Are you new to the world of meditation? When you start this powerful practice, one of the things you will come across is setting your intention for the day or session. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can do that effectively. Here are four simple tips.
1. Decide what you want
First of all, you need to decide what you want. You may want to consider what is missing from your life or what will bring you calm. For example, if your work-life balance has been off, you may want to find a way to change that for the better. On the other hand, you may want to make more time and space for some self-care throughout the day.
When it comes to choosing what your intention is, you have total control. However, it may help to choose tangible things that you have the power to change yourself. That way, you will see a clear path ahead of you to your goal. Don’t rush. Breathe and think.
Tip: Be as specific as you can. The clearer your meditation intention is in your mind, the easier it will be to focus on it during your session.
2. Consider how to get there
Once you have decided what your intention should be, the next step is considering the ways in which you might get there. So, if we use the example of finding a work-life balance, look at the ways you can make that happen. You could spend less time on your smartphone, arrange to see friends in your free time, or prioritize your sleep.
3. Try writing it down
Do you keep a journal? If so, you may want to start writing down your daily meditation intentions in it. You can spare a line a day to decide what your meditation intention is and how you plan on reaching it. The act of writing it down changes your psychology toward it.
While writing doesn’t work for everyone, it’s particularly helpful for some people. When you have put pen to paper and set yourself a goal, the chances of you fulfilling it are much higher. Writing it down is the first step. You can then look at it and meditate on it.
4. Select the right meditation
After you’ve done all of the above, the last step is finding the right meditation for you. Within the realms of Kundalini Yoga, there’s a whole host of different types of meditations you can try. You can use your daily intention to guide your choice of session too.
For instance, if your intention is to focus on what makes you happy, you may want to do a meditation to boost your mood. On the other hand, if your meditation intention is to find a work-life balance, you may do a relaxation session. While you are engaging in meditation, be sure to focus keenly on your intention. Keep it in your mind at all times.
Setting your intention means that you focus on what you want during a meditation session. If you have never tried this practice before, why not give it a go for yourself?
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