Meditation is important to me.
For a beginner, it can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. It can be frustrating too because there’s a misconception that you won’t have any thoughts, at all. Just so you know, this is what usually happens for most of us, especially at the beginning.
Here’s the easiest way to start and how I begin every yoga class I teach.
Find a way to sit comfortable, on a chair, sitting up in bed, sitting cross-legged. We aren’t going to be concerned about form right now.
Set a timer for 5 minutes and turn the volume down to a softer level. (Or use a meditation timer app.)
Read through the following and then do at least once a day.
Take a deep inhale through your nose, exhale through the mouth.
Close your eyes.
Breath in through your nose and out through your nose.
Mantra: “As you breathe in, notice you are breathing in. As you breathe out, notice you are breathing out.”
Continue until you hear your timer.
Stop repeating the mantra.
Notice any sensations in your body.
Let your eyelids flutter open.
You are done. Easy right? YES!!