Meditation has no benefits when you do it incorrectly. Many of us give up on meditation because we have no idea that mindfulness is the key. A peaceful and thoughtless meditation works miracles. It increases your self-awareness, encourages a healthy lifestyle, reduces stress, relieves anxiety and depression, boosts your brain power, improves your immune system and does a lot more than we know or think.
Ten Steps to Minfulness Meditation
Some studies even show that mindfulness meditation helps to slow the aging process. Practicing meditation regularly promotes happiness and improves overall well-being. Okay, we all know it. The question is, how to practice meditation correctly?
This was a question I asked myself the last week when I was about giving up on my meditation practices. Luckily, I found this incredibly useful infographic by Sam Mowe that I always keep handy. Without further ado, here are the most important ten steps to mindfulness meditation.
List of steps to meditation
- Create time & space.
- Set a timer.
- Find a comfortable sitting position.
- Check your posture.
- Take deep breaths.
- Direct attention to your breath.
- Maintain attention to your breath.
- Repeat steps 6-7.
- Be kind to yourself.
- Prepare for soft landing.
Infographic Source: The Garrison Institute