Meditation Checklist


meditation checklist

MEDITATION CHECKLIST

Once you’ve been practising for a while all you will really need is you, but I still have a little โ€œritualโ€ I do before I meditate because I find it helps me settle into it more quickly.

BEFORE YOU START YOUR MEDITATION

Time
Pick a time when there is less likelihood of being interrupted. I usually choose first thing in the morning. I remember my cousin telling me that she always got up 20 minutes before any of her kids just so she could relax a few minutes before the mayhem ensued. Choose a time that works with your schedule.

Unplug
Turn off your phone, your cell phone, TV, Radio, you get the idea. There is nothing quite like a phone ringing to pop you right out of your mediation back into the rat race.

Focus
If I am sitting for more than 5 -10 minutes I often have a guided meditation dialled up on my mp3 player. In some traditions that would be frowned on, (Some practices say that the only โ€œtrueโ€ meditation is one of total silence) but I am all for doing what works and that works for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Other points of focus could be

  • Your breath
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Meditation music (not the radio though, even on spiritual/religious channels the ads are intrusive)

Comfort

  • Find a chair that is comfortable, or if you are flexible you may be perfectly comfortable sitting on the floor cross-legged.
  • Have a glass of water handy.
  • Have a blanket handy to keep your toes warm if you tend to get chilled.

STARTING YOUR MEDITATION

Sit up straight, you can use a cushion at your back if it helps you sit straight without discomfort.

  • This reminds your body about proper alignment.
  • It opens up the chest area making deep breathing easier.

Place feet flat on the floor. Proper alignment helps release excess tension and energy.

Open your hands on your lap. I find open hands help to release what I don’t want (negative emotions or energy).

That’s it ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Meditation Checklist

  • connielt Post author

    Hi Vera,
    Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying this, I am enjoying doing it, and I appreciate the feedback. Life is good ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope it is good for you too Vera!
    To your health,
    Connie