If you’re looking at this post you’ve either meditated before or you’re curious.
So what is it all about? How can ‘not doing’ be so great for you on a physical and a mental level? There finally is lots of credible research explaining how it works (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw71zanwMnY) but why not try it for yourself? What do you have to lose? Only 5 min, but what you could gain goes from lower stress level to better sleep and improved concentration.
We are so used to being stimulated from the moment we wake up until we close our eyes, that sitting still in silence with our eyes closed can seem pretty challenging meaning it’s probably worth it.
How to get started:
1. Find somewhere comfortable (preferably quiet when you are a beginner as any noise will most likely make you react)
2. Sit down with your back straight and your palms on your lap facing up (you can sit in a chair or on the floor) I like taking my shoes off.
3. Close your eyes and focus on your breath.
You can’t fail at meditation, you can come out of it after a couple of minutes and think it’s pointless but if you are as curious and persistent as I am, chances are you will try again and again until you think ‘I get it!’ You most probably won’t be bathed in light and find the answer to all your questions (soz) but you will most probably feel more relaxed and happier.