Modern society seems to be growing more convenient yet stressful every year. With all of the many demands place on the average person today, it can be difficult to find some alone time just to harmonize with nature and prepare to tackle what comes next. Mediation and yoga have emerged as the leading way to accomplish just this, so it is important to find some time just to take care of yourself in this way. Consider the following four ways to naturally enhance your personal meditation and yoga practices.

Make a Dedicated Space

If your life is cluttered, you certainly do not want to recreate that in your mediation practice. Before you begin, clear aside a dedicated space that will allow you to focus on your yoga without having to worry about anything else. This does not have to be a large or illustrious in any way. In fact, the more simple, the better, in most cases. The less distractions you have the more you will be able to focus on your practice. If just needs to be simple and free of clutter. Keep it ready for your meditation by putting up some calming images that inspire you.

Make Your Intentions Known

This does not mean you need to let others know that you will be meditating (although that will help too). It means that you want to communicate with yourself exactly what you hope to accomplish out of the session. Some companies, like Mile High Pipe & Tobacco, realize that you should take some deep breaths and recount your goals for the time that you will be mediating. This will help you get centered on the task at hand. Accept thoughts as they enter your mind, acknowledge them, but let them drift on by without engaging or obsessing over them.

Use Cannabis to Help You Relax

If you are in an area where cannabis is legal, this can be a great way to help you relax, unwind, and prepare for your yoga session. This is a relaxing medicine that frees your mind, relaxes your spirit, and gets you ready to focus only on existence. It will add a power to your meditation that you likely never experienced for, making the session all the more meaningful. Using the natural plants of the earth to your advantage is what they were put here for.

Make Use of a Mala

If you find that you have difficulty focusing on your mantra, you will want to consider using a mala. This is a string of beads that will help you do the counting. The feel of something in your hands will provide you with a realign feeling that will further set the mood and get you ready for the session to follow.

Yoga and meditation are powerful ways to overcome the everyday stress associated with modern day living. Get yourself prepared by incorporating these four strategies into session when possible. You will find more focus and clarity as a result.

Author's Bio: 

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;