Have you been wanting to get into meditation but found the whole thing a little bit intimidating? You’re not alone! Here are a few things I’ve learned as I faced my fears and dipped my toes into the meditation pool.
Remember that free meditation tool I shared here a while back? After making my way through the free portions of Andy Puddicombe’s program, I decided to invest in the paid service, too. You know, for research purposes. The free meditations are a set of ten guided ten-minute meditations, and the paid service includes longer sessions that I’m excited to explore! I’m working on the series of 15 minute meditations now and loving it.
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Meditation is more than just relaxing. It’s actually physically beneficial. From your central nervous system to improving heart health and promoting better sleep, there are a ton of benefits to working meditation into your day.
What’s so scary about meditation?
Before I decided to jump in and try meditation, I had a few misconceptions about how it works, and I’m betting that I’m not the only one. I thought meditation was strict and difficult. I thought it was kind of uncomfortable – sitting cross-legged on the floor for long periods of time sounded like a recipe for back pain, for example. And turning off your brain? How impossible does that sound?
The truth about meditation is that it’s not about fighting anything, and it’s not about how or where you’re sitting. On the next page, I’ll bust a few of the myths about meditation that might be roadblocks for you.