Stick with it
Focus on what feels good
Find a teacher to guide you
Meditate in the morning
Morning is one of the best times for meditation, before the day begins. It’s best to start with simple breathing. You can inhale to the count of 10 and exhale to the count of 15. Do this for five minutes and then just observe your thoughts for the next five. I tell my students it is best to meditate for a shorter time but do it everyday without fail.
People tell me frequently they aren’t “good at meditation”, but there is no way to be bad at it unless you simply don’t do it. It’s the act of simply giving yourself permission to be with whatever’s up without needing to change it. Simply observing the ups and downs of all things. —Paula Tursi MS, MEd , ERYT Director of Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga
Do it daily
There are hundreds of different types of meditation, each with their own specific design which will yield a certain result. It’s best to do some research and try a number of techniques, but once you find something that works for you, you should practice it every day. This is best advice I can give to any meditation practitioner. Become non-negotiable with your practice. This means you are committed to making it happen every day. All the wonderful results that come from meditation require an individual to actually meditate. Non-negotiable doesn’t mean perfect, optimal or ideal. Many techniques come with a number of “preferences” for their practice. Meditation is not an all or nothing proposition. It’s better to sacrifice a few preferences than to not meditate at all. —Ben Turshen, Meditation Teacher
Start with just two minutes
An easy way to get started is to say you’ll do two minutes a day. I’d start by sitting with your back straight, feet flat on the ground and then close your eyes. Focus your attention on the sensation of the breath as it comes in and out of your nostrils. What does that feel like? Does the breath feel hot or cool, or tingly? What are all the sensations that come up for you as the breath comes in and out of the nostrils?