There are many misconceptions out there that meditation is hard or difficult to do. No matter what you may have heard or even thought of yourself, I have some good news. Meditation is not as difficult as some claim it to be.
By breaking it down in 5 easy steps below, I will go over the process of meditating and you will soon find out for yourself, that it is actually something easy and doable and once you start, I guarantee that you will NOT want to stop.
I’ve been meditating for many years now and I honestly can’t even imagine getting through the day without meditating. There are countless benefits to meditation, however, this post is just focusing on simple meditation for beginners.
So let’s get started!!
The most common way to sit while meditating is in the lotus position (as shown in the picture above). However, please note, that you do not have to sit in this position. The key to meditation is find a comfortable position for YOU.
If the lotus position is comfortable for you. Then by all means do so. If not, you can sit on the floor or sit in a chair (which is how I usually meditate, but I do also sit in the lotus position when I have more time), or couch. Whatever is the most comfortable for you. The main thing is to ensure your are sitting up straight (not slouching or laying down) as this will inhibit your breathing which we will discuss in the next step.
Breathing is probably the most important part of meditation. So many things happen within your body when your breathe. Breathing nourishes your body, mind and every cell of your being, which is why meditation can be so refreshing and relaxing. Breath in – Breath out.
In the beginning, your breathing may be somewhat shallow, but as you continue to practice, you will want to breathe in as deeply as possible.
When starting out, releasing your thoughts can be challenging. If you are like me, you may have a very active mind. And to top that off, we have over 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day! You are probably wondering how in the world can you quiet your mind with all those thoughts flying through your head.
Don’t worry – it’s possible. In time, you will be able to meditate and just go into a “void”, releasing all that mind chatter. What I found that helps me is to count 1 -2 -3 as I inhale. And then as I exhale, 1-2-3-4-5. As I focus on the counting, its hard for other thoughts to surface.
Just as in anything, it takes practice. And guess what, if you have thoughts that pop up while meditating, don’t try to wrestle them down to the ground. Just acknowledge them and watch them float away and continue with your meditation.
I also want to mention that when we meditate, we may receive inspiration from Source to do something or an idea may pop in your head. When this happens, this is a good “distraction”. It’s when our minds are the most quiet that we sometimes receive the answers that we seek.
Once you are done meditating, you will want to slowly come back to wakefulness. When you meditate, you do go into a deep meditative state, so its best to ease your way out of it. Slowly open your eyes and take a nice deep breathe.
You are now ready to start your day.
After meditation, some find it easy to move into a prayer like state of gratitude and appreciation. (and yes SMILE too!!) This definitely can and will enhance your day since you are now in the perfect state of mindfulness.
That’s right, you got this! Through the 5 steps in the meditation process, you will find that anyone can do this and achieve the wonderful benefits of meditation. Feel more refreshed, centered and relax during the day.
As you can see, meditation is actually a simple and easy process. When I started meditating, I tried various meditation programs to help me in the process to focus and learn how to meditate. Everyone is always asking me what is my secret to staying calm, peaceful and centered. One of those secrets is meditation.
Although I have been meditating for years, there is a meditation program that I use that utilizes “brainwave entrainment” which sends you into a deeper state of relaxation in the meditation process. These “brainwave sounds” will help you relax, quiet the mind and you will achieve the benefits of 1 hour of meditation in just 12 mins!
The meditation comes in four flavors:
Choose the audio that you feel will benefit you the most during your meditation time. I personally like the guided meditation (a very pleasant soothing British voice) and the music. I usually just rotate between the two.
This free meditation audio is perfect and simple meditation for beginners. I love it and I think you will too.
Download your free audio here and start your meditation journey! Let me know how you enjoy it. Like I mentioned before, once you start meditating, you will not want to stop because you will achieve so many wonderful benefits.
Interested in learning the health benefits of Meditation? Check out my post, “What are the health benefits of meditation? You Will Be Amazed!!”
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