Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced pro, we all have questions about meditation at some point, such as; 

How can I see if it works?

What should I do if I have thoughts?

How do I know if I'm doing it right?

It's not about whether you can do it better if you meditate for a long time or longer, just doing it and not worrying about whether you're doing it right or not, a lot is already happening. Practicing meditation works like a spiritual muscle. By doing it, you will automatically feel and experience a difference.

We think a lot and have a lot of thoughts, when you meditate a lot of thoughts are also released, that doesn't matter. These thoughts are in your body-mind system and are locked up there. By accepting it and letting the thoughts be there, the thoughts are released and tension is also released, your body responds to this again and it can relax in your system.

The thoughts will slowly decrease, by doing meditation daily and not worrying about it. Think of it as riding a bicycle, you ride it, and every time you get distracted you return to the breath, the mantra, the sensation, or even the thoughts. Now if someone asks you "what's the next thing on your mind?" then suddenly there is silence!

Trust yourself and your way of thinking. Trust the meditation, surrender to it.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness means: Living in the NOW. Easier said than done for multitasking moms. Being mindful is letting in your feelings when you're angry or sad, for example, and not trying to push them away. Pushing feelings away takes a lot of energy and can make you feel stressed. You could say that being truly present in the moment is enough for mindfulness. It gives you the opportunity to be happy with beautiful things, and to be sad in sad moments. Mindfulness is not about what you do, but how you do it. So paying attention to thoughts and feelings is the first step towards a mindful existence. And then you experience life a lot calmer.

Benefits of Mindfulness:

  • Full attention to your pregnancy, your children, partner and the things you do
  • Experience peace in every moment of the day, so also in the hectic
  • More patience
  • Less stress

What is meditation?

The purpose of meditation is to make space in your head, but also to be liberated from that 'commentary voice' that we all know so well. Meditating does not mean thinking about nothing or pushing your thoughts away. But it does mean: bringing your attention back to what you are doing. Simply put, keep your focus. It allows you to release tension and stop the continuous flow of thoughts.

By means of concrete meditation exercises you learn to become a spectator of your thoughts. You will notice that your mind becomes more clear and can become free of negative feelings and thoughts; inner peace. When you meditate, the breath becomes calmer and muscle tension / stress decreases, you get more energy and a better night's sleep.

Meditation can be done in different ways. Sitting, lying, standing, with music or in silence. Always in a way that suits you best. It's a moment all yours without you having to do anything. Learning to observe objectively, without judgment or conclusion.