I'm passionate about busting the myths around the musts and must nots people attach to meditation.
‘You don't need to sit on a deserted beach in lotus pose to meditate, nor must you clear your head.’
Meditation Myth 1
YOU MUST STOP YOUR THOUGHTS OR YOU'RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT.
WRONG! It's actually impossible to stop your mind thinking - it's what the mind does. Random thoughts pop in completely unsolicited. And it's normal for the mind to be providing a commentary on your experience, much to your frustration, or not. In meditation you decide what to focus your awareness on but know thoughts will still be there. The irony, with thoughts, is the more you try to stop them, the more the mind resists. There are a variety of ways to manage your thoughts. One Dan Harris, author of Meditation for Fidgety Sceptics? and host of the 10% Happier podcast often uses is 'Welcome to the party' - the party of thoughts in your head that is!
I teach ways to relate to thoughts, so they become less bothersome, both in and out of meditation. This is one of the benefits of meditation; building your ability to focus and be less pushed around by your mind.
You don't have to stop your thoughts, so you CAN meditate.
Meditation Myth 2
YOU MUST SIT STILL!
and in lotus pose (or another challenging pose, like cross legged), keeping perfect posture, holding your hands in a particular way, to benefit from meditation....
NOOOOO.... not true. You can sit on a chair, lean against a wall, lie down, stand up, walk, balance on one leg if you like. Meditation isn't about a particular way you position yourself, it’s about ???
So there's more proof you CAN meditate.
Meditation Myth 3
YOU NEED TO MAKE TIME TO MEDITATE.
You can benefit from meditations that last as little as 10 seconds. There are a multitude of spot meditations insert link to your article on spot meditations you can practice throughout the day. They help release the pressure valve and maintain your energy. Spot meditations are a quick and easy way to begin meditating.
So yes, you CAN meditate in a busy day.
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