Your meditation practice doesn’t have to be perfect.

There’s a common misconception in mainstream society about meditation—that it’s a difficult practice which requires discipline in order to control the mind. We get this idea in our minds that it’s about sitting in a perfect lotus pose, in perfect peace.

Real meditation is far from perfect.

If you think you have to meditate a certain way, you may want to consider Sura Flow meditation. It’s a creative, effortless, and more feminine style of meditation—one that’s open, nurturing, and healing.

In Flow meditation, there are no rules. Meditation is intuitive and effortless. Created by Meditation coach and master trainer, Sura Kim, after her health took a hit when she practiced traditional styles in Asia too rigorously, “Sura Flow meditation” is a universal, secular approach anyone can practice. It is 3 simple steps. This meditation style is becoming increasingly popular because it’s deeply relaxing, effective, and also leads to powerful insights.

Sura Flow is naturally healing. It cultivates energy, improved intuition, and connection to one’s spirit.

How to Practice Sura Flow Meditation

Step 1: Relax

Flow practice starts by letting go. Relaxation releases tension and opens the energy channels of the body. When you begin your meditation in a relaxed state, you can easily slip into the state of meditation.

Oftentimes people find it hard to meditate because they feel anxious. By learning how to effectively let go, you release tension right away and it’s easier to sit in stillness.

One simple way to relax is a practice called a body scan, which allows you to develop greater awareness of your physical body. To start, bring your awareness to the bottoms of your feet. Move your awareness up your body slowly ending at the crown of your head. Body scan helps you move out of your head and relax into your whole body.

Step 2: Listen

Heart listening is a practice of awareness listening. During awareness practice, there is no judgment or suppression. You simply observe; paying attention to your true experience with the intention of compassion. This is a practice of meditating with compassionate awareness

A simple way to practice listening is through “heart breaths.” Get into a comfortable seated or lying down position. Bring awareness into your heart center—inhaling from the backside of the heart, then exhaling through the front of your heart. Pause between each in-breath and out-breath. Begin with three heart breaths.

After heart breaths, take time to “be” in your heart space. Listen from this space. Observe with your heart. Notice what arises and the subtle inner guidance you receive.

Step 3: Intend

The end of your meditation practice is prime for positive intentions. When you meditate, you can gather spiritual force energy and apply it toward a higher purpose.

Before you come out of meditation, set a meaningful intention that comes from your soul. The key to creating a strong intention is to create a clear, simple statement in the present tense. “I am” statements are excellent for intention setting. You can create an intention for healing, blessings, and positive change.

Popular among women, creatives, and high-performers, Sura Flow meditation is an easy way to end your “struggle” with meditation and cultivate a daily practice that offers powerful results.

**By Sura Kim