Hey I’m your mindful guys and in this video I want to bring this back to start a little bit, because I’ve been asked by a lot of people lately how to meditate people that haven’t meditated for a while or just starting out, and they feel like they’ve Hit a bit of a rut they’re either not get into that state of perfect present awareness that they’ve heard that you can get to and don’t get me wrong when you do get to those modes. They are great but they’re not essential and often say to them. Look, you can’t begin the meditation thinking that you need to get to these states of perfect awareness, because the most important part of the meditation is you and your awareness as long as you’re, sitting down and you’re prepared to meditate and you are meditating.
It’S the whole process that will be the most beneficial to you and they often say yeah. But how do you battle these thoughts? I start meditating, but I just can’t do it. I get pulled out of the meditation time and time and time again, because my thoughts are so chaotic and erratic. I can’t control them but you’re, not necessarily trying to control your thoughts. Your thoughts are part of the meditation. The chaos is the meditation as long as you are aware that it’s all happening, then, every single time that you have to pull yourself out of the chaos of the thoughts. That is just you deciphering your mind and your day, and it just shows you how incredibly valuable and how needed that meditation is because the more chaotic your mind is the more you need to meditate and you will get through it and it will get easier as You go through base those times.
It’S those early times of the meditation which are the most of while is those times when the thoughts are flaring up and you can’t think of anything else, they’re the bits you need to confront bear the me bits they’re, the parts of the meditation you need to Give your time and attention, and as soon as you realize that and when you’re meditating you’re not stressed out because you’re not getting into that perfect state of peaceful being, then you will become even more self, because you’ll know that the perfect state of being is you Sitting there and you being prepared to meditate and better yourself and and give your body and mind the therapy, they obviously need. So when you stop the meditation that you can actually feel the benefits from it, and it’s when you go out into the big wide world – and you start talking to people you’re starting to do work and you find that your creativity has gone through the roof or When you’re trying to get celled – and you finish the meditation and later on – you go to bed, usually the pillow and you fall asleep straightaway.
You didn’t realize, but you should credit that to the meditation and that state that you were looking for in the meditation has come when you’re going to bed and when you finish the meditation, don’t let us thump, let the awareness finish there. Take the awareness of how to meditate with you the longer that you are aware once you’ve finished it in everything you do after the meditation the longer those benefits the longer the way you feel will last. This is a bit of a knock-on effect and the longer you are aware, and you don’t get pulled into that autopilot and then the longer you will stay present and the longer you can go until you need to meditate again. A lot of people do say that after the fourth week of meditation, you’ll hit a bit of a wall and you won’t really get any real benefits out of it for maybe like a week or two weeks after that. It’S very strange, I don’t know what happens but as to a lot of people, but please plow through that wall, because I want you get through that wall again, it will start progressing.
The first week can be cracking you’ll, be feeling very peaceful you’ll, be feeling confident how to mediate. You feel like you’ve got more energy. Second week will continue again third week, my plateau a little bit, but yet fourth week you can have a bit of a wall. Smash through that get into your sixth week seventh week and then the sky is your limit once you’ve broken through those that once you’ve broken through that amount of time, the motivation to meditate should just start coming. Naturally, the meditation will provide the motivation for you because at the start, obviously you’ll have to give some motivation to the meditation. But once you’ve started meditating enough, the meditation will give you the motivation to meditate. And now I haven’t missed a day for two years and I wouldn’t dare miss a day, because I have to do it because I love it and when I it’s like getting up to go and get a tea or a drink in the morning for me.
Actually, how to meditate, it’s probably more important, I’m thinking about doing that or prioritizing that more than I am eating and drinking. I will set my alarm half-hour earlier, get some meditation in and there’s no worries about going into work. That’S nodes read about going anywhere. It’S just a great start to the day. I’M just imagine if everyone was doing that as well and everyone was in that same state, I’d be marvelous and it is marvelous, but it can be even more marvelous and I feel like there’s a real spike in attention. That’S been made to mindfulness and meditation, and people were really starting to look at it now, and I hope that continues because if in 10 years time, everyone’s meditating before they go out, I think we could start to achieve real things as a society as a human Race, real things: now there are some meditation techniques that do require to listen to sounds. I think they can be very beneficial, but once you’ve done. That is good too. I think to be in a quiet area, especially if you’re quite new to meditation techniques, because any noise is unwanted.
Noises that you do hear kind sometimes bring you out of a moment that you’re in the the you were reaching so try and be in a room on your own with a closed window and as well. I think it’s good to have it quite dark, because your eyelids, when you’re meditating, sometimes do creep open a little bit as you’re reaching those states, or you know it’s different thoughts flashing through your mind, sometimes about, though there’s an actually creak open a little bit and When, when light floods in it can be a little bit distracting, so I often close the curtains or do meditate it, like literally turn the lights off, doing a room meditation sometimes do it in the bathroom without a window on the floor really good place. Just because you in your little den then you’re in your little dark place and meditate, nearly all meditations do require you to breathe and for me there’s two ways I like to breathe. If you’re always doing focus breathing I like to breathe in the meditate stomach area.
Really focus on that area as if your lungs are in your stomach as if that is how the breath comes in, and that is how the breath leaves I feel like I might have actually developed a lung in my stomach. I’Ve thought about breathing there so much it genuinely feels like that is where the breath is coming from and it’s a good, stable area. It’S a good area to focus on just gives us in the center of the body, and I do feel like it provides the best sense of Timothy and connection for your mind. A second way I like to breathe is, with the whole body, often guided meditations will ask you to breathe in certain areas of the body or try and breathe with the whole body, and when you do that, acts as if there’s a force field going around your Body and try and get sensitivity in every single area when your shoulders in your hands and your knees and your feet and as you breathe in, let that sensitivity feel the air coming now. It sounds a bit strange, but literally, if you really think about it, focus on it, you can feel that breath how to meditate coming in, because in a way that breath is coming into your whole body, the air does travel through the blood through your whole body.
So why isn’t it it is? It is going everywhere and let it breathe out as well and leave every single area of your body, and that gives you a lovely coating and connects the body together again, it builds up an amazing resilience, you’re doing a meditation techniques that is required need to focus On thought, try if you cannot to think of thoughts yourself, try to just let them come try to do it subconsciously and bunc be worried to think about painful memories or thoughts that you think if you start thinking about, and they might bring you out the meditation Techniques because they can be quite hurtful because I think that those moments do give you the strongest meditation. Once you start thinking about them, I thought it begins to unlock certain areas blind spots in your life that you didn’t really realize were holding you back, and that is when you can start your own. Mental therapy is when you start looking at these in your life, where you’ve had hurtful painful, anxious moments and start deciphering them start processing them, and then they they can break down. And you will get lots of energy out of them and, as you start breaking them down, you might get to a certain thought at the end of them, which is something that you never thought was actually holding you back how to meditate. It could be something very true it could be. I don’t know how a kid like for a suite in the back of your head. When you were kid, you didn’t even remember it until now, but that little moment has sparked a spiral of events that has led to how you are now how you behave now and when you unlock it all and look at it and see it and see how Small, it is, but how large and effect is had in your life that is very empowering great little meditation techniques. The way you how to meditate how to meditate maintain is just try and have a little smile on your face. It sends such a nice sense of positivity through your body and if you can get used to doing it more and more, it sets the kind of trend of of how to meditate. You want to meditate very positively and the more you try and incorporate it into your meditation, the more hopefully it will slip into the outside world and you can catch yourself smiling or sometimes when things are getting to you a little bit and you haven’t meditated for A while crack a smile – and it is it’s a really good in a way it is a meditation it can give you a link swell of positivity and can remind you of that state. That is not far away, that you can get to just a few breaths. So I do try and for my whole, quite often when, when I’m out and about smart people as well, I mean it’s nothing new. But everyone says: there’s nothing like a smile to freak people out, but I think it as well as three people like it is contagious, smiling encourages more smiling. I can’t stop smiling, not just thinking about it, smiling it’s brilliant as well as you’re, seeing it there in your meditation techniques. You might be sitting down for 10 minutes, hopefully longer, maybe a little bit sure and your body can get quite agitated as it’s sitting there. Still for this, how to mediate certain amount of time, but you can move like, don’t be worried about moving if the worst thing you can possibly do is just move and pretend that it didn’t happen. What what the best thing to do is try and incorporate that movement into how to meditate your meditation, and if you do that, it’ll only be a bonus to the meditation techniques for beginners. So say you got scratch on the back of your neck or your legs. Get a little bit agitated actively with awareness, move the hand and notice yourself scratched in the how to meditate back of the neck. How you know your neck feels once it’s been scratched and how it feels afterwards or if your leg is a little agitated. The whole process of just moving it out of the way a little bit because those moments can be good if you’re stuck in a bit of a rut with your thought process and and you’re, not you feeling like you’re, not getting aware enough as long as you’ll Have complete awareness about the movements? It can be often a bonus to the meditation, but I will say: do before you sit down to meditate, try and make sure you are completely comfortable and there’s nothing around you that will pull you out of it. So put your phone in airplane mode and, like I said about the light, make sure the lights, okay and I’d suggest if you are beginning or returning to meditation techniques to sit on a chair. I’Ve been trying a lot more lately to sit on the floor just because there how to meditate might be like 1 2 % in it, that it can create a slight meditation action for out the whole body. I’M not sure I’m still debating whether it doesn’t talk. So it suggests is something you should experiment with once you get past other elements of the meditation techniques that you’re struggling with, but when you’ve Stein out sit on the chair, it’s a lot easier and it’s a lot more beneficial straight away. Now I know I said it’s good to let those subconscious fish out thoughts, but as well, if you’ve got things that you’ll want to be solved and things that lately have been bogging you down or things even that day. That stressed me out before meditation. If you just have a little think through them a how to mediate, little think about a few things you might want to work on just before you actually start the meditation. So then, when you’re in the meditation, your body kind of knows where you’re at and don’t necessarily think of them, but they’re more likely to be the ones that are fished out by your subconscious, mind so meditation techniques. That can be very good for things that you want to be sort out right away, but as important as all these techniques are, the most important thing is just to meditate meditate. You might not be able to incorporate any of these techniques into your meditation. You might have to meditate in a noisy place you might have to meditate in a smelly place. You might have to meditate on a train with beaming light coming through your eyes, those, although you might struggle while you meditate, if you can get through them and do them. It is great experience and practice for your meditation, because if you can get anything out of those meditations when you’re doing you will become a bit of a master at the meditation and then you will be able to meditate in any scenario in any place. You’Re at so you might have a window of 10 minutes when you’re not doing anything you’re not around anyone. Man go on meditate, because you’ve worked. You’Ve worked at that. You’Ve encouraged your body to settle quicker and you’ve encouraged yourself to plow through those difficult moments and meditate, so use them to your advantage. I now meditate anywhere I can, if I need it, often meditate on a train and it’s or in a car or any time. I’M in a room where I might have an opportunity to do it. Sometimes I even meditate when I’m driving. Obviously I don’t close my eyes when I’m doing it, but I can focus on my breathing and I can be very aware and present and I’m using that time productively because then I’ll get home and I will be in a great state of mind. I won’t need any time to cool off as soon as I get in through those doors. I can be me, I’m just popping a link up top for a sounds and thoughts meditation, which I think could be very good for you. 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