“A fantastic way to gain insight and slow down your path through life. “
How I did it: Bit by bit I read books, checked out different guided meditation audios, and made time to do it for at least 10 minutes a day. It’s a bit hard to get in the habit at first, but if you keep at it, you’ll start to notice improvements in your focus after a while, and I intend to keep deepening my practice to gain as much benefit as I can from here on out.
Lessons & tips: – Start with a short meditation and keep doing it regularly. even 1-5 minutes a day is a good start, I think
- Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation CDs
- Global Yoga, a cd by Angela Carole Brown. Her compassion meditation is free on youtube and the yoga exercises on the CD were worth it.
- How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan – A classic in the field, gives an introduction to a number of different meditative exercises.
- I personally had some background in tai chi which helped me with the concept of meditative states. I recommend finding some sort of class or workshop if you’re having trouble getting started on your own.
It took me 15 months.
It made me more at ease