You can build your meditation times up. When you begin it may be quite short. Perhaps even 5 minutes only. As you get used to sitting, you will find that your meditation time lengthens. Allow this to happen naturally and don’t force yourself to meditate for extended periods if it does not feel right for you.
It will depend upon your lifestyle as to the best time of the day to meditate. As mentioned earlier – the quieter the better. When you feel that you have time for yourself – then that is the time. If you are a shift worker that will be quite different to if you have a family, [...]
Creating a regular routine makes it easy to meditate. In this way you do not forget to practice, you have no excuse not to practice it is merely something that you do. It is a part of your life.
There will always be noises in your life. If you are in the city it is the police cars or traffic, if you are in the country it can be the birds. If you are inside at home it can be children playing or the washing machine doing its job. Therefore the best way to deal [...]
There are a variety of ways to sit comfortably during meditation with or without support. You can sit on a high cushion on the floor with your legs crossed. This is a very basic form of the traditional Indian lotus position. There are many zafus or high round cushions that support this style of sitting. You [...]
To get the best out of your meditation it helps to have a special space to meditate in. A special place to meditate encourages you to create a regular routine You can create this space in a corner of a bedroom, in the garden, in the loungeroom… wherever you like. Just ensure that the space will [...]