Beginners Guide To Meditation : Key to de-stress | Only 4 Steps
This Beginners Guide To Meditation aims to make meditation no more cumbersome.
Meditation is a great way to calm your mind and get stress free. Research shows those who meditate regularly have a sharper mind and are happier in general. I have personally believed that meditation is the best way to de-stress.
Meditation doesn’t need to be an hour-long session in which all you do is keep getting distracted and finally give up. I just can’t stop mentioning how much meditation can help one. Also, it’s amongst the top habits of successful.
Meditation is about exploring yourself and concentrating on one single idea. It revitalises and energises you. It takes a little effort initially but so does everything that is worth doing.
What to expect
Before anything else I wish to clarify what you should expect to do while meditating.
- The aim is not to achieve an empty mind but a mind focused on something (One single thing which may be a physical entity or not).
- If you find it difficult, then make Om sound or hymn (hmm sound) for as long as you can in a breath and then concentrate on it.
While set up is not everything it does make your life comfortable
- A calm atmosphere is needed though absolute silent is not necessary
- Open the windows and let fresh air come in.
- Try doing it in the garden or on the terrace.
- Ambient lite music or perfumes can be used but don’t create a sensory overload (skip if lazy).
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to timing it can be according to your comfort still my observations are that
- Near dusk or dawn is the best time to meditate. Though meditation is good all the time it just relaxes the most then
- Start slowly with just a 2-5 min sitting which you may want to increase to 15 min gradually. (Don’t ever quit)
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- Sit down on earth with your legs crossed(if you have some medical issue you can always sit up straight on a chair).
- Make an okay sign on both your hands by touching your index finger to the tip of your fingertips(touch don’t press there are other positions as well but let’s stay basic).
- Now keep your wrists on your knees. (palm opens upwards).
- Close your eyes and focus on any one sound or your breathing.