I am no expert at meditating. In fact I think it took me about 7 years to learn, resisting even trying to learn it the first 3 years… Now I try to take 15 minutes every morning. Note: it doesn’t happen every morning and that’s okay, 6 out of 7 is still very good!
I’m still not sure if I’m doing it right. But I do know that it feels good to slow down.
I’ve been follow a recording called Phase 6 by Mindvalley (more info on that below). Sometimes if my mind is racing I can’t focus on the thoughts, so all I do is breathe in and out and that helps to. For me meditation is focusing on my breath, being calm in the moment and setting an intention for my life.
On this page you’ll find some of the resources that have helped shape my path to where I am today – still no expert, but I’ve learned to enjoy the process.
Description of the app: Enjoy the benefits of meditation as you walk. Walking meditation can be just as profound as sitting meditation. Perfect for those who have trouble sitting still to meditate, it’s also great for those who enjoy sitting meditations. It helps bring meditation into every moment of the day. As you walk, you are gently guided to experience your body and your surroundings fully. Letting go of thoughts about the past and future allows you to experience the present moment more fully.
You can find it on the Apple Store > HERE
A Year Of Miracles by Marianne Williamson
Before I was able to sit down for 15 minutes and meditate, I started with this book. One day at a time, at least starting my day with beautiful words.
10 Percent Happier by Dan Harris
A part memoir, part how-to New York Times bestseller about meditation. That book led to the 10% Happier podcast, and a meditation app that teaches fidgety skeptics learn to meditate. Watch the interviews > HERE. He also has a great FAQ site and answers all questions you might have around meditation > HERE
5 Minutes Escapes
I came across this app recently and really enjoy it. Only have 5 minutes? Need to reset coming home from work before you greet your family? Just select your escape meditation press play and let the audio take you to a world of relaxation and calm. Each escape meditation consists of relaxing music to calm and soothe you and guided visualization,and relaxation techniques to calm your body and mind.