Meditation Tips: What to do to Get Ready for Meditation?

A few minutes of focused meditation can leave you feeling much more relaxed and peaceful than several hours of interrupted meditation. As such, you should always prepare yourself before meditating to get the best experience. This is especially important if you have a busy schedule. 

Amsar Thailand has prepared this guide to help you get the most out of your meditation sessions because we believe that meditation is all about quality, not quantity. 

Establish an Intent

The first thing to do to get the best out of your meditation practice is to intend. The intention you will set will guide you towards achieving your goals. When you set an intention before every meditation session, the practice will consciously guide you towards that intention. 
So, ask yourself whether you are meditating to connect with God, boost your peace of mind, fight insomnia, or achieve any other goal. 

Prepare the Room

Setting an intention will help you get the best from your meditation practice, but it will only work if you eliminate distractions. You don’t have to do so much to prepare the space for meditation. Simply lighting a candle and switching off electronic and mobile devices can help. You can also choose a room that is far from these distractions. 

Work on Your Posture

Your posture is an essential part of your meditation practice. The correct posture will help you get the best from the practice, while the wrong posture will distract you. Make sure to have all the support you need to sit comfortably before you begin. You should also make sure that your neck, back, and head are aligned before every session. 

Also, keep your lips closed and place your tongue on the roof of the mouth during the session. Always begin the session with your eyes closed and slightly bent as if you are reading a book to keep your face and forehead comfortable. Remember to breathe naturally throughout the process and release any body tension. 

Final Thoughts

Preparing for meditation is the secret to getting the best from every session. Always follow these tips to prepare for rewarding and intense meditation practice.