We all have positive and negative chatter in our head that can require a little quiet so we can focus. If this is your first time trying meditation you may want to listen to my video below for beginners.
Some people get so good at practicing that they can do it with beautiful focus in the most chaotic atmosphere. With practice, you will be one of them.
When you think of meditation, picture a raging storm outside and you are inside, safe, watching it through a window. You are calm and removed from the emotional experience allowing yourself to be an observer. You are at peace and you are present.
This practice is a way of removing yourself from the world around you and finding a peaceful place of quiet and calm in any atmosphere. Not only can you calm real and metaphorical storms with meditation but you can also create any quiet and calm space you want. A quiet place can be a beautiful meadow, a quiet blue sky or an empty space with nothing but air.
It’s really up to you and what you find to be peaceful. I’ve created a Meditation Gallery you may want to use to start your practice. Some people find it helpful to look at a still photo or even in-person at the ocean or other peaceful spots.
To get started, try using the following checklist each time you meditate. Then modify until you have your own routine.
If you enjoy the guided meditation below, check-out my YouTube page for more. A Health and Wellness Coach can help you develop a meditation program focused on the areas that matter to you.
You can find similar meditation recordings on the web. Different voices may be more soothing to you or you may prefer to meditate with no guide at all.
Meditation Prep Check-List
- Find a space where you can enjoy some quiet
- Take the time to scan your body and relax every part so that you do not feel tense
- Turn on the guided meditation, music or sit in the quiet
- Don’t worry if your thoughts wander, you will gain control with practice. The most important thing is that you feel relaxed and you feel refreshed when you are done.
- Consider setting an soothing alarm if your time is limited