Modern life can feel relentless and stressful, especially during difficult times like we’ve all been experiencing over the last few months. However, with the right tools, we all have the potential to be mentally healthier and happier. World Meditation Day (May 21st) encourages people to celebrate across the globe, so that no matter where you are, you can take the opportunity to press pause and reboot.
No prior experience is necessary to enjoy the benefits of meditation. World Meditation Day is a great chance to take 20 minutes out of your day, close your eyes, relax and reflect. We’ve listed some resources below that might help with your meditation, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced meditator already.
Mindful is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to inspiring and enabling anyone who wants to explore mindfulness. They have plenty of meditation resources, such as this basics introductory guide on how to meditate.
If you're in need of guidance when learning how to meditate, then you could use a mindfulness app. There are plenty available for iOS and Android smartphones, including Insight Timer; Calm; Headspace; Stop, Breathe and Think; 10 per cent Happier and The Mindfulness App.
The internet – especially YouTube – is packed with videos on how to meditate. But where do you start when you're new to meditation? And are they really helpful to start or further develop your meditation practice? Well, the answer is yes. Try this video from Wellcast as a starting point.