Meditation can sometimes be challenging. Period. (Maybe this even deserves an exclamation mark! Over the last five years, I have found my meditation practice integral in my life, giving me ease and clarity. Don’t get me wrong, at times, I find it to be also challenging, especially during busy times. This is when it is even more important, I find.
I have talked to many students who have struggled with meditation, looking for guidance and for it to just be plain easier. I found this helpful handout on meditation on the Oprah website and it’s written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a meditation teacher. The overall message, be easy on yourself, it’s hard work but absolutely do not put it off another day, and absolutely MEDITATE! The one tip I give students all the time, that was passed onto me by a yoga teacher, is consistency is better than length of time. It is better to meditate everyday for 5 minutes, then to do it once a week for 20 minutes. Happy meditating!