As our lives become more and more hectic, increasing numbers of people are turning within; taking a more active interest in not only their physical but also spiritual and emotional health. The result? They are introduced to meditation. Despite being used as a spiritual healing practice for thousands of years, meditation has now made its way into the mainstream, capturing the attention of our increasingly health-conscious culture.
But why meditate at all?
There are innumerable benefits to practicing meditation. However, if you are new to meditation, here are some of the key benefits for your interest.
“It’s scientifically-proven that meditation brings dozens of powerful benefits to those that practice it.”
These benefits are just the tip of the iceberg; scientists and spiritual teachers alike have uncovered that the benefits of a regular meditation practice are innumerable. Meditation, quite literally, has hundreds of benefits to offer psychologically, physically, and spiritually.
So, what exactly is the practice of the Law of Attraction meditation? How can we all reap its many benefits?
For beginners, the primary purpose of meditation is to clear the mind.
We live hectic, high-pressure lives. We rarely let our minds settle on one thing; meditation, however, can prove the ideal channel through which our minds can achieve quiet and rest. The are two components essential for a healthy, stress-free life.
When it comes to the practice of meditating itself, here are 4 easy steps to follow for a simple beginners practice.
This could be sitting crossed legged on a matt or cushion; or if this feels too strenuous, try sitting comfortably on an upright chair with your feet on the ground. There is no need to try and force yourself into any complicated lotus position, but it is important to try and not slouch!
Either close your eyes gently or allow your gaze to fall softly, without focusing on anything in particular. Let your breathing come naturally. Focus on breathing in through your nose, before letting out a long, slow exhale through the mouth. Your breathing should become gradually deeper and longer. However, it is important not to force anything. You want to be relaxed.
Once you've been breathing deeply for some time, notice how your body begins to relax and you feel a sense of calm wash over you.
Be aware of every breath you take. Focus on every smooth in-breath and every easy out-breath. Focus on this and nothing else, for as long as feels comfortable for you.
If you find that your mind does begin to wonder, don’t feel disheartened. This can happen a lot whilst you begin to get used to the practice. Until then, simply acknowledge that your mind has wandered, before bringing your attention back to your breathing.
Once you have familiarized yourself with these basics, there are a number of different meditation practices you can try out. There are many ways to meditate, depending on what you wish to achieve, from relaxation to visualization or even creative problem-solving.
Finding the time to meditate is possibly the most challenging aspect of the entire practice. However, you don’t have to meditate for hours in order to experience the benefits. All you need are 10-15 minutes a day. That’s it.
Whether it’s the first thing in the morning, or before you go to bed, for just one week find the time add a daily meditation practice. Form a habit! Soon enough, daily meditation can quickly become second nature to you. When this happens, you can use your improved self-awareness to find an inner peace and calm that you had never imagined possible.
With a regular Law of Attraction meditation practice, your relationship with the universe and yourself can be changed for the better; all from something as simple as switching off and breathing.