06 Aug How to Make Time To Meditate (when you don’t like meditating)
Let’s talk about meditation! Meditation is often praised as one of the most important elements of a well-being practice. It has been used by many to manage stress and anxiety, help improve focus and your ability to be clearer in your mind and heart.
Like all things good for you, there comes resistance and the practice doesn’t always come easy for everyone. Meditation can be notoriously difficult, even for people who have done it for years.
Sometimes to get into a routine with your meditation you just need to let go of that judgy voice in your head and do less rather than more.
Here are 3 tips on how to improve your mediation time and skills:
1. Don’t work too hard to meditate
One of the most common roadblocks in meditation is working too hard where you feel you need to fight your thoughts and not think about everything. Ummm, just the thought of not thinking about this is enough to send someone on a spin away from meditation. It’s about be-ing, not do-ing.
Focus on being still in the present moment, which really involves nothing from you.
2. How to overcome the urge to do more.
It can feel very unnatural, and even unsettling, to surrender into stillness during meditation, into that place behind all your thoughts and emotions. This is why we feel inclined to wrestle with our thoughts whilst trying to focus, and so on. It’s about stripping away unnecessary things. Know that every meditation session isn’t going to leave you feeling enlightened, and allow yourself to fully be in the experience.
3. Make time work for you
Taking the time for meditation can sometimes feel daunting as you look at your calendar and think how on earth will I make this work? Meditation can start from as little as 2 mins to 20 mins. Carve out a moment and soon enough you will be on your way to meditation and more importantly, giving yourself time to be with you.
Head over to Power Living‘s online yoga studio, yogaholics and join one of our favourite teachers, Eliza, in her 3-min meditation basics. You will be getting present to the basics as you start on your meditation journey. Are you ready to meditate?
We see you on the mat, yogi!
Written by the Yogaholics team.