For me "MEDITATION" terminology was quite boring and petrifying in the beginning. Growing up in a traditional, middle-class family carved by roots those are deep had a definition of MEDITATION.
I used to giggle, tease and make fun of meditation whenever my mother used to tell me or try to convince me to do it for my study concentration in school times. I suppose the dent wasn't in the process but the way it was traditionally and culturally notorious.
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Meditation for me was sitting in one place, becoming a yogi sort of and chanting the mantra "OM". (In my head... Ooommmm)
Note: Please don't take me wrong I'm not here to push you towards any disbelief or criticizing any methodology or any religious faith behind it. It just didn't make any sense to me of being able to concentrate on one thing with the whole bunch of anxiety, fear and excitement inside me. It made more sense if it was guided meditation for relaxation and I was able to talk to myself and relax, be mindful.
On top, I have always hated forceful actions to be taken.
If at all meditation gave me the power to concentrate it had to be by willingness. By willingness I mean by one's choice. Anyhow, like someone said let's cut the story short. I have never practiced meditation until I became an adult and surprisingly learned from my younger one (younger sister). They say "many times a kid, a teenager, a young girl/boy teaches us life's best lessons and makes you aware of unknown". This is what happened to me. Not that I was depressed or sad to take up meditation neither I was looking for anxiety meditation perhaps that's the most common reason an individual takes up meditation. wasn't true in my case though.
I believed in this
"Spiritual But Not Religious". I often had a zest of diving in my spiritual space. Coming back to the younger sister's reference, one fine day she suggested me to take up meditation or give it a try. When she referred my first question was the obvious one. Is the traditional way? Do I need to chant any mantra?
And guess what the answer was "NO". It was exciting and encouraging.
Next, she said, "Di you can relax, sleep, lay down, put on your earphones and do it whenever you want it you're free". It has a 10 minute guided meditation. It has a beginner meditation, you don’t need to worry too much just use it and check for yourself. Even the interface is quiet eye-catching and captivating. Wow! I was on cloud nine then as it was one solution to all my problems and curiosity. I was always into getting some headspace. Isn't it interesting, you’ve got the answers now? My curious cat had come out of the box probing questions and here we're wearing earphones, laying down and listening to a magical voice. Yes, it's magical. It’s soothing, it's guided meditation for deep sleep and relaxation, it's guided meditation for mindfulness, it's focused and the best part is even a naive fellow can start with it as it includes beginner’s meditation. By now, you must have guessed it's something on the mobile phone. Yes, it's an application which did and is still doing wonders in my life. I installed this app known as HEADSPACE. It starts self-explanatory with its name itself of exactly what it will do to you. I got comfortable with my headspace meditation, I get my headspace sleep. I think it’s one of the best guided meditation I have come across.
Disclaimer: Please don't expect instant results. For me, it's been over a year now and still, I'm not regular.
You'll need to hold your horses before you grab the bull by its horns. You'll be in the pink of your mental health only if you take it one day at a time, go slow but be consistent. Headspace meditation is best for those who are looking out for beginner meditation and want to start from scratch. Go get your headspace meditation now.
Headspace: Sleep and Meditation made simple.
Download Headspace App.
Take free trial:
Start with its basic free version.
Headspace not only guides in meditation but it's a package where you get sleep sounds, a meditation for happiness, meditation for stress, anxiety meditation, meditation for healthy living, meditation for sleep and some animated video for guidance if you're green to the meditation world or experience. Cheery on the cake is its group meditation if you have got that vibe of getting along with people for your energy source.
Using Headspace will surely reduce anxiety,
Make you more in control of yourself,
Help you de-clutter your mind and finally help you focus on things "YOU" want to focus on.
After practicing HEADSPACE over a year, I have found a NEW ME, who is more in control of her mind, body and soul. It’s time to get your headspace.
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