Firstly, what is meditation? Although it seems complicated, in a nutshell, it is about bringing about awareness and allowing a healthy sense of perspective to the world around you. You shouldn't be trying to suppress your thoughts and feelings, but accepting them without discrimination.
Practising mindfulness will allow you to experience the 'present' and be fully engaged with your surroundings. Believe it or not, meditation is a skill, so you'll need to take time to practice, but remember, no meditation is perfect – you might lose your breath or be interrupted, but that's OK, just enjoy your journey.
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Where Do I Practice?
This is a personal choice. However, it is recommended that you find a place of peace and tranquillity in a natural environment where you can appreciate the sound of the wind in the trees or the crashing of waves. We focus on our breathing, so find some clean, fresh air.
Being surrounded by Mother Nature is meditative in itself, everything that surrounds us has its vibration and energy, which allow us to heal.
What Do I Need To Do?
We, through meditation, want to become present and accept the moment without any worry or preconceived thoughts. There are many ways to do this; you just need to find the right way for you to ensure that you feel light and comfortable.
Following mediations on platforms such as Instagram or YouTube can be very helpful as there are many free tutorials where you can easily follow along from your smart device.
Sitting, in a chosen position, on a pillow or yoga mat is a good place to start.
From there, consider some peaceful music or lighting incense to help you relax.
Rise & Shine
You can't beat a magical sunrise when you are travelling. It's the best start to the day, not only can you experience the morning without throngs of people and the humdrum sounds of traffic, but you dictate the direction of your day.
Waking up at the crack of dawn gives you the added advantage of quite literally having more hours in your day.
So wake up to the sounds of the birds and begin your magical day with some mindfulness and meditation.
When you wake, sit up straight, take some deep breaths. Spend between 15 and 20 minutes giving attention to the rise and fall of your chest. Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth.
Pay attention to your thoughts as they come and go; they will be like clouds that scutter across the sky.
Have gratitude for the '