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How Can I Start My Own Meditative Practice?

Meditation is a powerful practice that can help you overcome many obstacles in your life. Even though its benefits are well-known, many people still feel intimidated by the concept. In order to create your own meditative practice, it’s important to start small and celebrate yourself every step of the way.

Benefits of Meditation

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), “Meditation has a history that goes back thousands of years, and many meditative techniques began in Eastern traditions.” Meditation can be considered a practice in mindfulness, helping you stay focused on the present moment or the task at hand.

The benefits of meditation are plenty. The NCCIH lists some benefits that may include:

  • Alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Reducing insomnia and improving sleep quality
  • Reducing symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs)
  • Weight management and overall wellbeing

Types of Meditation

A 2019 study in Frontiers in Psychology found that meditation is actually an “umbrella term” with a “huge number of diverse practices.” The 2019 study discovered seven main clusters when it comes to meditation. These clusters include: “Mindful observation, body-centered meditation, visual concentration, contemplation, affect-centered meditation, mantra meditation, and meditation with movement.” The good news is that there are many different methods, so you can find the one that works best for you.

Your Personal Meditative Practice

In order to create your own meditative practice, it’s important to remember that this practice is truly all about you. Through meditation, you will learn how to connect more deeply to self-love and self-compassion.

A great way you can make your practice uniquely yours is by setting up your own personal space. Meditation is often best practiced in the same spot. This promotes consistency, and it creates an energetic space that is governed by your own intention.

You may choose to bring items that you love into your space, including crystals or perhaps jewelry with sentimental meaning. Another good tool is sage. This makes your space clear and free of negative energy.

Meditation at The Guest House

At The Guest House, meditation and holistic healing are central to our recovery programs. Our sessions are led by highly-trained staff members who will help you with proper technique.

Our 52-acre estate has plenty of space where you can quiet your mind and sink into your own practice. There are outdoor spaces and sunlit rooms where you can practice your own personal routine.

Meditation is just one of the many therapies we offer at The Guest House. We aim to provide you with a wide variety of methods, tools, and programs to ensure you find what works best for you along your journey of recovery.

Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices you can do for your overall well-being. At The Guest House, meditation is central to our holistic healing programs. We offer a wide variety of therapies, like meditation, to help you heal trauma and addiction, as well as any other condition you may be struggling with. Our highly-trained staff will help you create your own toolkit so you can find the methods that work best for you. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 for more information.