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A Simple Guide to Meditate: How to Meditate for Beginners

In simple terms, Meditation is a practice that assists you in discovering yourself, staying focused, connecting better with yourself and others, and learning to be in the present moment.

Things to Remember -

As a Beginner, there are few things that you should remember. Some consider these things as common mistakes that beginners make while starting their journey of Meditation.

  • The perfect time to meditate does not exist. Yes, Meditation is recommended best in the early morning and evening. But remember that it is not the only time to meditate. Choose a time that works for you, a time where you will remain consistent every single day.

  • Start without trying to be perfect. The first reason being, perfection is an illusion. Second, even if you believe in perfection, perfection is not something you can achieve overnight. Give yourself time.

  • Meditate without forcing yourself. Instead of doing it just because it's cool, do it because that's what you want to do.

  • Let your mind wander. The thoughts will come, don't ignore them. Allow yourself to notice those thoughts, accept them and slowly drift back to your focus.

Steps to Follow :

  1. Find a comfortable seat where there are no disturbances, and you can be at peace. You can sit cross-legged with a straight back, or you can sit on a chair if you have any injury or anything. No matter how you sit, make sure you are comfortable and stable for a while. Place your hands either on your lap or on your knees, whichever is okay with you.

  2. As a beginner, setting a timer is a great option. Set a timer for 15 minutes. You can gradually increase your time when you start getting hold of it.

  3. After getting yourself comfortable, start with taking five deep breaths. With the last breath, close your eyes slowly.

  4. With your eyes closed, keep breathing in and out. Try and breathe into your belly rather than your chest. You can feel your abdomen rising and dropping with each breath you take.

  5. Focus on your breath. You will notice that your mind keeps drifting to different things. Allow your mind to wander. Become aware of your thoughts and return to focusing on your breath gently.

  6. When your timer goes off, open your eyes slowly. Again take five breaths and close it with one positive thought.

Written By-

Surbhi Agarwal



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