- Sit upright comfortably
- Gently close your eyes
- Breathe deeply
- Slowly scan your body, and notice any sensations
- Be aware of any thoughts you are having
- When your mind wanders, focus on your breath
- Gently open your eyes when you are ready
Meditation is a powerful tool that can have a profound impact on our mental and physical well-being. Studies show that regular meditation can lower stress levels, improve mental clarity and even enhance sleep.
One of the most appealing benefits of meditation is that it helps quiet the constant chatter of our minds, allowing us to tap into our intuition and live more fully in the present moment.
When we are NOT present, however, we miss out on the richness of life. The smell of our dog’s fur as we snuggle, the way the sun feels on our skin, a smile from a loved one, the flavor of dark chocolate as we savor every bite.
No matter how fast life is moving around us, there is always a place of stillness inside. By training our mind to live more in each present moment, we stop seeking peace and serenity and realize it’s right here, right now. Below is a guide for getting started with meditation in seven easy steps.