How to meditate
Meditation is the single most effective way to improve your state of mind, and it can be done anywhere and at anytime. Many want to but don’t know how to meditate. There are many techniques and methods that have been used for centuries, but we are going to focus on a 7 step guide which is easy to do and perfect for the beginner. Meditation is an essential part of each day, and it doesn’t have to take any longer than 5 minutes.
How To Meditate
In this 7 part guide, we are going to give you a simple step by step plan which will teach you how to meditate as a beginner. Once you get to an advanced level, we have some great books that will take you to the next level of peacefulness and enlightenment.
How To Meditate: 7 Simple Steps To Help You Meditate Effectively
1. Put on some music
Use some soothing, gentle music. Preferably instrumental. If you have a piece of music that you have positive associations with, use that. The music will relax you and distract you from the noises that you may be surrounded by.
2. Get into position
Sit with your back against a wall or in the middle of the room. Cross your legs and make sure you are in a comfortable position. Your back must be straight to allow you to breath properly.
3. Close your eyes
Some people advocate having your eyes open, but with you eyes closed, you can focus on your thoughts and removing the ones that you don’t want, without the distraction of whats happening in front of you.
4. Breathing In
As you breath in, focus on the air filling your lungs and nothing else. As you are inhaling, imagine the positivity and the energy of your surroundings entering your body.
5. Breathing Out
As you breath out, imagine your negative thoughts leaving your body with the air. Any negative thoughts, emotions, feelings or memories should be let out with each outward breath until they have all gone.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the music ends.
When the music has ended, open your eyes slowly and smile. Use this opportunity to enjoy the silence and reflect on your meditation experience. Did you have any good ideas? Did you expel your negativity? This time is your time.
During your meditation, your mind will wonder. As it does, notice it happening and meet it with a smile. Return to your breathing and repeat steps 4 and 5.
Free Meditation Resources:
Advanced Meditation Book