There are plenty of studies that have been done over half the century to prove the benefits of meditation, however, if you only meditate occasionally, you will not achieve the long-term benefits of meditation.
To motivate yourself to meditate regularly, I would highly recommend you take advantage of the most common reason that people take to meditate: the desire to be calmer and less stressed. And once you used this impulse and expand it, it becomes “samadhi meditation”. So, when you can achieve samadhi meditation, instead of taking the usual 10 to 20 minutes out of your schedule to meditate – which most people won’t manage to do so regularly – you will be able to easily reach spontaneous meditation, a meditative state anytime and anywhere you want.
But what technique do you need to apply to reach samadhi meditation? Well, it is rather simple – at any time of the day when you find yourself feeling distracted, overwhelmed, worried, tired or stressed, deal with this imbalanced state immediately.
Here’s what you can do:
i. Find a quiet place and close your eyes
ii. Take a few deep breaths
iii. Place your attention in the lower Dan Tien (2 inch below Navel) and
iv. Continue until you feel calm and centred