How often should you meditate and when is the best time to mediate?
Video Transcript: When Is The Best Time To Meditate
There’s two answers for that:
1. The best time of day to meditate is in the morning.
First thing in the morning.
Yogis like to start meditation before the Sun is rising and enter mediation while the sun emerges.
2. The second answer is that, the best time to mediate is really any time.
Any time is good to meditate.
Any time you can find time.
However there is something to be said about having consistency in your yoga practice.
The purpose of practice is to start to create habits, preferably healthy habits for the mind.
That starts to move the mind in a very specific direction.
A lot of people seem to just want it NOW; they want to be able to see all the benefits right away.
Meditation takes time, and after thirty days of meditating every day, preferably at the same time or however many minutes a day, you start to see the results of that practice.
You will start to notice that your mind starts to go in very specific directions, probably the direction you want it to go.
But you’ll also find more importantly that you’re able to return to center over time much more effortlessly and easily.
So set a time and a day, if you want to do it in the morning that’s obviously the best time, but for some people meditating at night before they go to sleep is also a really good time. Before you sleep, relax your body, and meditate.
How long should you meditate for?
It’s really up to you, the most important thing is that you do it.
Try for two minutes.
Two minutes of being still, being quiet and doing absolutely nothing.
Perhaps it will feel like the longest two minutes of your life at first.
and then you can build upon that.
Alan Finger says that meditation for 18 minutes is optimal, because that is the time you need to return to your center and it gives you a chance to get a spiritual regroup.
Learn more about Yogi Aaron’s journey in his recently published autobiography!