Majority of people think meditation is a way to take your mind off stress, anxiety, problems in life, etc. But meditation, especially meditation at home, the other way around, isn’t about transforming you to a new and different person from who you were. It’s about making you conscious about everything in your life and finding a new perspective and acceptance. It’s not about hitting the switch and offing everything: feelings, thoughts, plans, aspirations, issues. But instead training yourself to recognize all of it and have the mindfulness to be ok.
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully engaged in the moment. Easier said than done, right? Your mind can sometimes be your unwitting enemy and it can take a lot of training. It may go over the heads of many people but meditation is a skill. It’s not like you’ll lie in bed, or sit in a corner, close your eyes and you’ll be in a trance.
Make your mind your ally, not an enemy.
With all the things that you’ve experienced in your life, you’re to develop a couple of habits. Some may be good, and some…not so much. But one thing is for sure, your mind always goes for the comfortable one and 99% of the time, it’s the bad habits. Medication can work in a way to instill discipline and self-control. But there are more benefits that meditation at home can provide.
A 2019 review concluded that mindfulness-based meditation has a positive effect on depression.
A recent study shows that Mindfulness-based stress reduction resulted in great low back pain improvement.
Blood Pressure Regulations.
Meditations appear to produce small reductions in blood pressure.
Meditation reduces the severity of irritable bowel syndrome in women.
Meditation techniques can reduce the effects of insomnia and is found to aid sleep
… and many more. Now the challenge is to develop and maintain the habit of meditating at home. We want to share with you our tips on how to start from home, for free.
How do I meditate at home?
Find your perfect spot.
You don’t need to dedicate a special room so no one can bug you. Just a corner and a window because #2.
Bring in natural light.
You are developing focus when you’re meditating at home. So having natural light can help you stay awake and focused while meditating. Because let’s be honest here, meditating can make you feel sleepy.
Keep it clean. Cut the noise down.
Clutter on your space will definitely be clutter on your mind. It will keep you from improving your focus. Find a spot where you can meditate in silence. Small noises like sounds of the TV or buzzing of gadgets can alter and ruin your concentration. Make sure that before you start meditating, everything that could potentially distract you is out of the room.
Make that spot yours.
Adding your personal touch will actually help you in your meditation ritual journey. Imagine seconds before closing your eyes you see an image of the reason why you’re doing it.
Add CBD to your meditation routine.
CBD can potentially be your partner in meditating at home. It has been known to potentially assist in the reduction of your stress and anxiety.
The key here is to create the best possible situation for you to start and maintain a habit of meditation at home. Get creative and add any steps or small rituals that will keep you motivated.
All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being