25 Aug How to meditate
The hardest part of meditating is getting started. Here’s our guide to what’s worked for us and should work for you too.
Meditation is often overcomplicated by those new to it, which is understandable. Quietening your mind can be tricky and turn into a frustrating, rather than calming, experience. To avoid falling down that rabbit hole, this is what we recommend:
1 | Find the time
Set aside a time each day where you’ll not be disturbed and you’re not needed by anyone else. Try your best to keep it to the same time each day as that’s easier for your brain to lock it into a habit.
In the new normal we’re all living through, that can be a challenge. So, don’t overstress if it’s not possible.
Regularity is something we’ve struggled with while juggling homeschooling, nappy changes and a multitude of other random things over the last few months.
The important thing is ensuring you set aside a half-hour each day just for you.
2 | Get comfy
Find a nice sitting position and use cushions for support where needed. Try not to lie down as you may get too comfy and fall asleep…
Comfy headphones are ideal also. For the optimal experience, over the ear or noise-cancelling headphones are best.
3 | Follow your breath
Use your breath as the foundation of your meditation.
Let thoughts come and go without holding onto them. Just be aware of them and let them pass. If you concentrate on a thought too much, return to your breath and let the thought go.
The more you meditate, the easier this will become especially with the use of binaural beats with your meditation as external noises aren’t as big an issue.
4 | Keep it simple
Our motto at wavelength.design is ‘keep it simple.’ This applies to everything we do – from logo design, the colours of our brand and the way we communicate – and it very much applies to meditation also.
A great meditation to start with goes like this:
- Put on your headphones and start your binaural beats video
- Close your eyes
- Breathe slowly – not too deep and not too shallow – and use this as your grounding
- Starting with your head, begin to feel your bodies energy
- Move down through your neck, into each arm, then down your spine and through to your legs and feet. Take your time over each area, don’t rush
- If you find any areas with aches and pains recognise that sensation, but don’t respond to it. Let it go and carry on feeling the energy elsewhere in your body
- When thoughts come, recognise them as a thought but don’t hold onto them. Let them go like a balloon in the wind
- Start again at your head and repeat until your binaural beats are complete
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With binaural beats, different frequencies affect your brain in their own unique way. Take a read through our guide to binaural beats and find the right frequency for you.