It seems everyone is talking about meditation. Whether they want to start, have started, should start, feel guilty about not starting, it's definitely the elephant in the yoga studio. While there is no doubt meditation has amazing benefits, it can be challenging to make time for a mental reboot. Here are some tips to get you on the path of bliss.
1.) Don’t set a time limit. If you can do 5 minutes great, if you can do 20 minutes even better. Whatever you can do is better than nothing at all.
2.) Keep your meditation space clean, comfortable and free from outside distractions.
3.) Get props - use blocks, blankets and bolsters to find a comfortable seat. Ideally your hips should be above your knees when you are seated.
4.) Write down what you want out of meditation. When you have a lapse in meditating revisit your list to remind yourself why you choose to make time to meditate.
5.) Practice, practice, practice. Like everything that is worth it, cultivating a steady meditation practice takes time. Be patient with yourself and keep coming back to the cushion.
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