Healing Practices and Self-Nurturing Rituals Series - Meditation
Sometimes, people find themselves so connected with the outside world that they fail to connect with themselves properly. If you need to heal and self-nurture, consider using meditation as a tool to repair your inner self, mind, and spirit.
Meditation is the act of simple reflection through a quieting of the mind. Everyone can approach meditation practices a little differently; to get started, you can follow this basic guide and make changes as you see fit for your preferences and needs:
Find a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted for at least a few minutes.
Dim or turn off the lights if possible.
Remove any distractions from your space, such as your cell phone.
Sit down and close your eyes.
Take long, measured deep breaths. Focus on your breathing and allow other thoughts to exit your mind.
As you become aware of your breathing pattern, allow yourself to focus on your senses in the moment – what are you feeling, smelling, tasting, hearing, and/or seeing in your mind’s eye?