What is the biggest misconception people have about meditation?
People think it takes years to “become good” at meditation. Meditation’s a practice that takes practice but you can start feeling the benefits right away. Just like when you work out: it’s good for you even the first time… it becomes easier, but it’s still worthwhile even as a beginner.
Meditation isn’t an Eastern religion or all about monks. We focus on technique and we’ve re-imagined the approach to be secular, contemporary and relevant to 21st century living. Balance is a pillar we live by, it's key to integrate mindfulness into your life, rather than go from one extreme to another. I haven't given everything up. I've found a balance of modern wellness and mindful luxury.
You don't need to stop your thoughts during meditation – it's impossible to completely shut down your thoughts. It's okay if your mind wanders during meditation. If you shut down your thoughts, you die! The way it's marketed isn't necessarily correct. The only thing you can do is tame your thoughts down.
What’s the easiest way to get started?
For you to make a habitand familiarize yourself with meditation, you can start by using an app.Ours is designed so you can jump right in. You install the app, answer a few questions and hit the play button.