Meditation is a subject close to my heart. The practice of meditation has never come easy to me. One day after several failed attempts, I realised that I was missing the point. It wasn’t meant to be handed to me on a plate. It was the journey rather than the destination that mattered. It was the small commitment daily that helped me to manifest significant change. I now relish my meditation practice, and it has become as vital as brushing my teeth.
Here are just some of the reasons why I meditate:
- It helps me to stop worrying or doubting that I am good enough
- It cultivates my creativity
- It helps me to deal with information overload
- It quashes my anxiety
- It helps me sleep at night and wake up in the morning
- It reduces my stress
- It helps me to see my negative behaviour patterns
- It inspires me to cultivate change
With this all in mind, I know only too well the challenges that beginner faces. Therefore, I wish to share a simple meditation that I feel is the easiest to master. Please note it is like anything, practice, practice, practice and don’t expect changes overnight. Trust in the process.
Simple Miracle Meditation
- Start of with five minutes and build up the time gradually
- Best done first thing in the morning or last thing at night
- Good for clearing anxiety and fear
As with all forms of exercise please check with your doctor before trying
- Sit quietly in a comfortable position with the spine straight.
- Close the eyes.
- This meditation is about focusing on the breath.
- Breathe in and out slowly using the diaphram rather than just the upper chest.
- If you are not sure what I mean by using the diaphram check out this short video before proceeding.
- Try and inhale for the count of five, hold for five, and exhale for five. Once your lungs get stronger you can build the time up.
- The mind will wander and that is okay, each time it does, just come back to the breath. It doesn’t matter how many times it wanders. Train it to come back to the breath. The breath is an anchor. It is salvation in life. No matter what is going on in life you can do this meditation every day to feel calmer, happier, and to exhale your worries away.
- At the end of the meditation think of one thing you are grateful for in life.
- Open the eyes slowly and gently come back into the world.
Meditation helps me to calm down. Lady Gaga
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Best of luck and contact me if you have any questions.
Janey Bowyer (The Word Sprite)
Self-Help Guru, Yoga Teacher and Udemy Instructor