Here are some practical tips to make sure you have the best meditation experience.
1) Find a place for 10 or 20 minutes where you won’t be disturbed. And please let go
of your to-do list. This is your time so enjoy the gift that you are giving yourself.
2) You can switch off your phones and tell others that you don’t want to be
interrupted for that period.
3) Ideally, you would meditate in a quiet place but don’t worry, you can meditate
even if there is background noise. You can even be on a train or in a car, as long
as you feel comfortable.
4) It would be great to meditate in the same place and time each day as then it
becomes a habit. But you do what works for you.
5) You can sit crossed legged on the floor or on a chair, with some back support to
keep your back as straight as possible. However, you don’t have to have your
back too rigid. And it can help to have a cushion behind your lower back.
Consciously relax your body if you can. You can have your hands loosely in your
lap, with palms facing upwards.
6) Please don’t listen to the meditations whilst driving or operating any kind of
7) During a meditation, you don’t have to actively visualize or imagine anything. You
can simply flow with the instructions effortlessly.
8) Meditating every day is the best way of training your mind. At the same time,
don’t worry if you miss a day or a few days. It’s okay, you can pick up from where
9) Finally, please let go of any expectations. Expectations can keep us tense and
make us think that we are not doing it right. Instead, we can simply accept
whatever happens and enjoy the space and time to ourselves. Our inner
sanctuary of peace.
Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Gupta Program. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogram.com
Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.
He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv
He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv