Practice Regular Meditation to Improve Your Quality of Life

If you have a lot of stress or anxiety in your life, then performing regular meditation is one of the best things you can do to alleviate it. Meditation has been practiced for centuries by people all over the world, and it is currently gaining in popularity by practitioners in the western hemisphere.

If you have never practiced meditation before, then you should definitely check out what all the buzz is about!

In order to practice meditation, the first thing you need to do is scout out a quiet location either in your home or at some other optimal location, such as a park or the beach. Ideally, you want your mediation space to be relaxing, quiet, and as free from distractions as possible. If you are meditating in your home, you want the area to be as free from foot-traffic as you can make it too, because it would be very distracting to have people coming and going all around you while you are trying to attain a heightened state of awareness.

It is also a good idea to wear comfortable clothing while you meditate. If your clothing is tight or restrictive in some way, you will be apt to concentrate on your discomfort, rather than allowing yourself to relax and be at peace with yourself and your surroundings. Therefore, I’d recommend wearing sweats or yoga-appropriate clothing.

Once you are ready to sit down and start meditating, you need to get into a position that is most comfortable for you. You can sit cross-legged. You can sit in a chair. You can lie down on the floor (just don’t get too comfortable so that you actually fall asleep). The position you select doesn’t make much difference. The most important thing is that you are comfortable and able to remain in the position for a period of time.

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Then, after you get settled, close your eyes and begin to concentrate on your breathing. Think about how your body feels each time that you draw a breath in… and exhale it back out. Try to live in the present moment as much as you can and direct all of your focus onto your breathing.

If other thoughts enter into your mind, that’s alright. Just try not deliberate over them for any length of time. Rather, simply allow them to wax and wane like the tides. Never express judgment to your thoughts and try not to assign any specific emotion to them either, whether positive or negative. Simply allow them to be whatever it is that they are.

You should try to remain in a meditative state for at least 10-15 minutes, or longer if you’re able. When you are about to break out of your meditative state do so slowly. Countdown backwards from ten and slowly open your eyes once you get down to zero.

And that’s pretty much all there is to it! If you practice regular meditation, that is every day, then you are soon going to start to reap enormous benefits that can significantly enhance your quality of life. So what are you waiting for? Get started with your first meditation session today!

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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