Learn How to Meditate
How Can I Make Meditation Work for Me?
Learn How To Meditate
When I first decided to learn how to meditate I discovered that it’s incredibly flexible. There are many types of meditation practices you can chose from. We’ll be discussing each in greater detail over the coming months, but I wanted to give you an idea of the different styles that are available to you. Here are just a few:
- Transcendental Meditation (TM)
- Breathing Meditation
- Guided Visualization
- Qi Gong
- Heart Rhythm Meditation (HRM)
One of my favorite things I discovered once I took the time to learn how to meditate is that once you get a little practice under your belt, you can meditate just about anywhere.
You also have the option to use an app to help you learn. All these options and all this flexibility may seem a little overwhelming at first, but it’s a good thing because it allows you to make meditation work for you, no matter what.
The point I want to drive home if you want to learn how to meditate… the practice of meditation is so flexible you can tweak it any way you need to make it work for you.
Here are some examples of how flexible meditation can be:
Where to meditate:
If you find that sitting cross-legged on the floor isn’t comfortable, don’t do it. Choose a comfortable chair or mat. I personally prefer to lay on the floor or on my bed in a restorative yoga pose called a Reclined Cobbler.
When to Meditate:
The time of day you chose is also flexible. My personal preference is to meditate first thing in the morning, before I do anything else. I feel it’s a great way to start my day and get some positive energy flowing. If you can’t fit in a morning meditation, do it in the afternoon or evening. Again, what ever works for you!
Choose a Type of Mediation:
The goal in meditation is to get to a state they call thoughtless awareness. If you find that breathing meditation doesn’t work, or you start to giggle when chanting, you can give guided meditation a try. You can also read our article Basic Meditation For Beginners to get you started.
See what I mean about flexibility? Regardless of how you choose to meditate, one thing I know for sure is it will benefit your body and your mind.
Other points to consider when you are learning to meditate
- Try as much as you can, experiment with it, have fun with it, and find what works well for you.
- Keep in mind that how you meditate can and will change over time.
- You do not have to invest a lot of time and energy into meditation. There’s no need to spend hours practicing each day. You can start with just five or ten minutes a day.
- Do make a habit of practicing everyday.
I hope you have found this information helpful. If you find yourself struggling to make meditation part of your life you may want to consider getting a program that can help guide you through. You can learn more about the program I personally use by clicking on the link below.