Many people have asked for mediation tips as I always bang on about meditation on my Facebook page, and here we are. I'm going to share my tips with you which you can hopefully take and apply them to your practice. These tips are based on my own experience and what works for me.
The first thing I will say is, meditation is a discipline and it can take a while to master. Without exaggeration, I think I must have meditated almost everyday for about 3 months when I first started and still now my mind can wonder and you will find this will happen to you but you will get to a point when this will be easier. The point of meditation is to clear your mind and allow any thoughts you have to drift away whilst you relax and centre yourself. Meditation is about having time for you and finding that inner peace even if it's just for 10 minutes.
What you need for meditation
* A dimly lit room, maybe light a candle and the room should be at a good temperature - not cold and not super hot
* Choose a time where you can have peace and quiet with no disturbances
* Burning some incense or essential oils are optional
* You may want to play some meditation music in the background but not mandatory
* Find a comfortable place to sit. Do not lie down otherwise you will fall asleep and that's not the point of meditation
* ·Either sit cross legged or if you are sat on a chair make sure your feet are firmly flat on the floor so you remain grounded
* Close your eyes and take three deep breaths as you relax deeper into your seat.
* Then once relaxed just return to normal breathing.
They are just basic tips without going into the meditation in detail. But I really have to emphasise the point of making that time for yourself where you CANNOT be disturbed. What I would also suggest is that if you are new to meditation or you practice but still have trouble focusing then follow a guided meditation and I have one which is on my Youtube channel which can be found here:
Once you have meditated with guided meditations for a while then you can move onto your own meditation.
I hope some of those tips can help you and don't hesitate to reach out for further suggestions
All the best