Tips for Meditating
- •Get comfy, but not horizontalSit in any position that's comfortable for you. You don't have to sit cross legged to meditate. Just avoid lying down, as you're likely to fall asleep that way.
- •Start smallSit for just a few minutes when you're starting out. Just five minutes a day, done consistently, is better than trying to do marathon sessions, getting frustrated, and giving up.
- •Don't beat yourself up for having thoughts pop upYou will have thoughts while you meditate. The point is not to have no thoughts, it's to train yourself back to focusing on your breath or mantra whenever your mind strays.
- •Expect that sometimes meditating will suckOccasionally you'll have a session that's just awful. Painful memories might intrude into your mind, you might feel restless and not be able to sit still. This is totally normal.