If you would like to begin your meditation practice the first thing to do is to START.
Choose a time when you would like to meditate and set the timer.
If you have never meditated before, then start with only 1 minute per day.
Make a habit to meditate in the same place every time.
Wear comfortable clothing especially around your waist.
if you are cold cover yourself up with a blanket.
If you are tired then it's probably better if you rest first before meditating.
If your tummy is full, wait at least 2 hours before meditating.
Regarding your posture, the main thing is to have your spine nice and straight and in line with your neck and head. You can meditate seated on a chair or cushion. You can also meditate lying down, however if you are a beginner it's easier to fall asleep.
Once you are in a nice and quiet place where you won't be disturbed, begin focusing on your breathing.
Your inhale and your exhale.
If thoughts come to mind and they will, simply allow yourself to observe them without interacting with them.
Bring your awareness back your breath.
Focus in the here and now.
Meditation is a practice where the mind is encouraged to focus on the breath, a sound or an object.
Meditation is a practice where the mind is encouraged to relax by simply observing the thoughts without interaction.
Meditation is a practice where the mind is encouraged to become aware of any sensations, feelings, emotions, sounds.
Written by Corina Pall from Heart and Soul Meditation (www.heartandsoulmeditation.co.uk)