Are you like many business owners and are having difficulty with your meditation? Meditation is one of the most effective strategies for personal development. Although it takes time and perseverance to become an expert in meditation, there are many things you can do right now that will make your meditation sessions easier and more productive.
Enhance your experience of meditation:
1. Find the correct position.
You may not be able to sit in the full lotus position for extended periods of time, but you do not need to. There are three keys to a proper meditation posture:
You must be able to maintain your position for the duration of your meditation without discomfort. The more time you spend seated in meditation, the more precise your posture must be.
Your body must have adequate support. If you slouch or sit on a surface that is too soft, it will be impossible to sit for an extended period of time. Your back and neck must be straight, or else they will become exhausted.
Avoid being so supported and comfortable that you fall asleep. Therefore, sitting is optimal. Experiment with various positions until you find the optimal one.
2. Commence slowly.
Sitting still and controlling your thoughts for an hour would appear to be simple. Why can't you continue doing this forever, or at least until you need to use the restroom? Meditation is difficult! Begin with five-minute sessions and increase from there.
3. Give yourself the best opportunity to succeed.
Some circumstances make it easier to meditate than others. Select an atmosphere conducive to meditation.
Select the optimal time. When you are relaxed, it is easier to meditate than when you are stressed or pressed for time. Plan your meditation in advance.
Reduced noise and activity facilitate concentration. Find an appropriate environment for your meditation practice.
Do not meditate when you are tired. You will inevitably fall asleep.
4. Consider utilizing guided meditation.
It can be simpler to meditate to another person's voice than to do so alone. There are numerous free options available on YouTube. Here are some of my favourites:
5. Experiment with various types of meditation.
One will appeal to you more than the others. Conduct some research to determine which type most interests you. Here are a few to start you off:
Learn enough about each to determine which ones you want to try.
6. Practice meditation with others.
It is not always simple to determine if one is meditating properly. Group meditation can provide the instruction and encouragement necessary to advance your meditation practice. Try out multiple groups before making a decision. You will find one group more appealing than the others.
7. Utilize a timer.
A common difficulty for business owners is a need to constantly check the time. You may wish to complete the task quickly or be concerned about being late for your next meeting. A timer frees your attention and allows for greater concentration.
Meditation is a simple yet difficult process. Do everything you can to maximize the effectiveness of your meditation sessions. Meditation can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Be steadfast and enjoy the numerous benefits that meditation offers.
by: Randy Belham