Pebbl Practice Tips To Get Started
Give people a heads up. Let people know that you are committing the next five days to exploring a personalized daily meditation practice. Invite them to join you or, at least, be aware and hopefully respect your intention and commitment to yourself.
Keep track of your experience. By tracking your experience, you will be able to see what works best for you. Remember that it’s just as important to note what works for you as what does not. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to meditation; be honest about what goes in your “I’ll Take It!” column. Download your meditation tracker here.
Set an intention. What’s an intention? It’s sort of like a grounding principle. Each day we will introduce a new intention, and you can use these in a variety of ways. To ground yourself before your meditation, simply repeat it as you take a few deep breaths. Or you can remind yourself of it throughout your day when you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Repeating it as you fall asleep is also a nice way to end your day, (after you have filled out your meditation tracker, of course!).
Posture is key. This is the entire reason we created Pebbl - to provide back support so your body can relax. There are a few seating styles you can explore. If you are placing Pebbl on the floor, cross your legs if that is comfortable for you, or extend them in front of you, with a bolster or pillow under your knees for support. If you are placing Pebbl on a regular chair, make sure your feet are uncrossed and feet are flat on the floor. If your feet don’t reach the floor – grab a pillow to prop them up. Let your hands rest on your knees or lap. How you place your hands matters; palms up is energizing, while palms down is more grounding.
Explore different locations. One of the most important aspects of any meditation practice is a quiet place where you will be undisturbed and able to sit in an upright position. You will have an opportunity to explore various locations over the five sessions, including:
- Bedroom (prop yourself up in bed, against a wall, or sit on a pillow or cushion in your closet)
- Office (sit in your desk chair or on a cushion on the floor with your back against a wall)
- Living Room
Try various times of day. We will be exploring four time slots:
- First thing in morning upon waking
- Midday before lunch
- Happy hour between 4-6pm
- Before bed
We recommend trying each time slot, if your schedule allows. You may be surprised with what resonates for you! If you know something won’t work for you, feel free to adjust to what does.