Meditation is surrounded by all kinds of myths. These myths can be confusing, or could even lead you to no longer enjoy meditation.
This article by MindBodyGreen debunks three common myths about meditation.
Free your mind of all thoughts
Finding it impossible to clear your mind of all thoughts whilst meditation? It’s no surprise! It’s in our nature to think, it’s what our minds are supposed to do. The problem is when we react to these thoughts and can no longer see them for what they are – thoughts!
You must meditate every day, twice a day!
We’re all different, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. There is no “optimal” meditation time. However, studies have noted that just 20 minutes of meditation a day has results in positive changes in brain functioning.
You must sit in Lotus position
As long as you are comfortable and in an upright seated position then you’re good to go! The lotus position is not necessary; it’s what’s happening on the inside that is important.
Meditation should be relaxing, so if you’re struggling due to any of these myths, it’s time to ditch them and do what works for you.