Did you know that research suggests that meditation might physically change the body and brain? If you are working on self-improvement this year and are considering adding meditation to your toolbox, you are in the right place. We have put together this short article sharing the top meditation tips for beginners.
Keep reading to learn our top tips along with some useful meditation techniques.
1. Start Small
When you are first learning about how to start meditating, we highly recommend you start small. Take between 3-5 minutes at first because these few minutes will feel a lot longer in the beginning.
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2. Understand the Principles
Usually, people are under the impression that meditation is to get to a point where they can focus without becoming distracted. The truth is that you want to become aware of every time your mind drifts away as soon as possible.
When you become aware of what you are thinking, meditation will become easier. Once you notice your mind drifting the goal is to redirect your attention to your focal point. Keep in mind that there is no need to criticize yourself for losing focus for a bit, instead show yourself love and compassion for catching it.
3. Breathing Meditation
One of the most basic forms of meditation is breathing meditation. You simply have to sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and breathe naturally through your nose. Put your attention on your breath but do not try to control it or change it.
As soon as a random thought comes to mind, just label it as a thought and bring all of your attention back to your breath. This helps train your brain to stop jumping around and to stay focused in the now moment.
4. Designated Space
Another tip is to choose a room to meditate every time because it will train the body and mind to feel more comfortable whenever you walk into that same room. Make sure that you keep your meditation space clean and uncluttered in order to make the space feel important.
Try adding things like plants or sit near a window that gets plenty of natural light. Make sure that whatever space you designate for meditation is a phone-free zone. The last thing that you need is an area that gets you thinking about work, your friends, or everything else that is going on in the world.
Ready to Follow These Meditation Tips for Beginners?
We hope that now that you are aware of the top meditation tips for beginners, you can start your meditation practice with confidence. It is time to reap all the benefits of meditating while you feel calmer in your daily life.
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