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The Zen Den 🧘‍♀️

Welcome to the Zen Den! Below you'll find tips & tools to help you embark on the journey of meditation, a transformative practice that can guide you towards inner peace and clarity, allowing you to manifest the life you truly desire.


Enhance Your Meditation Experience


Meditating is all about clearing your mind. Instead of stressing about everything around you, you zone in on your breath, blocking out the noise.


Let's break it down step by step so you can clear your mind without any extra sweat:


Step 1 - Pick Your Spot


Usually, when people think of 'meditating,' they imagine someone sitting in a vast grassy area, a windy hill all alone, a beach with no waves, or even a temple blinged out in gold.


Sure, being in a calm spot can be nice, but here's the deal: You can meditate anywhere. There is no need to stress over finding the most serene place. Just pick a spot where you can place a comfy mat, sit, or even lie down without anyone interrupting for a few minutes.



Step 2: Breathe In, Breathe Out


Close your eyes and center your focus on your breath. Deeply inhale, feel the air filling your lungs, and slowly exhale while you let go of any tension. Allow each breath to create a sense of calm as if the outside commotion is gradually taking a back seat to your inner tranquility.


Keep that breathing rhythm going, and imagine this quiet space inside you where stress and distractions vanish. Just soak up the peace.


"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak." - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Step 3: Acknowledge Your Thoughts


Of course, it's totally normal for thoughts to drop by. Just think of them like passing clouds or some random pop-up ads.


When a thought shows up, just be cool about it. The trick is not to treat thoughts like unwanted guests but more like background noise.


Simply speaking, acknowledge them whenever they drop in, and then resume enjoying the smooth beats of your breath.



Step 4: Allot a Time Duration


Begin with just a few minutes a day. As you get comfy with the routine, feel free to gradually crank up the time dial. Maybe add an extra minute or two every few days. 


The key is to make it a habit, like checking your phone or grabbing a coffee. Before you know it, you'll be rocking longer sessions without breaking a sweat.



Step 5: Try Different Styles


Check out various meditation styles to see which one vibes with you. There's mindfulness, where you focus on the present moment, or guided meditation, where someone leads you through the chill-out session.


There are tons of styles out there, and it's all about discovering what clicks and makes your meditation experience uniquely yours – the key is to find the style that resonates with you.


It's your meditation journey, and the more styles you try, the better you'll know what makes your zen bells ring.



Final Thoughts

Meditation matters because it gives you a personal haven where stress fades, distractions lose power, and you're left with a unique sense of calm. It's not just about meditating; it's about building a tranquil space within you, one breath at a time.


So, give it a go, and let your calming adventure begin!

 

Resources

Check out this beginner-friendly meditation video below!


Take the first step towards serenity. Try it out!


10-Minute Meditation For Beginners by Goodful


 

Further Reading

For those eager to deepen their understanding, below we've included a list of suggested books on meditation. Continue your exploration of meditation as well as your personal growth journey!


"The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh offers practical guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life through simple meditation practices.

"Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn

"10% Happier" by Dan Harris

 

Thank you for choosing The Corbin Candle Club! We hope these materials have brought a touch of joy to your day, and may your candle fill your space with delightful scents.


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Until next time, keep your flame lit!

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