How To Meditate – A Brief Guide to the Art of Meditation
Breathe in, breathe out. Simple, isn’t it?
People use to say that meditation is too hard for them. Thoughts clutter their brains; old forgotten tasks pop up out of the blue, and suddenly, the mind seems to buzz with an intolerable amount of words, sounds, and anxiety.
Well, I see you there. Let’s go back to breathing. Inhale. Pause. Exhale. Keep doing it.
Meditation is all about calm and breath. What happens to your exhausted brain is quite natural – your mind is used to working overtimes, almost every day. You keep overthinking, multitasking, and not sleeping enough.
First things first – you need to relax. Your mind will be buzzing; you will be overwhelmed with anxiety. Give it a shot. At some point in time, you will notice how things become clearer, sleep better, and your well-being is getting improved. Let’s make the first step.
Beginners Guide to Meditation
- Find a suitable place. It should be quiet, and nobody should bother you. You need to feel safe there.
- Sit comfortably. If you want to sit on the floor, feel free to do it. If you want to sit in a chair, find a good chair and sit there. If you want to lie down, you may lie down but keep in mind that it is easier to fall asleep while meditating. When sitting, keep your spine straight. Don’t slip out of the chair.
- With open eyes, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Repeat it for two-three minutes. If your head is going light, breathe a little bit slower.
- Now, close your eyes. Listen carefully to everything that is going around you. First, it will seem that it is complete silence. Wait a minute and you will hear different sounds. You have just never paid attention to them. Spend two-three minutes just listening.
- Follow your breath. Inhale and exhale through your nose. Just follow the movements of your chest. Try to find where your breath is coming from. Do it for 3-4 minutes.
- At this point, your mind may constantly be distracted by thoughts and feelings. It is not your fault. You are doing everything right. Everybody who has tried to meditate knows this feeling. It may irritate you to no end. Just follow your breath. If you noticed that you are distracted, softly come back to your breath. You can count your breath if it helps you. Keep breathing for three minutes more.
- Now, let all the thoughts and attention to breathing go away. Just let it go. It may sound hard, but give it a try. Just let your mind be free for a minute. You will be amazed by the outcomes.
- Listen to surroundings again. Feel the world coming back to you.
- Slowly open your eyes. Welcome back.
It may feel tough. Your head may be buzzing with thoughts. You may feel that your mind is always slipping off. You may even become irritated. What you need is a little bit patience. Your mind is gradually calming down, every time you are meditating. Give yourself time and you will be amazed by the results.
We can also suggest some good strains for meditation:
- Lamb’s Bread – a sativa strain with a woody aroma will bring you peaceful energy and a calming cerebral effect.
- Granddaddy Purple – a relaxing indica strain with a berry scent will soothe your mind and body, giving you dreamy euphoria and calming your nerves.
- Blue Dream – a hybrid with a blueberry flavor will bring you a full-body relaxation and cerebral euphoria in a gentle, peaceful way.
- Northern Lights – an indica strain that will sedate you bringing you euphoria.
- Laughing Buddha – a sativa strain lets you dive into a deep introspection and facilitate positive feelings.
Go ahead and try this out! Share your experience in comments and tell us about your favorite strains for meditation.