Friday, October 14, 2016

Three minute daily meditation. Let's do this.

Ever questioned the importance of a daily meditation practice? Are you curious but unsure of how to start? Well, if you said yes to either of those questions, you’re not alone. These days, there are so many pieces of information coming at us – from what to eat, to what to wear, or where to travel, how to work-out, when to meditate, how to meditate etc. It’s no wonder we get caught up thinking more about meditation than actually sitting down to practice it. One of my biggest recommendations is to start a daily meditation practice. It doesn’t need to take up an hour of your time and you don’t need to be sitting in the perfect spot, with the perfect candle, or the perfect view. Meditation can be done almost anywhere. And, the more you can trust that you are doing it right and opening up to the experience of just being in the moment with the breath and the meditation, you’ve officially started meditating. There are a number of ways to get started on your path and as you journey into the adventures of meditation, things will change. But for now, feel free to start with this:

3 Minute Daily Meditation:

1. Shut off any distractions and place all technology on airplane mode.
2. Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit
3. Set your alarm for three minutes
4. Close your eyes
5. Take three deep breaths
6. Just be, wherever you are, whatever the sounds, whatever the story,
7. Just be
8. Relax and focus on the breath coming in and breath going out
9. Allow your thoughts to come in and out, but allow them to pass through without attachment
10. Gently open your eyes and take a moment of gratitude for finding space and time to connect

via Kelsey J. Patel