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How to master meditation?
Science has demonstrated over and over again the multiple benefits of practicing meditation for your physical and mental health. Some people struggle when they try meditation for the first time, but today we will give you a few tips to start your mindfulness journey.
- Finding a quiet place is one of the keys
You can meditate in your bedroom or in a park near your house. If you live in a loud place, try meditating early in the morning or late at night when everyone else is asleep. Remember to silence all devices before you start.
- Controlled breathing for complete relaxation:
We must concentrate on breathing and direct all attention to the flow of air that enters and leaves through the nose as we inhale and exhale. This will help oxygenate your brain and relax your nervous system.
- Choose a comfortable position:
The ideal position is the lotus position (if it is difficult for you, you can help yourself with a cushion). Still, we can also be sitting on a chair or sofa, even lying down... but always with a straight back and as relaxed as possible.
- Start little by little:
It is recommended to increase the time as we get into practice. We can start with as little as 2-3 minutes. The next day 4, then 5... and progressively increase the time up to 8 or 20 minutes, depending on your availability.
- Include meditation in your routine:
Dedicating a moment of the day to meditation so that it is integrated into your routine is essential to familiarize yourself with this practice. You can, for example, meditate before going to sleep, since meditating also allows us to improve the quality of sleep, or also in the morning, to start the day off right, with positive energy.
- Accept your thoughts:
All kinds of thoughts will arise while meditating. The important thing is to accept them, not try to eliminate them, not judge ourselves and refocus on breathing.