The festive season may be the busiest time of the year, but that’s no reason you can’t find time to meditate. You just need to be patient and find the perfect type for you. In-between parties and feasts, why not grab a family member and try some guided meditation. Need a moment of peace and quiet? There’s never been a better occasion to get mindful. Even the perfect gift idea could be a book on chakras. Just remember practice makes perfect and it’s essential you find enjoyment, so you remain consistent. Here, we round up some of the most popular forms of mediation.
This is the most common form of mediation. The focus is on you listening carefully to your own thoughts. It’s important that you simply observe and allow them to pass through your mind. If it wonders, merely allow yourself that moment and bring yourself back to the present. A tip can be to focus on one aspect of your being, like your breath, to help you concentrate.
For this form of meditation, it’s important that you become familiar with the body’s seven chakras. Here, you want to focus on unblocking and balancing your chakras to remove any physical or mental problems. Focus on the chakra that feels blocked and imagine energy flowing through that chakra that matches its colour.
Guided meditation like Be Your Best Self is great for beginners and experts alike. The teacher or guide takes you on a journey, prompting you to use all your senses. Here, you will be able to hear, feel and smell different sensations that help you to relax. It’s important to find a teacher with who you connect with to make the most out of your experience.
This is where you picture someone or something. Just as you would focus on your breath or other senses, the practice is about staying forward. You can choose to focus on something negative that you want to let go of, or positive, like manifesting something you want for yourself in the future.
The practice of yoga is a form of meditation. Although some may be more focused on this practice, like Kundalini, most practises see you concentrate on your breath and movements. The classes help you to stay present as you perform different moves and as you are guided by your yoga teacher. Try to keep your thoughts from wondering.
Have you ever used a mantra in your day-to-day life? This is an easy way to include meditation in your schedule without it taking too much time. Repeating a phrase that resonates with you repeatedly for a certain period of time helps to induce a state of calm and relaxation.