What is meditation?
Meditation is the achievement of not achieving something.
It’s a puzzling paradox, we know. Keep reading and understand more about meditation, what it is – and why you need to do it.
In our modern busy world, more and more people are looking into mindfulness and meditation. We know now, that with our ambitious goals and busy lives, not always achieving something, is crucial for our wellbeing.
When we don’t relax our body and mind, we risk burning out, and the body and mind stopping us from going anywhere further. The consequences can be severe. Not only for ourselves, but also for people around us. Meditation is a science-backed method, to help find peace of mind and fall into relaxation. That is why meditation has become a popular tool in limiting and preventing stress. And to help us come back stronger and wiser when we have fallen.
Learn how to meditate
A wise man once said that you should practice meditation for 20 minutes every day.
Unless you don’t have the time. Then you need to meditate for an hour.
Lucky for you busy bees, research shows that you don’t need to meditate for 20 minutes every day.
As little as 5 minutes a day can have a positive effect.
Here, you’ll find some mindful meditation exercises for beginners and advanced.
When you’re ready to try out meditation, go to our meditation app, and listen to guided meditations for advanced and beginners, and even kids. The soothing voices of our meditation teachers will guide you through it. All you have to do is press play and listen.
Meditation for beginners
Sit in a nice relaxed position.
Roll your shoulders and neck, and release any tensions you might have.
Take a deep breath.
Inhale while you count to three, hold your breath shortly, and exhale while you count to three. Repeat this breathing a couple of times.
Close your eyes, and do the deep slow breathing, while you feel the sensations in your body. If your mind wanders, kindly stop the thoughts, and gently pull your attention to your body and your breathing again.
That is meditation, and as little as three minutes daily is enough to feel the effect of going about the rest of your busy schedule.
Meditation for intermediates
When you’ve practiced sitting still with a calm breath and a focused mind, you can start specifying your focus. A mantra, an object, or an intention.
You can practice visualizing the love that flows through you. When you breathe in, you pull the love to you. From the top of your head and into your entire body. When you breathe out, you send out love. Through your feet out in the world.
This lifts your mood and energy, while also increasing your compassion for yourself and others.