5 Tips to Learn How to Meditate Right Now
So you’ve decided that you want to meditate and now you are ready to get started. Excellent! You are now on a path that will lead you to healthier mind and life.
Now that you’ve decided to meditate, there are a few general guidelines that will help facilitate your efforts.
These guidelines apply to every single type of meditation technique. So, you should learn and apply them no matter what meditation technique you practice.
To help you learn how to meditate as easily as possible, make sure to follow these 5 tips:
- Find a good place at which to meditate. This is a key factor that affects everything else you hope to accomplish and do as you meditate. The place should be clean and uncluttered. In fact, you should make the habit of being clean yourself by bathing before you meditate. A clean body and area has a positive and direct correlation to the mind.
- Make sure nobody interrupts you while you meditate. This is extremely important. When you meditate, you are focusing and concentrating on the matter at hand and this requires your entire attention. Constant interruptions will not allow you to attain a state of awareness that you are attempting to reach. In order to achieve this, you should take every possible precaution to prevent interruptions before you meditate. This can include telling everyone around not to disturb you and posting «do not disturb» signs.
- Find a comfortable position in which to meditate. Remember, meditation is not just about the mind, but also establishing stronger bonds of understanding and control with the body as well. As such, it is important that we are comfortable when we begin to meditate. In general, it doesn’t really matter how or where you sit, just so long as you are comfortable. You can sit in a chair, on your bed, or in your car.
- Develop good breathing, relaxation, and contraction habits. These three areas are a part of the yoga meditation aides and are key ingredients to incorporate in your practice as you meditate. Deep breathing involves developing a habit of learning to breathe deeply through the nose and not your mouth. Breathing is a key aspect to life (obviously) and how we breathe plays an important role in our overall health and mental condition. Deep relaxation is important in that it allows our minds and bodies to attain rest from the otherwise exhaustive pursuits of life. Without relaxation, we become tired and worn out. Deep contraction is all about moving your body. More accurately it involves concentrated stretching and strengthening exercises. These are specific exercises, like yoga.
- Have patience. This is the most important tip of this article… and the most difficult for many of us to put into play. We know that there are many benefits to meditation. But these things don’t happen overnight. You have to think of meditation as a marathon and not as a sprint. The practice will take time to master. The best and most efficient thing you can do is to meditate without expecting anything to happen. This will be very difficult but is the very best way to approach the practice of meditation. Just meditate and you will start to notice the effects in yourself and your life in no time.
As you apply these guidelines while you meditate, you’ll begin to experience the joy that is inherent in meditation. Remember to meditate regularly because only consistency will produce the results you are looking for.
Remember, the very first step is to learn how to choose the best meditation technique available to you.
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