Krista Lea is a meditation teacher and owner of Halfmoon Meditation. I asked her to go over the basics of meditation for beginners. Here are the 5 easy steps:
Overcome the resistance of “I don’t have time” or “I don’t have space”. The easiest time and place is
while laying down in your bed before even getting up for the day.
Set a timer. She suggests setting your phone on airplane mode and setting your timer for 10 minutes.
Keep track of your breath and notice your breath. She suggests using a mantra such as “So Hum”,
mentally thinking of the mantra in your head – “So” on the inhale, “Hum” on the exhale. Imagine “So” as
the sound of the inhalation and “Hum” as the sound of the exhalation. It is a Hindu mantra roughly
translating to “I am that”, connecting you to the Universe.
After the alarm has ended your meditation session, rest in the space you just cleared. Give yourself time
to enjoy the new neural pathways you just created for yourself to allow an opportunity for balance and
Repeat at night when laying down to go to bed, or in the morning the next day. Consistency is the key.
Krista states that most meditation experts will recommend meditating 15 minutes, twice daily. She
recommends that if you can only do 5 minutes, enjoy that 5 minutes.
Although it is not a requirement of a meditation practice, creating a space will create the energy to make it easier over time. Click here on how to create the perfect meditation space.
Krista Lea is the owner of Halfmoon Meditation and also teaches meditation and yoga at the Meditation
Bar in Austin, TX. She is available to do group meditation training for your organization in the Austin, TX