The “Being Happier” Podcast
Today’s Topic: How To Meditate At Home – Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of How to Meditate at Home. This recording directly leads from part 1.
Part 1, I focused on your breathing as a form of meditation by itself, stomach breathing: as you inhale your stomach inflates, as you exhale your stomach deflates. Breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Now adding this second part which is a focus on your heart to do at the same time as your breathing.
Focusing on your heart space helps you achieve being in the moment, feeling in today not yesterday, not in tomorrow, it helps you feel at peace and centred. This is possible -because- you’re not in your head.
Your head is where all the problems are and this meditation exercise will help you turn your brain off. Moving your attention from your head to your heart will help turn your brain off quicker and easier over time spent on this meditation.
Meditation will reduce your general anxieties, stress and worry. It can also directly and positively affect specific stress. See what you notice.
The bottom end of your sternum, is where I’m suggesting for you to focus on your heart, not the top of your sternum near the collar bone, the other end more so.
Breathing and heart focus, for this part 2 of 3 meditation. Your sleep problems will improve!
Try meditating 1 or 3 minutes per day, whatever amount you can keep up. Maybe making time for your meditation 5 to 10 minutes a day is possible. Perhaps one day you want to work up to 20 or 30 minutes, but it’s not a race. Only meditate as long as you want to, to begin with. You have to want to do it. There’s no strain or force required.
It’s more the regularity of meditating that will work best for you, rather than the length of time you’re doing it for.
Help yourself feel at peace in general or in specific situations, by meditating. Heal your sleep. Back with part 3 soon.