“Thinking does not create movement.”
So, how do you get out of the thinking spiral?
For someone who has an overly active mind and is constantly told.. ‘you think way too much’.
Meditation has clearly been the answer but getting me to sit down and breathe.. is a little like getting me to run for a few kilometres (good in theory but probably won’t happen).
When I first started my yoga journey, Savasana was more than enough meditation for me.
Would we call it meditation or a nap? 🙂
It wasn’t until it became a non-negotiable, part of a get Danielle inspired program.. I had a push to start.
So I started.
I sat down in my room, on the cushion, with my fingers in the mudras position, with my back straight and breathed.
In and out.
In and out.
Stop thinking, stop thinking.
The first time felt a little bit naughty, waiting for whatever it was I was waiting for.
But nothing came.
I just wanted it to be over.
This was three years ago.
And I’m going to be honest, my meditation practise has gone in ebbs and flows.
However, I’m recently back on the bandwagon and it feels so good.
I’ve learnt alot in my three years of sitting and breathing and I’m going to share it with you.
Because meditating is the most beautiful way to become grounded, connected and at ease.
Oh and did I mention.. it’s free.
- Don’t think about meditation when you are meditating, simply breathe.
- Sit comfortably (anywhere) and close your eyes.
- Try a mantra, inhale: LOVE, exhale: FEAR.
- Thoughts will come and that’s wonderfully ok, just let them leave.
- Feel the energy move into your hands, the beautiful buzzing soften your body.
- Keep breathing.
- Set a small goal, try 5 minutes and then 10 minutes.
- Pat yourself on the back when you’ve finished.
When I started meditating, I used an app on my phone, here are my three favourite, you can download and try them for free.
- Head Space (Simple, no-nonsense & super easy to use).
- Calm (Beautiful music, beautiful and different speakers to listen with).
- Smiling Mind (Easy to use with a great selection of specific meditations to help with different areas of your life).
It’s the easiest way to catch the calm, give it a go, even for two minutes.. the benefits are out of this world.