Your five senses can have the keys to finding easy ways to meditate. With a few readily available items, a desire to be stress free and a place to sit undisturbed, you are soon well on your way to unlocking the secrets of personal peace.
Start by using calming techniques. These are the basic steps to meditation, and you will use these time and again. Inhale deeply, and imagine each limb becoming relaxed from your feet to your head. If you have problems with picturing this step, then close your eyes.
The ambiance of the room can affect how you meditate. Less distraction is generally a good rule. Blue light can be soothing and lessens apprehension and can make meditation easier. Remember not to focus on the bulb itself, just let the light be part of the backdrop. You may also decide to light a scented candle or place a few drops of aromatherapy oil around.
You can also sit and listen to sounds of nature, soothing instrumental music, or even white noise (sometimes in the form of binaural beats). Having this playing in the background can help focus on the sound can have a huge impact on meditating since it helps to clear the mind.
Smells have their position in meditation, too. They have scents that are serene, such as lavender and some that will give a greater mental clarity, like mint. Always choose a smell that you like. It can come in many forms: sticks, herbs and diffusers.
Try not to let your mind linger on one thing, let your mind wander. If you find that you are coming back to the same thoughts over and over, then a mantra, or a chant that helps you keep the focus on what you’re doing.
Meditation is a great stress reliever, and it can take however much time you need to gain the positive effects you desire. Whether this is just a few short minutes or a longer session.