What is it?
Meditation is a way to flick that ‘off button’ on our beautiful busy brains. It is simply about taking a moment to breathe, re-focus, and clear your mind.
Why do it?
Meditation can be used to calm anxiety and stress, stop overthinking, and when you’re ready take a moment to reflect. Reflect on where you are in that present moment, practise gratitude for your life and encourage self affirmations.
When can you do it?
You can meditate any time and anywhere, this is often misunderstood. Meditation doesn’t have to be a 20 minutiae sit down in silence sort of deal. It can easily be done whilst your commuting, walking, about to go to sleep or when you have a couple minutes spare out of your busy day.
How to do it?
Step 1 – Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
Step 2 – Close your eyes, but you don’t have to..
Step 3 – Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
Step 4 – Try to focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation.
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If you would like to know more about how our brains respond to meditation, please check out this article!