Meditation for Beginers
How to meditate when you’re first starting out
Have you ever wanted to spend more time thinking and having peace of mind? Over the last few months Jon and I have started meditating in the morning meditating in the morning and at night has truly changed my life. Our daughter calls meditating “Humitating” (I find that adorable). Even thought meditation is becoming more mainstream, I think there is still a lot of stigma around what meditating is and how to do it. Here are some tips every beginner meditator may want to pay attention to.
Make sure you’re comfortable
If you’re going to meditate, the #1 rule you should follow is that you need to be comfortable. Comfort is always important, if you’re going to be spending time mediating, find a spot that you’ll be able to sit at for a while. You can also consider finding a spot to lay down as well.
Close your eyes
This is the time in which you start focusing on your meditation, which would mean closing your eyes. Your eyes being closed helps you to focus on what you’re doing. It helps you to shut out what’s going on around you. Closed eyes are a great part of meditating.
Breath in and out naturally
You don’t have to think extra about your breathing, simply breath in and out. Simple breaths are all it takes. A part of meditating is trying to relax and simple breathing can help you do this. Try not to think too hard about breathing and don’t take short breaths. Instead, take breaths in and out to help you with the relaxation practice.
Focus on your body
During the day, your body goes through a lot. You’re put through stress, function on little sleep, and probably aren’t eating the best. Meditation allows you to focus on your body’s movement. Give a try. Watch your chest fall and rise. Watch how your body actually relaxes. It’s truly amazing how meditation changes the way we think.
Tools to help you achieve your meditation goals
One of my favorite apps is Omvana. It’s the #1 app for meditation and people of all walks of life can use it. There are meditation tracks to help with sleep, peace, and meditation. Omvana can help you focus, meditate, relax, and even sleep. Also, make sure you check out Ziva Meditation, if you’re new to meditation.