One of the fastest rising trends in the health and wellness space is mindfulness and meditation. With technology now making it even easier than ever for men and women to get access to modern meditation apps and tools, it’s no wonder it’s becoming so popular.
Perhaps you’ve given meditation a go only to find that it didn’t seem to work for you like everyone else that you talk to, or read about. If that’s true for you don’t sweat it as that’s perfectly normal. Not everyone is going to meditate as deep as a zen monk on their first try – and in fact that’s not the goal of meditation anyway.
Most people think that doing meditation properly means to sit perfectly still for 20 or 30 minutes and you’ll fall into a deep meditative state. Well, the truth is that that’s only ever going to happen to seasoned meditators who have trained their mind and body to be okay with being still.
That’s why when you use modern meditation tools like apps and online video, you’ll get instant access to people who know how to help you find the right meditation technique to suit your schedule and your personality.
Modern Meditation Techniques For Busy People
Let’s face it, whose not busy these days. Whether we are busy because we are high performers and that’s the way we roll, or we get constantly distracted from what we should be doing and end up having to play catch-up, the reality is that this leads to stressful living.
Stressful living is pretty much the norm for the modern day man and woman. The downside of it being that you consistently feel like you’re living on the edge and that you have little-to-no space to think or even breathe properly. Not to mention the blood pressure problems, sleep-deprived nights, moodiness, and many other physical ailments that stress produces.
That’s why I love what I’m seeing happening now in the modern meditation space. You can get anything from 1 minute to 1 hour meditations delivered right to your mobile device via a whole range of awesome apps that each have something unique to offer.
Gone are the days where you had to go to an Ashram or some far flung institute where you could learn meditation. Now, you get access to some of the most brilliant meditation teachers, tools and techniques, as soon as you download an app.
Deciding which app or meditation technique is going to be right for you depends on a few things. For example, if you are a very active person who finds it hard to sit still even for 30 seconds, then you may need an app that helps you to meditate while you are moving your body, such as a walking meditation.
If you don’t have a problem sitting quietly for a few minutes, then using a guided meditation or mindfulness app may work best for you. If your body is unable to sit because of an injury or other physical impairment, then there are even meditations you can do lying down.
Whatever meditation technique you start out with, always keep in mind that as your meditation evolves you will most likely find that you’ll need to try additional meditations just so you don’t get stuck in a rut. It’s a bit like going to the gym, if you do the same exercise all the time, the muscles adapt and so the results start diminishing. So mixing things up can sometimes be quite beneficial.
Having said that, I have a meditation technique that is my core meditation that I have been doing for 17+ years. It took me dozens of meditation techniques before I came across it but I know now that it is the one that I’ll use for the rest of my life as it keeps on working for me. However, I also try out new meditations every now and then but they are additional meditations I do just for fun.
Most of all, have fun with your meditations. It is not meant to be taken seriously as then it just becomes another task to fit in each day and who wants that. I domeditation because I love to meditate and it gives me a great way to start each day with a calm, clear mind.
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