#15daily Step 5: MIND
This step is also 5mins - again it can help to use a timer.
There are so many ways to meditate! But here’s a simple one - and we’ll go through variations live on IG in a few days.
Find a comfortable sitting or standing position. It really helps to have an upright spine. I use a meditation cushion to help my posture. Start with a smile. Go in with that energy rather than get really serious. Breathe gently through your nose, no need to force it. If you’re loving it, just continue gently following your breath while connecting with your body. If you need more, try mentally using the phrase ‘breathing in I relax the body, breathing out I quieten the mind’ as you gently breath in and out.
If you get lost in thoughts - don’t stress. Just smile, and come back to the breath. Meditation is the practice of remembering - remembering to come back to the present moment. Over and over again.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn