet placed firmly on the floor.
- Place your hands in your lap with your palms facing up.
- Bring your awareness to the body and what is happening in it right now.
- Take a few deep breaths, focusing on how the breath is flowing through your entire body.
- Do not resist anything.
- You may have some thoughts, but don’t follow them; just let them flow through you.
- Let go of any resistance.
- If you notice you are holding any tension in the body, let it go.
- If you feel some emotions, don’t resist them; let them be acknowledged and let them go.
- Notice the in and out of your breath.
- When you catch yourself thinking, return to how your body is feeling, and mentally repeat the words ‘I am centered and I am listening’ with each breath.
- Bring your awareness back to the room, and when you are ready, open your eyes.
I hope you will enjoy the wonderful experience of reconnecting to your inner self.