Tips to Meditative Mind

By Editor-in-Chief (Tarun Sharma)

New Delhi

In a time when we are locked in and totally cut physically from social circle my mind i think its not only with me ,it may be with everybody that the mind feels delianated and there is an urge to feel the freshness the freedom which mind is habitual to,but due to Covid 19 lockdown we are left with no choice but to remain indoor for safety of not ourselves but others too. Here is what the real problem start rising where mind feels lowdown and energy diminish . At this point meditation helps which i had made a habit to do everyday during lockdown and it has really helped.

Some of the tips for meditation i would like to share for people reading this article i have listed below:

Start early. Try to meditate first thing in the morning. That way you can be sure that it actually gets done and not bumped off the to-do list as the day gets more hectic. Plus, morning meditation can be a nice way to start the day — you’re refreshed, awake, and on track for a mindful day.

Same time, same place. If you can’t meditate in the morning, try to make a commitment to meditating at the same time and in the same place every day. Making your practice a regular part of your normal daily routine is key to developing a lasting habit.

Get creative about location. Yes, it’s recommended that your regular meditation practice happens in the same place every day for consistency. But sometimes that simply isn’t possible. The great thing about meditation is that it can be practiced anywhere — at home, at work, in a park, even walking in a busy airport. It doesn’t matter where it happens, as long as you can find stillness and not be disturbed

Don’t sit cross-legged (if you don’t think it’s comfortable). Forget the stereotypical images of people sitting cross-legged to meditate; for most people, that position can be uncomfortable — and distracting. What’s most important is to find the meditation position that’s most comfortable for you (and if that just so happens to be sitting cross-legged, then of course that’s perfectly fine).

Find the best position for you. There are four meditation positions that we find work most optimally. You don’t need to force yourself to sit up too straight. If you’re too upright, your mind will be too uptight. The ideal meditating position for most people is somewhere in between: sitting in a chair or on a sofa or couch, arms and legs uncrossed, feet flat on the floor, a cushion or rolled up towel underneath the backside, so that the back is naturally upright.

Breathe naturally. Meditation does involve focusing on the breath and using it as an anchor for the mind, but try not to think about the breath or alter it in any way. Simply allow things to unfold naturally, noticing the rising and falling sensation it creates in the body.

Take a moment and check in with yourself. After each session, try to take a moment to notice how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Are you more calm than you were when you sat down? Does your mind feel more clear? Are you more focused on the day ahead? The more you’re able to establish a connection between your meditation practice and feeling better, the more invested you’ll be in finding time to sit down each day for practice.

Remind yourself of the benefits of Meditation.

Record any excuses. If you decide not to meditate one day, make a note of your reasoning. Seeing the excuse written down can help to minimize it. Tomorrow it won’t have the same power over you, especially when compared to how important the health of your mind really is.