I used to meditate quite a lot.
It was something I intuitively knew was good to know.
I also thought I was a bad ass meditator from the get go.
I EVEN HELD A CLASS IN MEDITATION.
To be honest… My legs fall asleep after 15 minutes even to this day
But I know one thing: even though I haven’t been consistent throughout the years, meditation has been a life saver at times.
My opinion is
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT...
...to reap the benefits from this thing!
There’s a phrase in the piano practice world called post practice improvement (PPI). It’s quite self explanatory but also a good thing to be aware of.
Simply put: the hour you practise today will show up in unexpected ways the next day and the day after that.
This applies to meditation as well!
DON’T TAKE IT FROM ME
Check out this video on the science behind meditation! It will show you the FACTS and not only my personal view on the matter.
But as I wrote earlier: I’m no meditation guru. Quite the opposite.
To me meditation is more of a lifestyle choice. I choose to meditate and sometimes I forget it. But I know it’s there when called upon. Like a silent super power of sorts.
SO HOW DO YOU DO IT?
In four steps:
1. Sit down. Or stand up. But be still. Or move about SLOWLY.
2. Listen to your own breath. Do you notice the ”Monkey mind” as well?
3. Ignore the Monkey mind.
4. Go back to no 2. Repeat for as long as you want to. 5 or 10 minutes per sitting is plenty!
Good luck with your meditation!