Getting the most out of your meditation and breathwork experience
As with anything, preparation is essential to get the most out of your experience. Here we share some tips on how to get the most out of your meditation, and breathwork experience.
Posted on Thu 2 Mar 2023 · by Jennifer Robson
Our meditation and breathwork ceremonies offer many spiritual, physical, and mental benefits.
You’ll leave our ceremonies feeling energised, grounded, and ready for anything.
Read more on the benefits of breathwork and check out the benefits of cacao ceremonies too.
Preparation is not essential but it can help to get the most out of your experience. Here we share some tips on how to get the most out of your meditation, and breathwork experience.
Attending our cacao, breathwork, and meditation ceremonies don’t require any significant amount of preparation, but making sure you feel comfortable and present physically, mentally, and spiritually will enhance your experience.
Get yourself in the right frame of mind and give yourself plenty of time to arrive early and stress-free.
Remove distractions. Switch off or silence your phone and anything else that might make a noise.
Eat light, if at all, beforehand. If your stomach is digesting food, it’ll require a higher demand of blood which will interfere with the breathwork experience.
Go to the bathroom beforehand. For obvious reasons.
Bring a bottle of water. The odds of getting thirsty or having dry mouth is high as you’ll be breathing for a prolonged period. Having water on hand so you can quickly hydrate your mouth; this will also ensure you take shorter breaks in between breathwork patterns.
Wear comfy, loose clothes but do wrap up warm if we are outside. Bring loads of layers. It’s much better to be too warm than too cold.
If outside, bring a yoga matt, cushion, or blanket to sit or lie on and pack it in a backpack. A backpack is better than a bag as you’ll have your hands free.
Bring a torch or headlamp, especially for sessions during the darker winter months!
It’s important to have the right position and posture. If you’re not comfy you may fidget, and this won’t help you focus. It is OK to change posture during of course!
Expect the unexpected. As with anything, there are some things for which you simply cannot prepare. When you are meditating, any number of unexpected sounds, thoughts, or sensations can distract so remember to relax and allow your experience to be what it will be. Don’t get caught up in expectations; remember, there is no such thing as “bad” meditation or breathwork!
Open your eyes slowly and take a moment to mindfully observe how your body feels, and your emotions and thoughts. Notice any sounds in the environment.
If you can, give yourself about 30 minutes post-session before you need to interact with others and resolve to be mindful as you get up and go about the rest of the day.
Your meditation and breathwork sessions should have a positive effect on your life, and this is likely to happen if you make the transition from meditation to activity as smooth as possible.
If you don’t have much time afterwards, at the least try to be clear in your intention of what you will do next.