Man, what a weird post name! That’s exactly what I thought when I wrote it. But don’t worry it will make sense soon.
I am a man who loves meditation. Not only meditation, but anything that lets me become isolated from the world and zoned into myself. Yes, I am trying to find inner peace.
One problem I use to have is that I couldn’t get comfortable when I was meditating. But over the years I have perfected “getting comfortable”. So I thought I would put it all in a post to help you out.
Before Meditation I have a “Slow Down”
You can’t just say “Okay I’m going to start meditating. You need to wind down a bit. Maybe have a bath or shower. Let your day wash off of you before you start your meditation. I usually need at least 15 minutes after I get home from work before I can even think of starting an effective meditation.
I need to be Comfortable
There is nothing worse than mediating and 30 minutes in you start feeling a cramp coming on because you are not comfortable. My first tip is not to skimp on the place you meditate. Spend the extra 20 dollars on a more comfortable yoga mat. If you meditate in bed, make sure you have a comfortable bed that will support you evenly. Without being comfortable you are never going to be effective in your meditation.
Lighting and Quiet from the Outside World
Make sure your mediation area is relatively dark (maybe some candles) and doors are closed so you can’t be distracted by the outside world.
Music / Sounds
Some people are able to meditate in silence. Unfortunately I am unable to do this. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly I suffer from Tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Background noise blocks this out for me. The second reason is that it gives me something to focus on when my mind starts to wander. Once I’m in the zone I’m okay, but during the lead in, it helps me not lose my concentration.
While it is easier said than done, you need to remove outside influences. Here are a couple of ways I do that:
- Write it down – If you know you need to do something later, just write it down so you can forget it now and concentrate on relaxing.
- Turn your phone off – this one is pretty self explanatory.
- Try to do it with no one else in the house – Having someone else in the house is a distraction, even if it is only subconsciously.
I hope that helps you with when you are preparation and getting comfortable for your meditation session. Here is another webpage that will also help you out.