How to meditate for beginners

There are so many articles online and on magazines preaching how good meditating is for you. Most of them will give you a big list of benefits that you can get from it. But the thing is unless you do it properly you are not likely to receive any of those advantages. This article is focused on giving a beginner a few tips as to how to get about to effectively meditate. This will not be an extensive article or an in depth one. If you are looking for one of those look elsewhere but take a read of this first as it will tell you simply as to how to get about meditating. One of the most important things in meditating is picking the ideal spot for it.

 

Now this doesn’t mean you need a large room that is absolutely quiet. The size of the room doesn’t matter as long as it is comfortable for you and has silence to a certain degree. What is important is that there aren’t too many sounds around you to distract you. Having a few sounds are hence okay. Like for example, hearing the dog barking next door. But the space you are going to be in needs to have a calm and soothing effect. This is probably why a lot of people choose to meditate outside. As long as it isn’t near a busy road or construction site you should be fine. The thing is when it comes to meditating there is no set amount of time that you just have to meditate for. If you have a room that provides the necessary atmosphere for even 5min within your day it will be enough to achieve what you want so don’t worry too much about finding a place to meditate.

Speaking of time, you need to choose how long you are going to meditate for.  Now for most beginners you would not be able to do it for long so try to start with small periods and keep increasing it slowly over a period of time. Now when meditating, you need to be comfortable so make sure that you wear something that makes you comfortable like for example, some baggy clothing. Following that you should also always properly stretch before you meditate as otherwise your body will get stiff afterward. When you are meditating, always make sure that you sit appropriately as that also plays a part. After that just close your eyes and just calm and soothe your mind and you should be meditating just fine. Just block out everything else.

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