Wellness expert Gianni Melwani from Ikigai Yoga Talks Meditation
Meditation and wellness expert Gianni Melwani from Ikigai Yoga illuminates the art of being still – or, to be more precise, of just being.
For meditation, starting early in the morning is a good idea. Usually, I get up around 7 a.m., brush my teeth, shower, and prepare for my mindful morning meditation.
In order not to start the day with a bang, prepare yourself the day before. I clean the room before starting my meditation. In yoga, it is important to have a clean body, mind and environment.
You can meditate for as long as you want, but if you’ve never done it at home, I suggest starting with 10 minutes.
Assume any comfortable sitting position with the spine extended. Personally, I prefer the lotus position (legs crossed on a cushion) to elevate the hips and relieve the lower back. Breathe deeply.
- There are many ways to meditate. You can chant a mantra (a sound that you repeat that calms you down) because it really helps focus the mind.
- I also practice pranayama (breathing exercises), as well as mindfulness techniques; using the five senses.
- If you want to experience complete stillness and emptiness, the trick isâ¦ no effort. Just be. It’s hard to explain in words, but train your mind to stay calm, be calm, and not think of any outside stimuli.
- It takes a bit of daily practice and time, and eventually it comes naturally to you. Meditation is one of the most natural things you can do – you don’t need any expensive equipment or accessories.
- The transition from a still mind to a meditative state is to take it easy. The trick is, essentially, the lack of effort. You’ve just chained yourself up.
- Spend 10 to 15 minutes with yourself, without any distractions. No dogs, no kids, no family, just you.
- I encourage people to try a yoga class and then apply the technique at home – it’s a way of life, not a temporary fix. Real change happens with consistency.
- It’s also important to note that I’m not too rigid about a concrete routine. I know that it is beneficial in my life to practice meditation and yoga every day in one form or another, but if I do not have the time to do it, I realize that it is not. the end of the world. I can always start over tomorrow.
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