Just Sit and Find your Center, An Anchor for your calm self.
HOW? Easy. Cultivate a ‘practice’ that you can sustain because it’s not hard, or boring, or demanding. A practice that works for you – not your friends or some expert. It’s you and only you who has to keep doing it! So love your practice!
And by ‘practice’ I do not necessarily mean any conventional ideas about meditation – I mean finds your own ways to find calm, find ways to purify your nervous system and re-invigorate naturally. This is NOT complicated, this should NOT cost alot of money. This should feel EASY and SATISFYING and make you want to keep coming back for more because it doesn’t get dull.
I have created the Just Sit methodology precisely to provide a simple framework with variability of both time and content.
REMEMBER: Many practices! One Intention! Gratifying Results.
“Sit now. stress less”
5 easy steps to finding your way into a sustainable meditational practice
- Make it a Habit: 7 days in a row to start?
- Set up you space – cushion, chair, scent, timer
- just sit framework – See SST below
- 3 minutes or 33. Just Sit
- Techniques – just breathe or try some different approaches
Just Sit as simple as SST
The Just Sit framework is what provides the continuity. Within it you must feel free as a bird to play, try, experiment. Don’t yuck anyone else’s yum over this. Chanting may seem silly to you but may just work a charm for your friend.
Settle – Pick a time and set a timer. Take a seat. Feel grounded.
Sit – Pick a practice: Easy breathing, patterned breathing, chanting. (We will have a variety to choose from)
That’s It – Acknowledge your efforts however long or short. Promise yourself to be back tomorrow.
CLICK HERE TO TRY IT: Here’s a version of the Practice to get you familiar and get you started. Like it? Share it but let me know!
Basics of the Just Sit way:
Can You commit to 10 minutes a day? (even 3 will do, or stretch yourself to 18!)
Just Sit for 3 minutes so you can say you did it! Don’t get hung up on time. Just do it.
Can you commit to 28 days in a row? (even 7 will do)
Habits are formed for sure in 28 days but even 7 will show you how many benefits there are so if it is easier for you to get your mind around 7 then go for it. The only way to develop a habit is to commit to it and keep re-committing any way you can. Some days you’ll feel like skipping. Please don’t skip, just do less. WE all have 3 minutes.
Techniques make the sitting easier and we will keep recording them but for now check out
There are any number of techniques and “things to practice” while sitting and those will be available (some are already are from plain deep breathing, alternate nostril, to counting backwards with breath, to So Hum) on this site. These techniques will give you a lot of choices on how to approach each sit.
I am going to say it again: One man’s meat is another’s poison
Try as many techniques as you like within thin JUST SIT framework. and see what works!
Remember this adage. It is true for everything from self-help to food and medicine. Only you can know what is best for you.
You will only know what works by trying it. (possibly working with someone like me to guide, teach and keep you inspired to continue).
The benefits are real:
Clarity, better sleep, calmer nervous system and a host of medically proven benefits related to blood pressure and the immune system.