Our life is full of routines. We get up at the same time every day, we get ready for the day the same way, and we take the same route to work. Most of our work days are filled with routines as well. We come home, have dinner and go to bed at the same time. If we go through the same routines in our day to day activities, then why not develop routines for your meditation practices as well. Here are some basic tips on setting your meditation routine:
1- Make sure you meditate the same time every day. Get your body clock accustomed to the meditation. Think of it like this, you eat at the same time everyday because your body is hungry. Then you should also feed your mind and soul the same way. This will keep your body in harmony and make it easier to relax. Find a part of the day that you can meditate for at least 45 minutes the same time every day.
2- Pick the best time of day. The best time to meditate is either at sunrise, mid-day, sunset and midnight. If possible do it all of these times, after all these are the times that are totally in sync with nature anyways. These are the times of the day that nature is in a state of meditation as well, so why not join in. Meditating in the morning is a great way to start the day and focus our energy. Meditating at night can also help you get a good nights rest. These are my favorite times to meditate.
3- Find a meditation spot. Not only do you need to find a good time of the day to meditate, it is also crucial to find a place that is mediation friendly. In other words, you should find a place in your house that is quiet, free of stressors, dimly lit, and provides a calm environment. That is easier said than done, right? However, it is very important to the effectiveness of your meditation that these factors are present. If you have children, send them off with the spouse for awhile. If you need to drown out the noise, use a fan or find some calming meditation music to filter that noise out.
Once you develop these meditation routines, they will become engrained in your body's internal clock, and your body will tell you it is time. Trust what your body is telling you and take time for yourself.
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