It’s not new to hear someone saying meditation is a challenge, yet it’s also not new to hear that meditation has plenty of benefits.
That is why a lot of people who want to get into meditation look for various methods and techniques that will work for them. After all, we are all unique and fortunately, there are different methods of meditation that you can try until you find something that works for you.
However, we’re not going to discuss the types of meditation, but some techniques that you can try to ease you into the practice.
1. Be In Nature
When we see something green, the mind starts to relax. Therefore, if you’re having a hard time meditating, go outside and surround yourself with nature. If you can’t leave the house, you can stare at the greenery outside your home. If you have photos of trees, you can also look at them before or while you meditate.
One of the easiest ways to get down to business is to visualize and create your dream life. It can be a picture in your mind on how you want your day to look like, or even how you want your life to be in ten years. Be as detailed as possible and while you’re at it, focus on all the aspects and elements—what are you wearing, who are you with, etc., Go deep and visualize the life that you want.
3. Think of Something Calming
We all have that one place we can go to in our heads where it relaxes us. Use this place to anchor yourself and contemplate on it. It’s a great way to relax and get you ready for your practice.
4. Use a Mantra
Often overlooked, mantras are actually a powerful brain hack. When you meditate. your brain becomes blank, ready to take whatever you want to give it. So, why not paint a happy picture?
To help you focus better on your meditation, use a mantra that is applicable to you. It can be as simple as “I am happy,” that you would repeat in your head or say out loud through the course of your practice.
A mantra will allow you to drive your subconscious to where you want it to be.
5. Cover Your Eyes
Some people find it difficult to sleep when there’s light. The same thing may be experienced when we meditate. One way to help you relax and focus is to cover your eyes with an eye mask or a towel while you meditate. Doing so will put you in the zone and will relax your fluttering eyelids.
6. Listen To Binaural Beats
Binaural beats are becoming widely popular these days as more and more people discover the benefits. When you listen to it, it will match certain sound waves in your brain, which will bring your mind into a more meditative state because they sync with your brain waves.
7. Use Lavender Oil
Lavender is the top natural sedative today. It smells amazing and it carries a calming effect on the mind. You can rub lavender oil on your wrists or feet to relax you and prepare you for meditation. If you have a diffuser, add a few drops of lavender oil and switch it on while you meditate.
Use these techniques and see which one works for you best. Once you ease into the practice, everything else will follow. Namaste!