A described in the above article, a space should have the following criteria fulfilled:
- The amount of light
- No distractible noises (read the above article to know more about distractible noises)
- Less to no footfall
- Closes to nature if possible
These are a few conditions based on which you can choose your place for meditation. It is also important to change the place periodically.
2. Take a bath:
This step might not seem worthy before meditating, but believe me, it helps a lot. By just taking a bath before a meditation session can help you not only feel clean and hygienic, but also fresh from inside and ready to plunge into meditation.
Just try it for a week, whenever you sit to meditate, take a bath before it, and don’t wear your normal clothes, instead just wear shorts and start your meditation. And then meditate without taking a bath, you will notice the difference instantly!
Most of the major distractions in the form of stickiness in skin, itching, etc will all be gone!
3. Unclutter Yourself:
Once you start meditating, you will notice things that distract you. For example you wrist watch, or a necklace, or a ring.
Know those distractions, and remove the ones that you can from the next session. Declutter yourself from these extra clothing as much as you can. This will not completely stop the distractions, but it will reduce physical distractions. Mental distractions will still be there, but leave it on meditation!
4. Put your phone in Flight mode:
Your phone acts as the biggest distraction for meditation. Just a simple vibration of your phone will lead you wondering what message or mail might be it. Who must have sent it at this time! This will lead you into a conversation with your monkey mind and before you know it, you will start dreaming and having stories about everything!
If you use guided meditation from an app then you must download it prior to meditation and then listen to it offline. However, not all apps allow you to do that, so put your phone in the ‘Do Not Disturb’ Mode.
5. Go in the Mode of Meditation: (Preparing your Mind)
Preparing your mind for meditation is as important as preparing your body and surroundings for meditation. There are many ways to do that:
If you have a place where you meditate daily, and NOT DO ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES THERE, you mind will automatically start thinking about meditation once you enter that room or see the meditation corner where you meditate daily.
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