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3 Easy Tips to Build a Meditation Foundation!

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3 Easy Tips to Build a Meditation Foundation!

Look at us. Running around. Always rushed. Fighting to meet a deadline. With lifestyles run by express trains, instant coffee, and easy access to everything at our fingertips, it’s no wonder why they call it the
human race.

What we crave most in this race is connection, something not always easily obtained. For
some, that connection is found with a spouse, partner, or friend, but what we often neglect is connection
to “self”, a connection easily made through meditation practices.

Discover 3 Easy Tips to Build a Meditation Foundation! 

1. Go Public

There is nothing wrong with public displays of affection, so don’t be afraid of public displays of meditation. Though not as elaborate as your at-home meditation practice, finding a quiet space to ground yourself can help you through that ever growing stack piling up on your desk, or with countless science projects and incomprehensible math assignments with your children. Shut your office door. Ground yourself in the copy room. Center yourself in the carpool pick up/drop off zone.

2. Have a Purpose

Meditating for the sake of meditating will be an empty process. Robert Pirsig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, offers the perfect reminder: “The only Zen you find on top of a mountain is the Zen you bring there.” Regardless of where you are or what you’re doing, come to your practice with an open heart, an open mind, and be open to whatever your practice becomes.

3. Have Help

The first time I had an introspective and listening form of meditation was in a middle school leadership course with an amazing teacher who let us participate in guided meditation. We’d turn out the lights and she’d play a tape that would guide us. It was amazing and still is an amazing form of meditation that I return to when my head just isn’t it. It’s also a great entry level form of meditation if you’re looking to start a practice but aren’t quite sure what to do or where to begin.

The time for meditation is when you don’t think you have time for meditation. It’s while on that express train. It’s while you’re drinking that instant coffee. Put down that smart phone. Reconnect with you.

Dory Knight is a passionate blogger who encourages her readers to #ChooseHappiness through a healthy lifestyle. She writes about and lives a lifestyle full of clean eating, meditation, MMA, yoga, and loves being a gym rat.  She invites you on her own personal journey through fitness, yoga, mindfulness, and meditation shared on Instagram and her blogs TheFitBeast and TheYogaBeast.