There are a lot of different ways of doing meditation and dozens of techniques, but there is only one result of all — If practised well, it offers a lot of benefits. The sole aim of all these techniques is to reach an inner calm and make you feel more focused. If you have been planning to meditate for long, but haven’t yet started, it’s the time. Here is the guide to meditating for beginners.
Don’t get caught up in how: Where to sit or how to sit, such questions should not delay your start. You can meditate while sitting on the floor or chair. Just sit somewhere quiet and comfortable.
Do it first thing each morning: There can’t be anything better than starting your day with a peaceful mind. Thus, it is always good to meditate in the morning.
Warm up with Breathe: Deep breathing before meditation is always a good idea. This leads the mind into a peaceful meditative state.
Observe breathe: Become aware of the rising and falling of your abdomen as you breathe in and out.
Decide on time: Decide on how long you would like to meditate. As a beginner, you are suggested to start with a short interval of 2 to 3 minutes. Later, you can increase this time as per your preference.
Keep your eyes closed: Eyes are the doors to the mind, closing them will provide relaxation to your brain.
Don’t chant: As a beginner, you don’t need to chant any Mantra, all you need to do is just observe your breath.
Don’t do conscious breathing: Let breathing happen on its own. Don’t inhale or exhale consciously.
Don’t juggle up with thoughts: Thoughts distract us, just try to be thoughtless by putting all your power to observe breathing. Soon you will find yourself experiencing the peace for the next few moments.