This session is a guided audio clip to the Square Breathing meditation technique. Please follow this link to watch & read first to learn about the technique if you are new to it: Yoga & Mindfulness - Audio Square Breathing Meditation for Adult/Parent Beginners
Make sure that you have somewhere to sit comfortably and I recommend upright to begin with. Ensure that you can plant your feet firmly on the ground if on a chair and not sitting on the floor. Overcoming common issues: 1)Try to find a fixed time where you do this every day. Having a routine can sometimes help. 2)Get yourself seated somewhere comfortable (preferably not lying down before sleep if you are prone to falling asleep as soon as you lie down).
3)Set yourself a timer so you don’t have to keep stopping to check the time. 4)Make sure you give and allow yourself this time. It is only a few minutes to begin with.
5)Once meditation times get longer, consider if waking just a little earlier might be the answer to fitting it in, or if you can sit and find that time before you start a different task in the office, or outside over lunch, it may take time for you to work out what works best for you and that is ok. We don’t always have to have the right answers to our questions first time. Whilst using this resource to inspire learning, know you are helping you and your family's wellbeing in the following ways:
2) Keep Learning - use this session to learn (or relearn) a meditation technique that is simple to access by using basic counting and shapes.
3) Be Mindful- notice during your practice about which thoughts come floating through your head and how you feel about them, how are you currently reacting to them? Could you choose to react differently? Or focus more deeply on the breath, how is it feeling in you today? How does it compare to other times?
4) Practice Kindness- remember to be kind with yourself, give yourself some space and time to try and learn this new technique. Start off small and gentle and remember it's not a ladder of progress with numbers, those are just a guide for your breathing to 'notice' with.
5) Think Community - If you come to love this technique and find it helpful, why not share the clip to help others too.