Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body. The goal is to focus and understand your mind—eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm. With practice, you’ll be able to achieve a sense of tranquility and peace no matter what’s going on around you.
Meditation is something everyone can do to improve their mental and emotional health.
- Reduces stress
- Controls anxiety
- Improves sleep
- Promotes emotional health
- Enhances self-awareness
- Lengthens attention span
- May reduce age-related memory loss
- Can generate kindness
- May help fight addictions
- Helps control pain
- Can decrease blood pressure
- You can meditate anywhere
How to meditate for beginners?
- Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
- Close your eyes. We recommend using one of our Cooling Eye Masks or Restorative Eye Pillows if lying down.
- Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
- Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
- Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.