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|Introduction to how to meditate for beginners|
So you want to learn how to meditate? It is not as daunting or as hard as you might think. Meditation is often associated with mystics, spiritual disciplines and monks. It's not necessary to be any of those things to enjoy the benefits.
Additionally you do not need to be somewhere special to practice it. (Although I will say I once took a meditation class in India and it was a pleasure to do in such a fantastic setting.) You can do this in your bedroom, your living room, no problem.
The first step is to choose a place which is comfortable and quiet. If you choose a noisy place where pets and kids are running over the place, then it is a distraction and as a result you will not be able to relax or concentrate. And that is obviously important when you learn how to mediate.
Next step is the position. Many people choose to sit down when meditating, lying down is usually easier for beginners. Providing the position permits you to relax as well as focus, then that is a good place to start. Relax each area of your body. Start with your feet
Next, you are going to have to start relaxing. A good way to try and achieve this is to try to relax each separate part of your body.
It is better to begin with you feet and then work all the way to your head. At first it may seem difficult but it gets easier with practice.
Step four entails furthering relaxation. This can be achieved by closing your eyes and making your breathing go slower.
Do not breathe on a automatic level, do it on a conscious level. The breaths should be slow, long, and deep. Every exhale you do should also be slow.
Next count your breaths. You should do this for several seconds and gradually start increasing the count. By timing your breaths it can help you to help relax even further.
In the final step focus on a single thing. You can listen to the sound of your breath. Or it could be an object that you visualize in your mind. You might find that your focus slips away in the beginning.
This is normal, do not get irritated. All you need to do is refocus on the sound or object. As you practice more you will become more focused.
Once you have learned and are confident practising this technique, learn some easy meditation techniques.
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