5 Tips for meditating

By admin
22 September 2014

If you’re feeling stressed and strung out and everything is just too much to handle, then perhaps it’s time to try a new relaxation technique. Meditation will help you focus and quiet your mind, with the aim of eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm.

  1. Choose a peaceful environment. It doesn’t have to be a large space; you could meditate on the floor of your bedroom or even in the library at school. Being outside is a great option too. Just find a private, quiet space and avoid any external distractions such as TVs or cellphones.
  2. Make sure you’re warm and comfortable otherwise these thoughts will dominate your meditation process and become all you think about. Stretch a bit before you start to get your body feeling relaxed.
  3. Decide how long you want to meditate for. If you’re starting out, try just five minutes a day. Stick to this time commitment.
  4. It doesn’t matter how you sit, as long as your spine is upright and straight. Keep your body well-balanced. Imagine your head is being pulled up gently, touching the sky.
  5. Close your eyes and pay attention to your breathing. Don’t try to control what you’re thinking about. Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings and take note of strong emotions.

-Megan Bursey

SOURCES: wikiHow, Goodlife Zen

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