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Meditation and its Benefits!

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To begin, I should state that I am not an expert, but rather someone who enjoys and tries to meditate on a regular basis.
In meditation we learn to pay attention to the breath when it comes in and out during meditation, and to note when the mind wanders away from this task. Returning to the breath strengthens the muscles of concentration and mindfulness.
When we focus on our breath, we are learning how to intentionally return to and stay in the present moment—how to anchor ourselves in the here and now without judgment.

Does Meditation Help?

Although meditation isn’t a universal answer, it can help you create some much-needed breathing room in your life. My anxiety and stress were greatly reduced as a result of meditation. Spending some time alone, just breathing, will help you realise what is most important. Simply carving out some time for self-love offers the much-needed compassion we lacked that day, and I found a change in my concentration after practising. Often what we need is that to make better decisions for ourselves. The most valuable tools you can bring to your meditation practise are a little patience and some self-kindness.
We inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives while we meditate.

How do I Meditate?

Meditation is both easier and more difficult than most people believe and make sure you’re in a place where you can relax and enjoy the process.

  1. Some people tend to meditate while sitting, but I prefer to meditate while lying down on a yoga mat or in bed.
  2. If you’re just getting started, setting aside a short amount of time, such as five or ten minutes, can be beneficial.
  3. Pay attention to the body. Simply ensure that you are secure and in a position that you can maintain for an extended period of time.
  4. Pay attention to your breathing. Actually listen to the sensations of your breath as it enters and exits your body.
  5. Recognize when your thoughts have drifted. Your mind will inevitably leave the breath and drift to other things. Simply return your attention to the breath when you notice your mind has wandered.
  6. Be kind with your wandering thoughts. Don’t be hard on yourself or fret about the substance of the feelings you’re having. Simply return.
  7. Finish on a positive note. Kindness for yourself, others, and any negative emotions.

My Tips and Techniques

I usually listen to guided meditation videos on YouTube, but I also listen to meditation podcasts, white sound noises, and other sounds. The use of headphones helps to drown out other sounds in our home. Some people like to sit in silence, but everyone’s style is different, so you’ll have to practice meditation on a regular basis to figure out what works best for you.

How to Make Meditation a Habit?

I’ve had a lot of trouble remembering to meditate every day. Either you’ll become irritable, fall asleep as soon as you begin, or you’ll simply forget. Subscribing to meditation channels on YouTube and pages on social media, which serves as a daily reminder, helps us remember and keeps us inspired. Setting a schedule for when we practice meditation will help us stay on track as beginners. Set an alert on your phone if nothing else works.

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