5 tips how to deepen meditation practice
Meditation undoubtedly became one of the most popular mind fitness tools in the last decade and every day more and more people are trying meditation out.
But if you’re a beginner, you may feel small and perhaps overwhelmed to join the mega-community of meditation.
In the video below, Meditation teacher and Mindfulness coach Leah Santa Cruz has shared 5 tips on how to deepen meditation practice, hopefully, this will help you get in touch with all your senses.
Also, if you haven’t yet – check out our 21-Day Meditation Challenge, that is a great way to start out your daily meditation and mindfulness practice.
1. Don’t fight your mind
Your mind is intended to do its job, to think. Try not to fight it or resist it, just let your mind go on its journey.
When you do that and take on a relaxed attitude towards your mind, the space between your thoughts naturally start to increase, but it doesn’t happen because you tried to stop it.
2. Invite all your senseS:
Touch, smell, hearing and vision, even inner vision.
When you can invite all of your senses to the alive, your meditation becomes very rich and exciting even.
3. Take on an attitude of curiosity
Welcome everything – you may even have an attitude of being in a state of wonder or delight about what’s going on in the world around you and within you in the present moment.
This is much more interesting than being a cold observer.
4. Let yourself do nothing once in a while
Techniques are really great to have but they’re not necessary.
Let yourself have a few moments where you just sort of fall back in a state of natural elsewhere you don’t have to do anything.
Let go of trying.
5. Start with movement and breath
The last for really advanced meditation practice is to start with movement and breath, then the mediation will naturally occur on its own, without you having to force it.
You can do this by dance, going for a run or doing a yoga practice.
But if you’re just sitting at home you can find movement by simply taking your hands, inhaling and letting your arms rise, looking up at your hands and then as you exhale bring your arms down follow the breath.
Do these a few times:
- Inhale arms rise up
- Exhale arms fall down
You can do them for a couple of moments and let your hands rest on your lap. Close your eyes and let yourself drip into that meditative state.
“Your mind is intended to do its job, to think. Try not to fight it or resist it, just let your mind go on its journey. “
Leah Santa Cruz
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