What makes it so hard to meditate and relax ?

 

In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article regarding research about human thoughts per day. The average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80%  are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before and about 80% are negative.

These habitual thoughts are the exact reason why it is hard to wind down, relax and meditate.  Reducing daily thoughts to 20% per day will save you a lot of strain, worry, time, and wasted energy.

Since overthinking has become an ingrained habit in our lived lives, letting go of these thoughts takes time and systematic training through meditation. 

How do I meditate by myself in bed ?

Step1: Create a quiet space

  • Find a comfortable space on your bed.

  • Turn your phone on silent mode.

  • Turn on timer for 5-10 mins if you are a beginner.

Step 2: Start out with a few deep breaths

  • Deeply inhale and exhale

  • Become aware of any physical, mental stress in your body and mind and let them go as you breathe out.

  • Repeat for 2-3 mins

 

Step 3: Focus on eliminating images

  • Our mind takes in thousands of pictures and images from surrounding environment everyday. Those images are the root causes of excess thoughts and emotions.  

  • Focus on bringing up images during the day one by one

  • Letting them go instead of replaying them in your mind

  • Repeat for 5 - 7 mins

  • Confirm the space of peace within as those images are eliminated 

Still find it hard to meditate on your own?

- Try our guided meditation classes

​​Simple and powerful method

  • Recognizing that your thoughts and anxiety are from your lived life, and not necessarily reality.

  • Reflecting on how you have lived as a slave to those thoughts and minds.

  • Train the mind to detach and let go.

 

Recognized results within a few weeks​​

  • You will be able to reduce excessive thoughts, your focus and efficiency will be improved.

  • Your mind will be more relaxed and comfortable, therefore you will perform better in stressful situations.

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Brooklyn Meditation

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Park Slope, Brooklyn

New York 11215

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