The big question you might be asking yourself is “how to do meditation?”. Here’s how you can get started with meditating at home:
Sit or lie comfortably: Find somewhere to sit or lie down that’s quiet and where you feel calm. It also needs to be comfortable and a place where you won’t get distracted. It’s a common myth that you need to sit in a specific position to meditate, but that isn’t true. You can sit in a comfy chair or lie down in bed. It all depends on where you feel most comfortable and relaxed.
Set a time: Many people find it easiest to begin meditating if they set a specific time to meditate for. But don’t worry about doing it for too long – as this makes it too easy to be put off when you don’t achieve your goal. You can mediate for as little as a minute when you’re getting started. Think of meditation like exercise – a practice to start slowly and to build up over time.
Set a timer with a gentle alarm to let you know when your time is up rather than having to open your eyes to check a clock.
Close your eyes and breathe: Close your eyes to shut out external distractions. Breathe in slowly in and out through your nose. Try to focus your mind on your breathing to calm it and clear your thoughts. Focus on every inhalation and exhalation.
Be aware of and calm your wandering mind: Mindful.org explains, “Inevitably, your attention will leave your breathing and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing that your mind has wandered—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to your breathing.”
Come back to reality gently: When you’re ready to pull yourself back to reality, do so slowly and gently. Open your eyes and take a moment to notice your surroundings again – what can you see? What do you hear? Are there any smells around you? Your senses will be more in tune for a moment – enjoy this period of enhanced sensations before you go back to daily life.
And that’s it. You’ve meditated. Congratulations.