meditationMeditation is an amazing tool for helping you to connect with your Self; the greater part of you that is eternal and omniscient. We are spiritual beings, having a human experience, and the practice of meditation gives us a chance to tune out the noise of our physical world and tune in to our inner voice, the voice of our Source.

There are 1000’s of ways to meditate and the best way for each individual is a fun and joyous experiment in self-discovery.

I am in the process of creating a meditation class and curriculum for teaching meditation separately, but currently, you can expect daily meditation to be an integral part of each of my coaching programs. My meditation guru, davidji offers amazing free resources and guidance. Visit his website at davidji.com.

If you want to start a simple meditation practice and start forming the habit of daily meditation, here is the exact method taught to me.

Simple process to begin creating a meditation practice

Each morning for one week, first thing in the morning, set a timer for 5 minutes, get as still as possible and silent as possible and just focus on your breath. Just witness yourself breathing in and out, in and out, visualize the breath moving into your body and back out into the universe. If your attention wanders, gently bring it back to your breath. Do this for 5 minutes for the first week, then add 1 minute per week each week after that. By the time you have done this for 25 weeks or so, you will be in the habit of meditating for 30 minutes every morning.

You can do this exact process for an afternoon or early evening meditation. A widely recommended goal is 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon. But there is no wrong way to meditate! To quote my teacher davidji again “the only bad meditation is the one you don’t show up for.”

Stay in touch with me for updates, or reach out and let me know if you would like specific guidance in learning to meditate. Lauren@behappyfirst.org

Namaste’