I once thought meditation is for people who have hours to spare doing some weird, bone bending postures on a rubber mat.
“Man, I think I’m too stiff for weird poses anymore! Besides, I probably don’t have hours to spare a day!”
Well, I was dead wrong on a lot of things about meditation. The truth is, I probably needed meditation the most, when I’m very busy!
“Oh yeah? How come?”
My last post enumerated the benefits I reaped from meditating . These benefits unlocked, despite me allotting only 10-20 minutes of my time each day to meditation! Amazing, right?!
Let’s jump to my current meditation practice. This is a guided meditation based on Headspace’s Take 20.
Most meditative practice I’ve tried contained 3 basic foundational elements:
- The first element is on body posturing and finding an anchor to focus your attention. This rely on the body’s contact to environment and breathing.
- Second element is about collecting the mind, called “coming back” when one is distracted during meditation.
- The practice of “being here”, the practice of being mindful, recognizing and allowing non-judgemental presence completes the third part . [/alert-note]
If you noticed all of these foundational elements (plus some) are in my meditation practice. To recap, here’s an infographic of the steps in my meditation.
You can copy and tweak this to your liking. Better yet, try first Headspace’s Take 10 before jumping deeper into meditation. I listed tips on meditation in this post. For more tips, tools and updates on meditation, do subscribe to this blog and get it right in your email.