- Think of meditation as a time to explore your current state of being, just as it is, in the moment. By letting go of the idea that you are working toward being a certain way, meditation can bring your awareness into the present, grounding you in your experience.
- A great place to start is with your breath. Focus you attention on the inhale and the exhale. Become aware of your posture and straighten your spine so you feel alert and relaxed but not rigid.
- When you notice your mind wandering, which it often will, simply acknowledge the thoughts, feeling or sensations that arise, then let them go and gently redirect your attention back to your breath for as long as you’d like.
Still having trouble with mediation? Try an app like “Stop, Breath & Think” which include exercises for mindful breathing, guided body scans and recommended meditations to try, depending on your mood.