Creating your meditation practice can be as simple as setting aside five minutes daily to listen to your breath.
One of the most significant benefits of meditating is that it is entirely up to you as to how, when, and how long you want to meditate. You can create your meditation practice and find a balance for yourself and your lifestyle.
Meditation can be as simple as listening to your breath in and out of your nose or chest. Just sit down, get comfortable, and breathe in and out. You will find a rhythm that works for you, and the more you practice, the easier the process will become for you uniquely.
Meditation is one of the most potent methods of living I have learned, but it is also one of the most simple processes.
BEGIN GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPT:
Welcome to this meditation for beginners. It's lovely that you are here. Meditation is an essential tool to use in our lives to keep us centered and balanced.
Meditation is a practice; the best part is you cannot do it wrong. Today we will practice a simple meditation that can be done anytime, anywhere.
Begin by sitting in a position that is comfortable for you. Take a moment to focus on your spine. We often tend to sit hunched over, mainly when we use electronics. Meditation is a great time to reach and retrain ourselves to sit straight, tall, and proud.
Let your palms rest gently in your lap, facing downwards, and whenever you're ready, softly close your eyes if that is comfortable for you. You can let your gaze rest gently on the floor if it's not. Begin to bring awareness to your breathing without trying to judge it or change it.
Just let yourself notice how you are currently breathing and what muscles you use when you live. Where does the air go when it flows in? How does it feel as it exits? Anytime you find your mind wandering, no, that's perfectly okay. Just return your awareness to your breath. Letting yourself be curious.
How is my breath flowing in and out of my body? And on your next inhale, intentionally breathe through your nose, feeling your stomach and chest. Expand and exhale through your mouth, feeling your stomach and chest contract.
Continue the cycle. Breathing in through your nose has your stomach and chest rise, and exhaling through your mouth as your stomach and chest fall. Be intentional with how you breathe your mind, something to hold onto and focus on.