If you have been considering meditation, the best place to meditate is an open space. In a car on the way to work can help the practice. Where to meditate is really up to you, but it’s a good idea to think about this before you even get out of your vehicle.
What is it that you are trying to accomplish and why do you want to meditate? To help narrow down the options in terms of a meditation place, you might consider taking a walk around the block and looking at each location, starting with your comfort zone, and then moving to an area that may be a little more challenging.
The Comfort Zone
The comfort zone is generally your mind and/or body and there is little difference between the two. Meditation is simply concentrating on a single thought for a period of time. Sometimes a yoga practice is used to help focus and other times concentration is placed on a physical object.
To begin with, you should find a peaceful area, preferably not too close to traffic and a pleasant view. Once you find a place to meditate, it is important to sit up straight and keep your back straight and your legs relaxed so they don’t twist while you are sitting down. You should find a comfortable place to rest your arms or legs as well.
Your Meditation session
Now for your meditation session, you will need to sit up straight and take time to concentrate on your breathing. You might start by sitting up straight and breathing slowly and steadily, taking your time. Don’t strain or try to force it or you will be surprised how often the relaxing process will come to a halt.
While you are sitting up straight with your back straight and arms or legs relaxed, start with slow breathing through your nose and hold it for a few seconds. Breathe in deeply and hold it for a few seconds. Breathe out slowly through your mouth. Practice this meditation until you are comfortable.
Keep repeating this exercise for about 3 minutes, but don’t make it difficult or you will end up making it seem like a struggle. Concentrate on your breathing and relaxing while you are doing this. When you are feeling very comfortable in your meditation space, you may want to move a little closer to a window so you can look outside.
Use that as a place to focus on your breath and relax your body. This is when meditation becomes enjoyable. Take time to look out your window or at the natural landscape. That will help you focus and eliminate distractions from your surroundings.
Choosing A Better Place To Meditate
Make sure your meditation place is not crowded. Choose a place that has a view of the city or the countryside. You should also find somewhere quiet and still for your meditation sessions.
Meditation is a wonderful practice for those who want to let go of tension, stress, and worry. The practice is not difficult. With some practice and patience, you will soon be on your way to achieving relaxation and wellbeing.