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  • Meditation is a habit I've been practicing for the past 2 years.

  • It's so simple and yet can be so difficult at the same time.

  • But I keep on trying because I strongly believe in the power of meditation to enhance our quality of life.

  • The purpose of meditation is to clear your mind, practice being aware of the present moment.

  • There are so many benefits to meditation, whether it's physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

  • I don't think I can name them all.

  • But to start, meditation can help you calm your mind, destress, and find inner peace and balance.

  • It can help Improve your focus, your metabolism, and your sleep.

  • It can also increase your productivity, creativity, intuition, and happiness, and reduce aging, boost your immune system, and add incredible value to your overall well-being.

  • First, find a quiet space where you'll be undisturbed for a period of time.

  • Then, sit cross legged on a cushion or in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.

  • Whatever your sitting position, make sure your back is straight but not too tense.

  • Imagine a string from your tailbone pulling all the way up your spine to the highest point of your head.

  • Softly close your eyes and begin to breathe slowly and deeply.

  • (breathe)

  • Your mind should follow the path of the breath going in and out of your nose.

  • If you notice yourself drifting off into your thoughts, simply bring your focus back to your breath.

  • Be the observer of your thoughts, but don't engage in them.

  • The goal here is to enter the "gap" -- the space where you're aware of yourself and what's around you, but your mind is actually not thinking anything.

  • This awareness is your consciousness.

  • It's your soul.

  • Start small.

  • Try meditating for 5 minutes a day, and you can build from there.

  • I recommend using a meditation timer: my favorite is Zenfriend.

  • Find a time that works for you that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

  • I like to meditate for 20 minutes in the morning after I journal.

  • Creating a daily meditation routine won't always be an easy journey.

  • So keep in mind: patience, perseverance, and non-judgment.

  • Be patient with yourself, for the time will pass anyway.

  • Persevere, even at times you want to give up.

  • And don't judge yourself when your mind wanders.

  • Just do your best.

  • You can try putting on some relaxing music or sounds of nature while you meditate.

  • Or try following a guided meditation.

  • I highly recommend Headspace - I think it's so beautifully designed and so user-friendly.

  • If you want to get more advanced, you can incorporate a mudra or hand pose for your meditation.

  • Here are just a few examples.

  • Palms up to receive.

  • Palms down for grounding.

  • This mudra provides calming energy for deep contemplation and reflection.

  • It's useful for increasing self awareness.

  • This mudra generates knowledge, wisdom, creativity and calmness.

  • You can face your palms up to receive or down to feel more grounded.

  • This mudra symbolizes patience and discipline, and helps generate a feeling of stability.

  • This mudra represents energy and health, and provides a feeling of self confidence and balance.

  • And this mudra symbolizes communication and openness.

  • It can help strengthen your intuition and feeling.

  • If you liked this video, please give it a thumbs up and comment below if you've ever tried meditation.

  • Let me know how it makes you feel.

  • Thanks so for watching, guys! Love you all and namaste.

Meditation is a habit I've been practicing for the past 2 years.

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How to Meditate

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    謝宗耘 posted on 2018/02/23
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