How to meditate for Beginners

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This tutorial will explain how to meditate for beginners!

First of all meditation is not a high form of art which only professionals can perform and you don’t need to sit on a cold hard ground like in the movies! Follow along on this relaxing path to your inner silence.

Location

Try to find a relaxing location. It doesn’t need to be completely silent but it shall be apart of street noises and voices. It can be outdoor or even indoor.

Place and Position

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In all movies people are meditating on the hard ground but you really don’t need to. The optimal meditation position is where you the most relaxed at for example a nice soft chair. Nevertheless meditating on your bed sitting or lying is a bad idea. Your bed is only for sleeping!

How long?

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Start with 5 easy minutes and increase it every third day by another 5 minutes. Furthermore meditation should be practiced 2 times a day or even more in breaks or before working.

How to meditate

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There are 5 usual types of meditation:

  • Loving-kindness meditation: With deep breaths you open your mind to receive loving kindness and send love into the world.
  • Body scan: You start at one and of your body and progress and work through the whole to relax.
  • Mindfulness meditation: Remind yourself about the current situation and become aware of where you are and how you feel.
  • Breath awareness meditation: Focusing on breathing deeply.
  • Transcendental Meditation: During meditation you focus on a mantra to transcend and rise above the state of your current being.

Pick up the most fitting type for you or just try all 5. Personally I do breath Awareness Meditation and Loving-Kindness Meditation.

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