How the ^&*$# do I meditate is a common question I receive. Many people are under the false belief that meditation is hard, tricky, or that they are not capable of doing it. What these people don’t understand is that meditation doesn’t have to be long and it doesn’t have to be hard!
Meditation can be done in many different ways. There is not one rule to follow when meditating. Meditation is anything that brings you into the present moment. Meditation can be done through movement, or can be done when still. It can be done sitting down, standing up, laying down, or in any position that makes you comfortable! Meditation is often thought of as the conscious connection to your breath. Breath work is the easiest and (in my opinion) best way to start a meditation practice. Breathing is a sure fire way to bring you back into the present moment, and to release those pesky thoughts that can get in our way.
Below I will walk you through a quick and easy meditation that is perfect for the beginner and can be done any time and any where! (If you are a beginner, it may help to record yourself slowly reading this. Then when you play it back, you can get the full effects of this meditation.)
Begin by putting yourself into a comfortable position, where you can relax. Make sure you will have at least a few undisturbed minutes for this practice. Once you are comfortable, close your eyes, and begin to become conscious of your breath. Breathe slowly, in and out. With every inhale, picture yourself bringing white light into your being. And with every exhale, release anything that is ready to go. With each breath you become more and more relaxed. With every exhale, you release more and more of what is no longer serving you, creating room for the white light to encompass your entire being. Picture yourself completely taken over by this divine white light. It is within every cell of your being, it surrounds you completely. Continue to breath slowly and deeply. If thoughts begin to arise, acknowledge them and release them. This is not time to dwell, it is simply time to just be. There is nowhere you need to be right now, but here. Continue to breathe as you picture yourself surround within the light. Take your time in this moment. Enjoy it. Relax, knowing that you are protected. Take a few more deep breaths, in and out. When you are ready, and feel that your time is complete, you should bring small movements to your fingers and toes. You may want to make fists, bringing your awareness back into the room, back into your body. You can slowly blink your eyes open, and take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the benefits of the healing practice you just participated in. Namaste. ❤