How to Meditate for Beginners
Meditation arises the equal amount of skepticism and excitement, but in most cases skeptics are skeptical only because their ideas of meditation arenít straight enough. In fact, meditation is an outstanding relaxation technique that people need badly in our fast paced society. The benefits of meditation have been explained from the scientific point of view and state that meditation practice gives you better concentration, less stress and anxiety, more creativity, compassion and piece. All these things are similar to muscles that you want to work out all the time. This article will give you some meditation tips for beginners.
Habitual ways to meditate
For those of you that despise yoga and considers it to be a waste of time, it would be a surprise to find out that you actually meditate from time to time when your mind and body needs some rest. The point is there is no definite way of meditation and no ďproperĒ techniques (even the experienced yogi say so). Basically, anything that helps you abstract your mind from your problems, tension and stress counts as mediation. Thus, knitting is a habitual way of meditation for some people. You can start with something that doesnít require too much physical or mental effort and makes you feel better.
If you are looking for traditional meditation, find a quite place where no one would disturb you. †Make sure there are no unwanted noises, switch off the phone and find a comfy place. If you want to meditate every day, try to do it at the same place and time.
There are no specific requirements to your posture. Ideally, you want to pick a lotus posture, but in case you are not comfortable with it or it gives you painful sensations, you can refuse to it. Make sure your back is straight and eyes closed. Yogis recommend pressing your tongue to the back of the upper teeth Ė it helps you open your mind, prevent inner conversation and keep your saliva in your mouth when you get too relaxed.
Breathing technique is a key to successful meditation. Take your time to start breathing deeply and freely. Breathe in and out with equal intervals until it comes out naturally.
Imagine that your spirit is going outside of your room. Leave all your problems and anxieties behind and relocate to a nice and peaceful place.
Deafen the inner dialog
Modern people are always rushing to and fro and donít have time to stop and relax. When they find themselves in this state, they start to panic and feel uncomfortable. In the very beginning your restless mind will try to analyze whatís going on, use this time to solve questions that you have, etc. Your goal is to make this inner voice shut up and calm down. This is the way you recharge it, which is crucial for your well being.
Donít eat junk food before you meditate
If you overeat youíll feel sleepy. But donít meditate when you are hungry either, otherwise you wonít be able to focus.
Donít say ďI have toĒ
If you make yourself meditate, there is a good chance you wonít be able to. And instead of feeling peaceful, you will feel angry and irritated. Donít push yourself.
Donít mediate on the hardwood floor, donít make yourself get up early in the morning to do that, meditation is supposed to be pleasant.
Donít be upset if you get distracted, donít blame yourself for that. Share your experience with others, and have others share their experiences with you. Investigate, and never lose faith. When you achieve results, share your success with beginners.
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