Have you found your meditation groove? If not, don't worry! It can take a while to experience and explore all the different variables before you can find the combination that works best for you.
These meditation variables include things like:
- How you sit
- Where you sit
- What time of day
- What technique you use
- How long
- How often
There is not one-size-fits-all where meditation is concerned. Each of us is different. For example, some people love to meditate first thing in the morning and others can't stand it. Your best friend may do really well with a visualization meditation but that technique leaves you cold. (Fun fact - some people literally cannot visualize, a condition known as aphantasia.) It takes time to experiment with these variables and to see and feel what works for you. And make no mistake, when something works, you KNOW it. I spent years struggling to sit cross-legged only to have my leg go numb time and time again. When a teacher showed me an alternative way to hold my body during meditation, it was as if the heavens opened up and the shaft of light shone upon my new meditation position.
This is where working with a meditation coach, like me, can really help you find your very own meditation sweet spot. I can help you explore the variables, offer options to try, provide feedback, and help you find your own meditation sweet spot. Until you find what truly works for you with meditation, you may be left wondering what you're doing wrong - why it feels like such a struggle. Working with a coach will save you a lot of time and frustration and get you meditating like a pro. In this week's Sedona Meditation Adventure, I share with you about how a simple technique like Breath Awareness can be great for some and very challenging - even anxiety-provoking - for others. And I share tips on how you can get more from a Breath Awareness meditation.