1. You can’t do it wrong
There are plenty of meditation myths around, but the truth is – you can’t really ‘do it wrong’. You don’t have to clear your mind or think of nothing. Instead, it’s about letting go of focus and letting thoughts come and go. This gets easier with practice so if you struggle at first, don’t give up!
2. It helps to reduce stress
The part of our brain that releases stress hormones can actually be overridden when you meditate. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, has been proven helpful for reducing both stress and anxiety.
3. You don’t have to ‘believe’ in anything