Starting your day practicing mindfulness meditation is a great way to center yourself, clear your mind of any preconceived stress or anxiety and to prepare yourself for your day ahead.
Ending your day by practicing mindfulness meditation helps to release any built up tension or stress that has accumulated throughout your day, promotes deep relaxation and enables you to have a restful sleep.
3 VERY EASY steps to meditate at home!
Start by preparing your meditation space, this can be done quite quickly. Choose a piece of relaxing music to play and find a quiet pace to begin your mindfulness practice, either inside or outside is fine, just make sure it is quiet.
Now find a comfortable position for your body; sitting on a couch, chair or laying down, whichever is most comfortable. You may want to use pillows or blankets to help improve your posture while meditating.
Put on your music and start by focusing on your breath. Focus on the inhalation and exhalation of the breath. Focus on any sensations in the body such as the rise and full of your chest or the expanding and contracting of your belly as your breathe. If any unwanted thoughts or stresses come into your mind, come back to the natural pace of your breath.
It really is that simple!
The more you practice mindfulness meditation the easier it is to focus on the breath without any unwanted thoughts coming into your mind.
Try practicing mindfulness meditation weekly or even daily and notice the results!