“5 Meditation Tips to Get You Started” is a collaborative post.
The Beginnings of Meditation 101
On the surface, meditation seems like one of the easiest practices out there; the truth is though, meditation can be quite difficult unless you understand its purpose. The practice of meditation goes all the way back to 5,000 BCE and is linked with various religious traditions such as Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. While meditation is a very old practice, it is only in recent times that it has been taken more seriously. Various experiments have been down over the years to explore the benefits of meditation and it was shown that meditation can have a profoundly positive impact on the human mind/body.
While meditating on a regular basis is deemed as beneficial, it is not he easiest thing to get into if you don’t have any experience with it. Today, we are going to be going over 5 simple steps you can follow as you embark on a meditation journey of your own. If you are new to the world of meditation, it is important that you know that you don’t have to venture down this road on your own. Whether you join a friend, relative, romantic partner, or local group, meditation is certainly something that can be enjoyed with other people—there’s no need for you to find solitude in the mountains like Hollywood would have you believe.
5 Easy Meditation Tips
While meditation can become quite complex when you get deeper into the practice, today, we’re going to share with you the perfect tips for beginners.
1. Getting an Early Start
Like with most other exercises, meditation is something that you should do first thing in the morning, especially if you are just starting out. While meditation is something that can be done at any point during the day, until you’ve worked up enough discipline you may find yourself pushing it off indefinitely.
2. Choose the Right Meditation Spot
When finding a place to meditate, you should fine somewhere that you have easy/consistent access to. Needless to say, this should be a place where you are unlikely to be disturbed, another reason why you should meditate early in the morning if you’re living with other people.
3. Mastering Your Breathing
Steady breathing is probably one of the things that most people are familiar with when it comes to meditation. Controlling your breath is important because it gives your mind something to focus on while you find your centre. Once you have mastered the art of calm breathing, you can allow your mind to focus on other things while you meditate.
4. Take it Easy
When getting into meditation, it is a bad idea to think you can dive straight into a 30-minute session. Even if you can do this once or twice, your experience could be so gruelling that it turns you off the practice altogether. Instead, try meditating for 5 minutes in the morning; when you feel comfortable and have developed a maintainable routine, you can increase the duration of your sessions.
5. Having a Journal
To keep a track of your progress as well as keeping a record of any difficulties you may be facing, having a journal is highly recommended. By keeping a journal, you will have something to refer to; your journal can be used to find inspirational or tackle any hurdles you come across during your meditation journey.
Meditation and You
Meditation is definitely a practice that you can use to improve your well-being. While spiritual in nature, meditation has a lot of benefits on the mind and body, so it’s not something that can be overlooked. When dealing with spiritual matters and the workings of energy, there are many gifted people who can guide you down the right path, ensuring that you get to the destination you desire. Get out of your comfort zone today and uncover the truth of what meditation has to offer.