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8 Tips to Get Started with Meditation
These will all seem like common sense when you read them, but actually finding the time, place, and concentration for this exercise is more difficult than you'd think! 1. Choose a convenient time - Meditation is essentially relaxation time, so it should be done entirely at your convenience. If you can, try to meditate near sunrise or sunset. 2. Choose a quiet place - Find a place where you are not likely to be disturbed. 3. Sit in a comfortable position - Do not stress about keeping a perfect posture if it is not comfortable for you. Be relaxed and comfortable. Make sure your shoulders and neck are relaxed as well! 4. Have a Relatively Empty Stomach - After food, you might doze off while meditating. Try meditating before a meal. 5. Start with a warm up - My meditation usually takes place after a yoga practice, so try to do a few downward dogs, or basic stretches to relax your body and mind. 6. Take a few deep breaths - Like warming up your muscles, taking a few deep breaths will ready your body for the meditation exercise. 7. Keep a gentle Smile on your face - You'll be amazed by the amount of stress you can relieve if you keep a small smile on your face. This is a great way to enter a calming, gentle place in your meditation. 8. Open your eyes slowly - As you come close to the end of the meditation, don't be in a hurry to open your eyes and start moving about. Open your eyes slowly and gradually.
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Tip number 7 is s great one! When I first started taking yoga classes I always thought it was funny that one of the moves was just laying on our backs and smiling. But I seriously felt so much happier even though I was smiling at nothing!
I always have to remind myself to unclench my jaw and then relax the rest of my mouth and tongue. Might sound weird - but it makes a huge difference!