We are constantly bombarded with information that distracts our attention and causes our minds to waver between past mistakes and future worries. Daily distractions, mortgage payments, child rearing, and even the country's political scene all manage to grab our full attention, cause discomfort, and drain our energy. Studies show that regular meditation practice not only helps us be present and focused, but can also significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress. A good introduction to meditation are guided meditation texts.
How do I do the guided meditation practice? Here are some easy steps:
- Find a quiet place
- Take a deep breath and relax.
- Follow the rhythm of your breath.
- Allow your mind to move freely.
- Finally, open your eyes and slowly come back.
- Guided mindfulness meditation
Guided meditation to train mindfulness in breathing.
Breathing has several advantages. It connects us with the body, calms the mind and brings us peace and wellbeing. I recommend doing this meditation daily. However, as you practice, your attention will become more muscular and you can keep your mind focused longer on the object of attention – the breath, for example. From here you will be better able to move on with slightly longer meditations, guided visualizations, or whatever works best for you.
A good meditation script is key to recording a successful guided meditation. You can use them however you want to read aloud or record them with your voice. You will see that these are simple meditations that are short in duration and last around 5 minutes each. To start meditating, all you need to do is read the meditation text carefully and follow the guidelines. Of course, you will find that from time to time your attention is diverted and thoughts come to you out of context. The mind is expected not to be an accessible skill to master as you will see from the first moment.
The practice of meditation consists of focusing your attention on a single object, such as the air that goes in and out of your nose. When a thought comes to you, a good trick is to identify it and then watch it like it was a passing cloud and let go of it. Without realizing it, you have thousands of thoughts going through your head every day. They are thoughts of all kinds; Some of them remember an event from the past, others try to solve a problem in the future, others judge – either positively or negatively – a situation or person. For example, when you sit down to meditate, your thoughts may be: My legs are bothering me – or – what am I going to have for dinner tonight? -or- at work should I have done that? These are all thoughts. Since your mission is to get your attention on your breath, you will see it when an idea occurs to you.
Now try to hold on to it or fight against it. Just let it go gently and gently and bring your attention back to the breath.