Sleep and meditation are often used interchangeably together. At the same time, they are often considered to be opposites: one involves deep, uninterrupted, uninterrupted sleep, and the other is usually about the process of meditation. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that I don’t really like meditation. It’s just too intense and difficult. But when I started practicing meditation recently, I found that at least it offered me a chance at sleep.
Ive had the chance to meditate off and on for years now, but Ive always wanted to try a guided meditation. This one is from the Mindful Sleep Institute and is a 30 minute guided sleep meditation, but it doesn’t have a teacher. The goal is simple: to clear your mind and help you fall asleep more quickly.
If you’re new to meditation, you can read our post on how to get started. Basically, you have to be in a quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. You also have to calm your body and mind and then meditate. This was my first time doing it, and I had a hard time falling asleep, but I got there, finally. Here’s my review of it.
I did it for about 20 minutes. But first I had to get my mind clear so I could concentrate on my breathing. I had a hard time staying focused, and it felt like I was constantly falling asleep, but I think it helped.
I think there is something to be said about the idea that meditation may be useful in the long run. In the short term, meditation can help a person focus on their breathing and calm their mind. In the long run, meditation can help people with sleep problems, anxiety, depression, and stress, and to help people who have difficulty in concentrating. To be honest, I don’t think meditation is that useful to help people with sleep.
People tell me that they feel like meditation helps them focus because they can get lost in a deep space and it helps with the mind clearing. Personally, I dont think that meditation helps people with concentration, or a clear mind. Instead, I think that meditation actually makes us feel more present. In that sense, it is a form of meditation, but it is not a form of meditation that works as well as mindfulness.
Another question I get asked more often than any other is, “What meditation should I do and how long should I do it?” Well, for starters, I would say, if you have a good reason for wanting to do it, then the answer is simple, just go for it. Meditation can be done for 10 minutes or 30 minutes, but the benefit is the same.
Meditation is really about finding that mind space where you are able to still your thoughts and be aware of your surroundings. The benefit to doing meditation for so long is that you forget how you feel and the mind will begin to drift.
When you meditate, you are able to keep your mind in an un-disturbed state. You don’t have to concentrate on anything. You don’t have to make a conscious decision to take a break and not think about something. This is the opposite of what we’re talking about when we talk about “self-awareness.” When you meditate, you are able to be aware of your body, mind, thoughts, and feelings.
When you meditate, you are also able to relax your body and mind. This is especially helpful when you can do it in a way that doesn’t exhaust you, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. When you meditate, you are also able to let go of your thoughts and feelings in order to relax and let go.