Meditation is a very important skill to have, especially in the noisy world we live in today. It allows us to cool down our system and take a new, fresh perspective on life – which is always a good thing.
I personally think that if you meditate 10 minutes a day (5min/morning + 5min/evening) then you can definitely reap all the benefits that come with meditating.
Speaking of benefits, some of the amazing benefits that you’ll experience if you meditate for at least 10min a day are the following:
- Quit Mind (No inner voices or random thoughts flying around)
- Anxiety vanishes completely (You basically feel like you’re on drugs, in a good way)
- You sleep better (Check out this article for more tips on how to fall asleep faster)
- Sharp thinking and increased thought clarity
- You basically feel a lot better!
Here is how to do it:
First, find yourself a quit spot where nothing and no one will disturb you in the next 5min. You can use your smartphone in order to set the timer for 5min or a simple alarm clock will also do the job. After you found your perfect spot you can sit down either into the full lotus position or the half lotus position.
By the way, here is a link to a video that shows how to get into a full lotus. I also recommend you to lean against a wall while you are in the lotus position because this will take off the tension from your back and help you relax even more. Finally, consciously let go of your thoughts and start slowly and deeply breathing in and out through your nose. Focus all of your attention onto your breath.
Remember, your thoughts won’t immediately go away but rather pop up from time to time while you are meditating. Don’t try forcing them out of your head because this will create mental stress and do more harm than good. Try rather accepting them whenever they come up and then just watch them go by like moving clouds.
Once the 5min are over, slowly open your eyes while exhaling. At this point you should hear a silence inside of your head, a slight vibration in your body and an overall state of calmness and mindfulness. The first time I tried meditating, I didn’t really feel any huge changes in my psyche and body. Only after the 5th or 6th time I started to feel the benefits listed above.
So if you feel like your mind is all over the place and your thoughts are running around like a crazy hamster on cocaine in a wheel then I strongly encourage you to try out meditating 5min in the morning and 5min in the evening, preferably before going to bed.
Hope my simple guide for meditation helps you out. Feel free to talk about your experience with mediation in the comment section below.