Beginners Guide to Meditation

Meditation can help in so many area's, but yet not many people meditate or know how to meditate properly here are 8 steps to help you start to meditate

#1 SIT TALL

The most common position for meditation is sitting weather that be on a chair or cross legged on the floor. While sitting image their is a string extending from the top of your head pulling you straight up towards the ceiling.

#2 RELAX YOUR BODY

Close your eyes and start to relax your body focusing on each body part individually starting with your feet and moving up your legs to your abdomen so on and so on not forgetting your shoulders, jaw, eyes and head.

#3 BE STILL AND SILENT

Take a moment to just be, Be aware of your surroundings, your body and sounds don't react to anything just be aware.

#4 BREATHE

Your attention should now focus on your breathing, notice how your breathing feels when you breathe in and out, feel your chest rise and fall with each breath.

#5 MANTRA

Some people hum or say phrases over and over again with meditation, either silently or out load they can provide spiritual benefits or just keep you focused an easy mantra for beginners is "Breathe in, Breathe Out" it will help keep you focused on your breath.

#6 CALM YOUR MIND

Even though you are focused on your breathing does not mean your thoughts will just dissapear, as they arrive acknowledge them and set them aside bringing your attention back to your breathing.

#7 WHEN TO END YOUR MEDITATION

There is no correct length of time for meditation, in the beginning you may find you can only sit for 5 or 10 minutes increasing in length the more you get accustomed to it. If you only wish to sit for a pre-determined length of time then it may be wise to set an alarm.

#8 ENDING YOU MEDITATION

Slowly start to bring your attention back to your surroundings, being mindful of sounds and weather around you. Gently start to wiggle your fingers and toes, begin to move your legs and arms then open your eyes and slowly get up.

 

 

 


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