Listen to the entire blogcast or read more below.
Jump right in to a sample relaxation exercise to help you prepare for meditation.
Meditation is one of the easiest paths to gratitude. However, it may often be the most challenging mindset to achieve for some. Meditation evolves as you sit to practice on a regular basis and become more mindful of your internal and external space. Whether you practice individually or in a group setting, having a routine helps to attune your mind, body, and emotions. The only correct path is the one that allows you space to practice. As you settle into a practice it will automatically guide you to the next. Your practice will change as you become more comfortable practicing meditation. In other words, the type of practice, the time spent, and your ability to bring yourself to a point of focus will shift you closer to your bliss as you develop your practice. Like a muscle, even if you take a break for a period of time, once you know the path, it is easy to exercise again and develop a connection to gratitude.
As summer ends and your family returns to the busy routine of back-to-school and fall activities, take some time to introduce a regular meditation practice into your schedule. Keep your practice informal by allowing yourself to be as comfortable as possible.
It may take some time for you to fall into a pattern that you like if you are completely new to meditation or returning to it after a break. Allow yourself time to discover the method and routine that works best for you.
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
#1 Practice around the same time and in the same place everyday if it suits you.
#2 Practice once your day has started or after exercising.
#3 Practice before going to bed.
#4 Practice when your space is completely still and you will remain undisturbed.
#5 Attend group meditations that meet every week with our without a teacher.
#6 Attend a meditation camp or retreat to kick-start your practice.
#7 Subscribe to a meditation challenge or podcast.
#8 Find your personal practice with or without guidance and music.
Writer, Technologist, and Meditation Coach