There are lots of ways meditation benefits your body and mind, and helps you to live more in the moment. Although meditation is incredibly rewarding, we know it can be a somewhat intimidating practice to begin. But don’t worry—we’re here to help you build your practice.
If you’re new to meditating, it’s important to start small. There’s no need to force yourself into a lengthy meditation session. You can experience the positive effects of meditation—such as stress reduction, better sleep, pain relief and a strengthened immune system—even after just a few short sessions. The crucial thing is not how many minutes you spend meditating, but how frequently you practice meditation. It’s all about making it a daily habit.
Ask yourself what your needs are and what you are feeling today. Feeling tension in your body? Feeling life rush by and want to embrace being in the moment? Try out one of the guided meditations below, focusing on the body, mind and connect to the present—you’ll feel more at ease in no time.
1. Relieve tension in your body
Let expert Deborah Quibell take you through this guided meditation designed to relieve tension in your body. Put on some of your comfiest clothes, listen to Deborah’s soothing voice and immerse yourself completely in the art of meditation.
2. Relax your mind
Trouble slowing down your thoughts? Try to set aside 5 minutes of your day and let Deborah take you through this guided meditation created to calm your mind. That’s a daily routine we all have time for, right?
3. Connecting to the present moment
Ever fully experienced what it’s like to be present in the moment? A lot of activities can help you be more present and meditation is number one on our list. Learn how to simply breath, let go and enjoy the here and now with this guided meditation.
Want to further enrich your meditation experience? Try engaging your senses by introducing elements of aromatherapy. Gently massaging your temples with scented oil or focusing on the flickering flame of a scented candle will give your meditation an extra dimension.