How to Meditate Well: Prepare Your Mind for the Best Results

Meditating is simple, right? 

You get into a comfortable position,

Close your eyes,

Quiet your mind,

and Meditate.

Well, that sounds easy enough!

But then, less than a minute goes by (or 30 seconds;), and your mind starts to fill up with chatter.

You start thinking of the frustrations of the day, all the things you have to do, or any other gazillion things that appear in your life.

You’ve heard meditating would help you feel more balanced mentally, help with your body pain, and overall well-being.

But it seems like more work to stop the chatter than it is relaxing, so you stop trying. Gurrr, so frustrating!

I know exactly how you feel. I meditated off and on for many years and could never stop the chatter. But I was determined to find a way. And I did!

Since mind chatter is the one thing that stops most of us from meditating, I created the Bloom Mind-Prep Meditation!

This mind-prep meditation eliminates the chatter and helps you get better results from your meditation practice!

Sneek Peek of Whats Inside!

How to Meditate Well

Prepare the Mind for Meditation

Most of us have trouble meditating because we think we can just stop what we are doing & thinking and quickly be still.

Unfortunately, that rarely happens. We need to clear our mind of the chatter first before we to go into the stillness.

This mind-prep works well because you can remove the thoughts from your mind, for the moment anyway.

Then you can relax into your body so you can get better results.

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Different Meditation Styles

  • Guided Meditation

  • Transcendental Meditation

  • Labyrinth Walking Meditation

  • Focusing on a sound or object, like a flickering candle

  • Listening to meditation music

  • Following the breath

These are all great types of meditations, but most meditations won’t work well until you clear the chatter from your mind.

Now when I meditate, with the Mind-Prep Meditation, I go deeper into the stillness and have better results.

I have found that one of the best times to meditate is once you crawl into bed. This helps to release the busyness of the day.

You will fall asleep faster and have a more restful sleep. Which is essential for those of us in midlife dealing with autoimmune pain.

Benefits of Meditation

Most of us start meditating to have a more peaceful mind, better health, or a greater connection to spirit/higher power!

Here are a few benefits ~

  • Relieves daily stresses

  • Helps with physical pain

  • It calms emotional pain

  • Can lower blood pressure

  • Get a deeper, more restful sleep

  • Connect with spirit/higher power

  • Can help find answers

How to Meditate Well

Before you Start a Deep Meditation 

Here are a few suggestions before you start. But keep in mind that these are only suggestions to enhance your meditation practice.

You will still get results doing this or any meditation without the suggestions listed.

  • Go to the bathroom! 😉

  • Make sure you won’t be disturbed

  • Set a timer for 5 to 30min (best to start with 5min. and work up to 30min or more)

  • Diffuse some essential oils

  • Light a candle

  • Turn on some meditation music

  • Turn down the lights

  • Wear comfortable clothing

  • Find a comfortable place and position

Steps to Mind-Prep Meditation

  1. Sit, stand, or lay down

(Do what works best for you)

  1. Put your hands on your thighs with:

Palms facing up (this will allow energy to move freely in and out of the body)

Palms facing down (this will have a more grounding effect if you are feeling unsettled or scattered)

  1. Close your eyes and focus on your breath

(In through your nose, out through your mouth)

  1. Then imagine your body is a tall glass of water with a drain at the bottom of your feet.

  2. Start at the top of your head and imagine all of your thoughts are being mixed up in a blender until they are blurry and quiet. Then the water slowly drains out of the bottom of your feet.

(As the water is draining out, your body relaxes more and more. The water is taking with it all of your chatter, stresses, pain, worries, fears, anything you want or need to release out of your mind and body)

  1. Imagine the water is draining slowly down:

-starting at the top of your head & relax

-down through the neck & relax

-then down your torso and arms & relax

-over your hips and thighs & relax

-down your calves & relax

-and out of the bottom of your feet & relax

  1. The water is holding all of your chatter, pain, fear, etc, in a bubble, and this bubble is drifting far, far, away from your body until it evaporates into thin air and is no longer a part of you at this moment.

  2. Come back to your body and imagine there is a beam of light or roots like a tree going straight down from your root chakra (tail bone) and anchoring you deep down into the earth.

  3. Now, invite divine love in the form of soft white light (or you can make it pink, whatever feels good to you!;) to enter through the bottom of your feet and slowly fill your body, mind, and soul with unconditional love:

-slowly up thru the bottom of your feet and calves

-over your thighs and hips

-up your torso and arms

-through your neck and head

Until this light showers out of the top of your head and enfolds your body down to your feet with unconditional love, peace, healing, and feeling safe.

  1. This soft white light (divine love) surrounds your body and creates a shield of protection that nothing can pass thru or disrupt your safe place.

  2. At this point, you will want to “Be Still” and follow your breath in and out, or slowly repeat the words “harmony” or “calm”, or focus on a sound until you drift into a deeper meditation.

  3. Stay in this silence for 5 to 30min or however long you want (the longer you are in this peaceful stillness of mind and body, the better your results will be.

Grab your PDF Mind-Prep Meditation HERE

Note: If any thoughts start to creep in (and they will), imagine those thoughts moving to the outside of your shield of protection and evaporating. Do this as many times as needed! You’ve got this! 🙂

How to Meditate Well

“Quickie” Meditation 

You can adjust this meditation to fit your needs and time frame for the moment.

Often, there are times of stress or pain when you can do a “quickie” meditation.

You won’t need to do anything but close your eyes and slowly breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.

As you breathe, focus on the area of pain or stress at that moment, and imagine it’s released and moves out of your body and mind.

In Conclusion

Remember, the essential part of your meditation is your intention to feel more relaxed and peaceful in your mind and body.

Be open to new meditation methods until you find what works for you. Be patient with yourself and the process; it takes time to learn a new skill. Practice makes progress!

Also, don’t get hung up on trying to do everything perfectly. Just let it flow how it wants to flow. How to Meditate Well

I love this mind-prep meditation. It has worked the best for me, and I think you will love it too!

So, I invite you to give the mind-prep meditation a try to stop the chatter for a deeper meditation!

I would love to know how it has worked for you. Leave me a comment below!

Here’s to creating inner peace and less pain with meditation in the daily ebbs and flows of life!

Susie ∞

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6 Replies to “How to Meditate Well: Prepare Your Mind for the Best Results”

  1. I love meditation. Life-changing. And these are all great tips, especially about getting prepped before your start. This is something most people don’t think of and thus struggle with sitting still. But no need to struggle.

    Love these.

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