I don’t know about you, but sometimes I really need some simple ways to relax and meditate.
Naturally, we know that meditation is relaxing. And indeed there are many meditation techniques for relaxation.
The problem is that sometimes you need to calm your mind before you can really get into meditation.
When I used to suffer from anxiety, I first had to figured out how to calm my mind of anxiety to meditate. Because meditation was difficult while I had so many thoughts and feelings going on.
Good news is that there are many ways to relax and meditate. So let me show you how.
5 Ways To Relax And Meditate
1: Create a relaxing meditation space at home
You can help yourself to relax and meditate by creating a meditation room at home.
Our surroundings have a big impact on our minds. You’ve probably noticed that when you are in a noisy environment your mind becomes more active. In a busy environment you probably feel either stressed, anxious, or excited. And none of those states of mind are ideal for meditation.
By creating a relaxing space to meditate in, you will help yourself to relax and meditate. You can create a custom space that is peaceful, relaxing, and not full of distractions. It might take a little effort to set up the space, but once you do, it will make it easier to meditate.
2: Use an easy meditation script for relaxation
You probably already know that there are lots of different meditation techniques. Some are easy, others are hard. Some are perfect for relaxation, others not so much.
The problem is knowing what meditation technique to do and when. Because different techniques are ideal for different times.
I created the script above as the perfect way to relax and meditate when you need an easy solution.
3: Use relaxing music and binaural beats
Music can have a very calming effect on the mind. And some forms of music are specifically created using frequencies of sound that help the mind to relax.
For instance, Gregorian Chants. These are created using Solfeggio frequencies. Those are sound frequencies that have a calming effect. They give you a little boost of inner peace, making them an easy way to relax and meditate.
You can also use binaural beats, which create calm frequencies in your mind.
4: Use controlled breathing
Studies (1) show that controlled breathing can help to produce positive results in the mind and body.
Controlled Breathing usually involves breathing in a rhythmic pattern. For instance, Box Breathing involves breathing in for four, holding for four, breathing out for four, and holding for four again.
Use Controlled Breathing meditation techniques. These are some of the easiest ways to relax and meditate.
5: Go for a mindful walk
I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling stressed or anxious, a good walk helps me to unwind. Especially if I walk somewhere peaceful like at the park or by the beach.
When you take a walk somewhere relaxing, you get some gentle exercise, which helps your body to relax. Plus, you get to be around nature. The sounds of the birdsong, mixed with the blue skies and the green trees, really helps me to calm.
You can get even more out of a walk if you do a walking meditation technique.
Meditation is the ultimate way to relax. And doubtlessly it is incredibly beneficial. But sometimes you need a little bit of help getting into that Zen state of mind.
Above, we’ve looked at some easy ways to relax and meditate. I hope you find these soothing for your soul.
Paul Harrison is a passionate meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in beautiful Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University.
“My goal is to provide the most authentic meditation sessions so you can harness the power of your own mind for personal transformation” – Paul Harrison