Begin by creating a quiet space, and scheduling a regular time to practice. The simplest way to integrate meditation into your schedule is after your Yoga practice, with breath work and Savasana, and then sit up in a comfortable seat for meditation.
Take a moment to check-in with where you are. Ask yourself, “What is my motivation for today? Why do I want to bring more of into my life?” Whatever your answers are, make them your intention.
Train your mind to focus. Stay with one single thing for an extended period. For a seated meditation, either close your eyes or hold them slightly open. This attention will allow you to begin to see and not get caught up in the habits and patterns of the mind.
It’s okay if you experience a flood of thoughts. When thoughts arise, invite your mind to return to your technique as an anchor for you.
Once you begin to sit in meditation, you begin to notice how busy your mind is with so many open tabs and you will learn to develop mindfulness and awareness without judgement!
It takes time to develop a new habit. Be patient with yourself. Begin with 5 to 10 minutes of quiet, and build up to 30 to 45 minutes. Use a timer so you don’t have to watch the clock.