Choose a convenient time
Meditation is your own relaxation time, so choose a convenience time - a time when you know you are less likely to be disturbed and can enjoy completely. The early morning hours is ideal for the practice.
Choose a quiet place
Just like a convenient hour, choose a place where you not likely to be disturbed. Quiet and peaceful surroundings can make the meditation experience more enjoyable and relaxing.
Keep a relatively empty stomach
You obviously do not want to doze off while meditating so a good time to meditate is before having a meal. However, do not force yourself to meditate when you are very hungry. You will find it difficult because of hunger cramps or you may even keep thinking about food the whole time! In this case, you can meditate after two hours of having food.
Start with a few warm-ups
A few warm-ups or sukshma yoga exercises before sitting to meditate helps improve circulation, removes inertia and restlessness and makes the body feel lighter. You will be able to sit steadily for a longer time.
Keep a gentle smile on your face
You will see the difference. A gentle smile throughout keeps you relaxed, peaceful and enhances your meditation experience.
Turn on a guided meditation
As a beginner to the practice, it is a good idea to do a guided meditation. This will help you meditate easily. All you need to so is close your eyes, relax, follow the instructions as you hear them.
Open your eyes slowly and gently
As you come close to the end of the meditation, don't be in a hurry to open your eyes and start moving about. Open your eyes slowly and gradually and take time to become aware of yourself and your surroundings.
Experience the freshness and enjoy your day
Meditation is like an instant energy booster. A few minutes off your daily schedule to charge you up for the rest of the day. Take that time out and experience the wonders of meditation for yourself