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Four techniques to help you meditate

There have been countless studies that show meditation is good for the body and mind. And many of us have thought at one point or another that we’d like to get into a regular schedule of meditating. Does it happen?

Not usually.

But you haven’t figured that routine out because you haven’t figured out which type of meditation is right for you.

So, to help you get started we’ve put together a few ways to make meditating easier.

100 breaths

This is a really simple technique to start meditating. It’s often used in mindfulness meditation and is really simple. Take 100 breaths and count them as you go along. Don’t think about anything else. That’s it. It gives you something you can concentrate on while completely letting everything else go.

Alarm clock meditation

One thing many first timers find is that they start to think about how long they’ve been doing it. Time is something we all like to keep track of, and shutting out the world means that we can quite easily lose track. So set a timer for 5 or ten minutes and when the alarm goes off you’re done.

Make sure you’re comfy!

Many people are held back in meditation because most of the time, they find the practice uncomfortable. Cross legged, straight back, and mudra fingers doesn’t exactly sound like the easiest position to settle in.

So to start with, meditate in a position that you find comfortable. The practice isn’t about getting a sore back; it’s about resting, being still, and finding peace.

Find help

Sometimes it can be hard to get into a schedule of meditating without guidance. So don’t be afraid to find help. There are meditating groups all over the country – head down and try one in your area out.

Here at Stepping Stones Greenwich we offer a number of products and services designed to help you find inner peace. Browse our site, or get in touch if you’d like to find out more about how we can help.

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