We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditating for stress relief, focus, creativity and being happier. With so much change happening in our world, now is the time to go within for some inner peace. Here are some tips to help you make time to meditate. Click on the video below to learn more.
- Choose a quiet place where you will not be disturbed
- Sit rather than lie down, if you can, to prevent sleep
- Pick a regular time of day morning or evening, or both
- Know that thoughts will come in—just let them float away like clouds
- Come to your practice with an attitude of gratitude
Here are a few suggestions. To begin your brief meditation, sit up straight in a chair, close your eyes, and do a meditative breath. Breathe in slowly concentrating on your breath. Start small, add a few minutes each week.
If thoughts come in, let them go and return to your breath, and you may try saying to yourself “peace” or “I am calm.” Say this mantra or focus on your breathing. Do this meditation for five minutes the first week, then each week add five more minutes until you reach 15 or 20 minutes. Who doesn’t have five minutes? You can do this.
To help you get started, check out our new soothing app that’s launching soon called “Inner Peace Time.” Download your free mediation called “Peace Breath.”
There’s an important Harvard Study that showed within eight weeks of meditating, brain scans show more calm and focus in crucial areas of the brain for those who meditated compared to a control group who did not meditate.
Wishing you peace!
Vicki Atlas Israel
Your Mindset and Meditation Coach
Vicki Atlas Israel is a Mindset and Meditation Coach, and the Amazon bestselling author of “Inner Power NOW.” The Foreword is written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jack Canfield, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” High-performers hire Vicki to improve their wellbeing and to live their best life. Vicki is also passionate about bringing more inner peace to parents, children, and those who work with children.