Cultivate mindfulness, approach life with nonjudgement and compassion, improve concentration, openheartedness, and clarity through meditation.

How do you start?

Guided Meditation

Try guided meditation with a teacher who can give you cues, such as to observe your breath, or visualize your ideal future. Try a local yoga class that incorporates both active movement and meditation.

Give it Time

Don’t expect results overnight. Meditation and mindfulness requires practice and patience. It is recommended to try 30 days for at least 20-minutes per meditation.

Find a Comfortable Position

Whether that be sitting, standing, walking or reclining, find a comfortable position that lends to relaxing and mindful thinking. Avoid positions that cause fidgeting or your legs or arms to fall asleep.

Find the Right Time

Some recommendations include meditation first thing when you wak up in the morning. The silence and peace can help you to focus and set your mind to start your day on the right foot. This time of day also helps you to meditate with a clear mind, free of irritations that might arise throughout the day that weigh on your mind.

Some people enjoy meditation before bed to help them relax and fall asleep. This can be particularly helpful if you find yourself lying awake at night, having trouble falling asleep.

What Type of Meditation?

Explore your options to see what works best for you. Two basic categories include mindfulness meditation and concentration.

Mindfulness focuses on observing the mind and body without judgment.

Concentration practices direct your attention toward something, maybe to visualizing your goals, feeling loving-kindness for others and yourself or to repeating phrases (mantras).

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