Meditation is a simple but life-transforming skill that can help you to relax, enhance understanding about yourself and develop your inherent potential.
Meditation sounds simple enough, and it actually is, however, many things in life that are simple aren’t easy, and meditation is a perfect example. Easy meditation techniques for beginners: without knots in your legs, with no group or a teacher. Your daily life teaches meditation. Once or twice a day take a rest and watch yourself breathing in and out.
Benefits of meditation include stress reduction, sharpened concentration, and improved circulation to start. Once you start to practice, you’ll soon experience a quieter mind, a far more open heart, and a feeling of inner freedom.
Choose a Convenient Time
Meditation is essentially relaxation time, therefore it should be done entirely at your convenience. So, following the meditation you do right now, for the subsiquent meditations, choose a time when you are aware you are not likely to be disturbed and therefore are free to relax and enjoy.
Focus on Your Breath
While you take long and deep breaths, feel your breath change from your lungs and out through your nostrils or your throat. (Breathing through your nostrils is much better though either will work). Your mind will wonder (that is okay), just try your better to be as focused as possible.
Clearing the Mind
Clearing the mind is much like relaxing the body, and also the more relaxed your body is, the easier it will likely be to clear your mind. Start by simply acknowledging every thought that comes into your consciousness by looking into making a simple statement about what you’re thinking about.
Feel Your Body Parts
A great practice for beginning meditators would be to take notice of the body when a meditative state begins to take hold. Once the mind quiets, invest your attention to the feet and then slowly move your in place the body (include your internal organs). This is extremely healthy and an indicator that you are on the right path.
Choose a Quiet Place
Just like a convenient hour, choose a location where you not likely to be disturbed. Quiet and peaceful surroundings can make the meditation experience more enjoyable and relaxing.
Do not Stress
This can be the most important tip for beginners, and also the hardest to implement. No matter what happens during your meditation practice, do not stress about this. This includes being nervous before meditating and angry afterwards. Meditation is exactly what it is, and just do the best you can in the time.
Ending the Session
When you are ready to end the session, open your eyes and fully stand up slowly. Stretch yourself and extend your increased awareness to your next activities. Congratulations! You have done it!
Meditation can lead to a heightened state of self awareness with practice and can be integrated into everyday activities such as meditating while walking. It promotes a healthy mind which likewise promotes a healthy physical state of being.