Meditation is one of the best things you can do to calm your mind and become a less stressful person. There are multiple benefits to meditating that most people don’t even know about, for example…
- You can reduce panic attacks
- You can think more clearly
- You will make better decisions
- Your confidence will sky rocket
- You will let small things slide
And many many more. So today I want to show you how you can master meditation in only 5 steps, with just 15 minutes per day. Sounds good? Cool, let’s get on with it then.
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1. Find a quiet place
It’s essential that you find a quiet place to meditate. There must be zero distractions. A dark or dimly lit room is the most preferred. If you can’t find a quiet place then there’s going to be a problem, unless you have a set of over ear nice cancelling headphones.
2. Darken the room
Some say that the room you’re in needs to be totally pitch black for you to feel the full effects of meditation, however others say it can be broad daylight and your meditation will be just fine. I personally believe that the darker the room, the better it is for the mind to completely relax, as we associate dark to night, so the brain will shut down quicker.
3. Sit or lie down
There are more benefits to sitting down as opposed to lying down, because you’re more likely to sleep if lying down. So sit with your back to a wall, legs crossed and arms resting on your legs… you’re now ready to start meditating.
4. Focus on your breathing
There are various forms of meditation. But for the sake of learning, we’re going to focus on the simplest method. That is breathing, all you need to do is close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Breath in slowly, hold for a couple of seconds and breath out slowly. Every time you breath in/out… you must count in your mind.
The reason why is because if you don’t focus on the counting, then you will be more likely to think of other things in life and you’re brain won’t be able to shut down.
5. Use a timer to train your brain
Use a timer on your iPhone to time 5 minutes, then when you master that… move onto 10 minutes. Keep doing this until you are able to mediate without distraction for 1 hour. This may take several weeks to months, to master.