If you have heard about all the health benefits from daily meditation, but don’t know where to start, this Meditation for Health 101 is for you!
Let me start off by saying that meditation is not only about relaxation, it’s also about learning how to handle and respond to life’s ups and downs in a healthy manner.
One of the simplest ways to start meditation practice is to focus on your breath. This form of meditation is called Concentration Meditation and it’s where you focus on a single point, such as following your breathing pattern, repeating a specific phrase or word, listening to a chime or song over and over again or maybe looking at the flicker of a candle.
For beginners sitting for long periods of time and focusing on your breath or anything can be a challenge so try short bouts of meditation at first. Start with as little as 3 to 5 minutes working your way up to longer sessions.
The take away here is that every time you start to feel your mind wander refocus on your chosen object or behavior.
Let’s start with this and give it try. We will build on this at a later date.