4 Tips for Bringing Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level
By Kayla Beirne
Meditation is a skill that not everyone has the patience to master. But it’s a skill that everyone could use for a better life. So to improve your body, mind, and spirit, you must first understand these tips for bringing your meditation practice to the next level.
Practice Is Key
We do not get better at doing something without first practicing it. Therefore, you must understand that meditation is a journey; it takes time to develop this skill and master it.
Try making meditation a part of your daily routine and take it slow. Be patient with yourself. Strive to meditate once a day for five minutes. When you feel comfortable meditating for five minutes, increase your meditation time from there.
As you develop your meditation practice, you’ll begin to feel at peace with meditating in any place at any time. If you find yourself often travelling, build up your ability to be aware and relaxed simultaneously, so you never miss the benefits of meditation.
Affirmations are positive statements that improve your mindset. They’re most powerful when a person repeats them and truly believes in them.
Using affirmations during your meditation can help you focus on the present moment and rewire your brain to think more positive thoughts than negative ones.
For example, if you’re meditating for ten minutes, try using the last three to five minutes, repeating an affirmation like “I can absolutely do anything I put my mind to.”
Figure out which affirmation resonates with you and use it in your meditation practice for an even more substantial meditation experience.
Incorporate Crystals for Balance
Many cultures worldwide have used crystals for healing for thousands of years. Many people believe that crystals possess the ability to heal, protect, and transform the human mind. There are many crystals you can choose from to assist you with your goals.
For instance, if you have specific career goals you want to achieve, you may use the Tiger’s Eye crystal. This crystal is best known to rid your mind of self-doubt, fear, and anxiety while boosting your motivation and aspirations—crystals may help you connect with your spiritual self.
During your next meditation session, try holding your crystal in your hand and connecting with its energy and vibrations to ground yourself at that moment.
Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
We don’t mean that you should be physically uncomfortable. In fact, during meditation practice, we must be as physically comfortable as we can while maintaining awareness.
When we meditate, our thoughts will inevitably creep into our session and may distract us for a moment, but we must stay focused. You may be uncomfortable with sitting still and allowing your mind to run free, but that’s the beauty of meditation.
When your mind starts to wander, whether it’s to what you have to do that day or a conversation you had earlier, gently bring your awareness back to the moment.
Meditation is a beautiful thing, and we can reap the benefits of meditation by doing it daily and using affirmations and crystals to assist us. By using these tips for bringing your meditation practice to the next level, you’ll be able to meditate wherever you wander in life.