comma meditation

Mindfulness Monday: Comma Meditations

Meditation can be something intimidating if you never tried it before. The idea of being still for a certain amount of time can sound even impossible for some – sometimes even making time for meditation might not be achievable for some. What if I told you, that there’s a simple solution to that problem? Comma Meditations serve a break for your mind as well as an easy start for people who want to meditate but don’t know where or how to start.

comma meditaion

Think of a comma meditation as a pause in your day, just like a comma in a sentence servers a pause in your text. These commas create separation from one activity to the next.  And by creating these breaks you can easily go from one activity to another more mindfully. What is more, for the beginner it’s a lot easier to be still for 1 minute than 10. So how can you practice them?

  1. Set a timer for 1 minute. You can increase the time as you feel more comfortable.
  2. Sit comfortably wherever you are and close your eyes.
  3. Take 3 or 4 deep breaths. Then return to your normal breathing pattern.
  4. Keep your focus on your breathing until the timer goes off.
  5. Go about your next task.

Simple right? You can increase the time of the comma meditations to as long as you wish. The idea remains the same, though. They are meant to serve as a pause for your day. So why not start now. Before you continue to your next task, insert a quick pause and see how it feels afterward.


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