ANCHOR IN THE BREATH ⚓️
I OFTEN HEAR: “I can’t meditate,” but I know you can.
When we first learn to meditate, it’s easiest to anchor our attention in the breath. If we open our awareness too widely, we will get lost, and fast!
TRY THIS: Set a timer for 3 minutes, close your eyes, and bring your entire attention to your breath. Put your mind on it fully - simply, the IN and the OUT - and stick to it (like superglue!). When you notice that your mind has wandered away from the breath (and it certainly will!), worry not the tiniest bit, and simply bring your attention back to your anchor. Both the sticking to the breath part + the noticing when you’ve wandered off track part are equally important in this type of mind training (think: gym class for your brain 🏋🏽♀️ ).