How do you Meditate with Mindabout?
We often hear people being told that learning some new activity is as easy as learning to ride a bike. Well, learning to meditate is even easier. It’s true!
This may very well be your first go at meditating. Don’t worry, it’s not at all difficult. Your Mindabout App instructor will guide you along the way, at all times. At the click of a button, you will have two different expert instructors to choose from:
- Michi: a female instructor who speaks with a soft American accent, or
- Alex: a male instructor who has an English accent
They are both very inspiring and have very lengthy experience in mindfulness meditation. They are your step by step guides on your journey to a better life. They’ll guide you through over 100 audio meditation journeys.You are in very safe hands!
You’ll be glad to know that there’s nothing mystical or mind-stretching about mindfulness meditation:
- You don’t need to read pages and pages of instructions. This blog will suffice for getting you ready.
- There’s no specific place where you need to meditate. You can meditate in your bedroom, in your garage, outside an interview room, on a plane, while walking through a forest or swimming in the sea. Anywhere on our planet, in fact. You decide!
- There’s no specific time when you need to meditate. You can meditate when you wake up, when you have a mid-morning break, when you’re on a train returning from work, before you go to bed – or at 2 am in the morning if you are a night owl. And you can meditate for any length of time. You decide!
- And you can meditate on your own or with others. The ‘others’ could be your partner, family, friends, colleagues or a disparate group who just want to meditate together. You decide!
- You can meditate as often as you like. You decide!
So, then, what are the key conditions for a successful mindfulness meditation? Here they are in 25 words:
Sit down, breathe in and breathe out. It’s good if something pops into your head. If it does, notice it and return to your breathing.
How simple is that?
The more you practice with your Mindabout instructor, the more she/he will help you to enhance your meditation episodes and flesh them out. Again, there will be nothing complex – no fancy words and no body movements which may cause you any pain.
For example, she may suggest that you should:
- adopt a comfortable but attentive posture
- rest your arms and hands in a comfortable position
- bring your awareness to your breath cycle and wherever it is the most vivid, whether it be your tummy, your chest or your shoulders, or the movement of air through your nostrils.
- notice the entirety of the breath, from the movement of the air coming in, and filling the lungs, and extending the abdomen slightly, and the movement of air going out.
As we’ve said, it’s all pretty easy. Time to get started?