Having multiple meditation techniques at your fingertips is a necessary survival tool. When we are able to calm and focus ourselves, we can see and process more clearly through day-to-day turmoil.
Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn’t have to be a strict regime of completely clearing your mind. There is a time and place for those kinds of meditation, and when you’re just starting out, isn’t one of them. For those who find staying still difficult, mixing movement with meditation can be a plus.
There are many ways to include a meditative practice into your everyday life. As you increase your meditative practice, you will find it becomes a necessary part of your every-day regime. Meditation is also a great way to fit in some self-care.
Here are 5 simple meditation techniques for any time, anywhere.
- Deep Breathing – Helpful for quieting the mind for deeper meditation.
- Breathe in slowly through your nose to a count of four.
- Breathe out slowly through your mouth to a count of five.
- Walking & Exercise – Make sure you’re in a safe location, especially if you are very focused.
- Focus on the ground in front of you as you walk.
- Count stairs as you walk up or down (count your breath, too!)
- Practice yoga, stretching, or even gardening – all are exercise for mind and body.
- Creating Art – You don’t have to be a certified artist to create art!
- Find a type of art that you enjoy (even if it’s just coloring with crayons!)
- Make time and space to practice.
- Remove distractions, put on some music, and create!
- Beads, stones, & candles – Yes, even a fidget spinner can be used in meditation!
- Tangible items help you focus, especially if you have trouble sitting still.
- Prayer is a form of meditation, so use those mala & rosary beads.
- Candles provide a focal point and create a soothing ambiance.
- Self-guided – This method uses a framework that you create or choose.
- Choose a format such an affirmation, mantra, prayer, etc.
- Calm your mind, breathe in and out slowly.
- Repeat the affirmation (or mantra, or prayer) as many times as needed.
What is your favorite way to meditate?
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