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Meditate at home
Meditation is a great way to refresh yourself and balance your mind & body. The beauty of meditation is that you can practice it anywhere, including your own home. Meditation at home is a great way to make it a part of your lifestyle and meditating allows you to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of office, taking care of home and the many responsibilities you have.
If you have trouble finding your flow or get distracted while you meditate, remember it’s perfectly normal to experience obstacles when learning a new skill. Like you can’t make perfect butter chicken in your first attempt, mediation also comes with practice.
Below we offer some tips and tricks to help you meditate at home, so you can be disciplined and find a routine to stick with.
Tips to remember for meditation at home
Choose a time. By choosing a time that is comfortable, you can practice meditation everyday. It could be before you need to start getting ready for work, before your kids wake up or after they go to bed, after you’re back home and are ready to wind down. Whatever’s comfortable for you is great, but try and keep a set time for your meditation routine.
No need to sit cross-legged. The best part about meditation is you can practice it based on how you’re comfortable. So put the traditional position idea away and sit, stand or lie down based on what allows you to properly meditate at home. However, if the cross-legged stance works for you, go for it!
Pick a meditation style. There are many different kinds of meditation techniques, and if you’ve meditated before, you can practice the one that you’re comfortable with. If you’re new to meditation or unsure of which style works for you, here’s a simple 3 step process you can use to meditate at home.
Step 1: Check-in with yourself. Before you start meditating, just reflect for sometime. Is there any pain or discomfort in your body? Are you feeling restless, tired or any other emotion? This will help you understand the difference after you finish meditating and how much better you feel.
Step 2: Breathe normally. There is no need to intentionally change or alter the way you breathe. Just breathe naturally while you meditate and notice the way your body responds and the sensations you feel with every exhale and inhale.
Step 3: Remain mindful. To be mindful is to keep your attention solely on the present moment. When you’re meditating, mindfulness is a good way to ensure effectiveness. It isn’t easy and you will feel a lot of thoughts entering your mind, but it’s key you allow them to enter and then go out immediately while focusing on your meditation routine. It will help you feel refreshed and you carry it with you onto your next task.
Try experimenting with a guided meditation. Sometimes it can be difficult to meditate and you may not have the mental energy to put in the effort. Guided meditation can help. It will bring structure and support allowing you to follow simple instructions and meditate without a worry.
Meditating regularly has many long-term benefits and is a simple way to calm and clear your mind. These meditation tips are just a few, and you must follow what works best for you. Since you’re practicing meditation at home, you can meditate when you want to and every step you take is good.
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