Yoga Retreats in Sri Lanka – Meditation Tips For People Who Don’t Meditate

Meditation for Healthy Living

The First Step to Meditation For People Who Haven’t Meditated Before

Do you want to start meditating and wonder where to begin? Here are some tips that we teach guests at our surf and yoga retreat in Sri Lanka

Set A Comfortable Space

Find a comfortable place with either a high back chair without arms or simply a cushion on the floor. The meditation area should be a tranquil one with minimum distractions. But don’t make it too comfortable. If you do, you’ll just end up falling asleep.

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Keep Your Back Straight When You Meditate

Keep your back straight and shoulders evenly positioned on your sides. A straight spine is essential for your energy to travel throughout your body. Here is a little trick to help you keep a straight spine. Inhale while lifting your shoulders up towards your ears and exhale slowly bringing the shoulders back into position. This will help you keep your back straight and body upright. Whenever you feel that you are slumping, use the same technique to sit up straight. 

Concentrate On Your Breathing While You Meditate

You can start with a few deep breaths and then simply let your lungs take over and watch the breath as it passes in and out of your nostrils. Don’t try to forcefully breathe. The point of meditation is to learn to observe the natural flow of thoughts through developing concentration. Your breath is the most neutral and constant bodily activity that can train the mind to observe well and concentrate. 

Focus On Your Breathing Pattern

When you start watching your breath, your mind is going to get bored soon and wander here and there. You’ll start to want ice cream or day dream of mastering the art of surfing by the end of your stay at Nirbana Sri Lanka. Whenever you feel your mind wandering away, bring the attention back to your breath. It won’t be easy at first but if you keep it up, you’ll be well on your way to finding peace. 

Meditation Tips For People Who Don’t Meditate

At Nirbana Sri Lanka, we like to provide our guests with a holistic experience. If you are interested in learning to meditate, our yoga instructors can help you.

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