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INTRODUCITION TO MEDITATION

This video gives a clear instruction on how to mindfully meditate.

Click here for the video

Or perform the following exercise by Leo Babauta. Writer of the ebook: 52 changes. Leo Babauta is founder of www.zenhabits.net. This exercise is also ideal for people new to Meditation.

THE CHANGE: Find a quiet place and sit for 2 minutes, focusing on your breathing. This is a simple form of meditation.

WHY: Meditation is a way to practice mindfulness, which is a skill you can carry into your everyday life. When you're mindful, you are living in the present. You're more aware of your body, your thoughts, your emotional reactions, the people you're interacting with. You are less stressed, and more at peace. You are present in anything you do.

This mindfulness is the foundation for all the other changes in this book, so even if you feel silly trying it, I highly recommend you give it a try.

HOW:

  1. Commit to just 2 minutes a day.
  2. Pick a time and trigger.
  3. Find a quiet spot. Sit comfortably.
  4. Start with just 2 minutes.
  5. Focus on your breath.

When you notice your mind wandering from the breath, just notice it and don't berate yourself or try to push away the thought, but gently return to the breath. Repeat this process as many times as you need to.

If you do well the first 2 or 3 days, feel free to expand to 5 minutes if it feels good. Otherwise, feel free to stay with 2 minutes the entire week. I recommend sticking to this 2-5 minutes a day for as long as you find it useful - possibly all year, or for the rest of your life. It's really essential practice. If you drop it for any reason, pick it up again later.



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