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Guide To Meditation For Beginners

By Trevor Johnson

Many people live out their entire lives without once even considering meditation, so you may wonder why a guide to meditation would even be necessary. You may even ask yourself why you should meditate. Meditation is a way to bring a sense of peace and clarity of mind.

Many people do not realize that their thoughts are on a sort of unchecked rampage, going hither and thither without consideration, often increasing our stress to such a degree that it can have negative effects upon our health and well-being. Meditation, then, is to provoke stillness of the mind, which in turn, aids relaxation.

The trick is to learn how to harness this ability of stilling our thoughts so that we can implement it into our daily lives. Rather than purely reacting to an emotionally stressful situation we can focus, be calm and look at it objectively. This is a prize beyond value in our high-stress lives.

Meditation is an art that requires regular practice to master. It is best to begin by trying to meditate for short periods of time. The idea is to make a regular habit and the best way is to start by doing this in short installments. A few minutes a day is all you will need at the beginning to form the habit.

The ideal time to practice your meditation routine is first thing in the morning, just after you have woken up. Your mind is still fresh and clear and uncluttered with the activity of a busy day. One bonus of early morning meditation is that you can carry the calm state of mind over into the rest of your day.

As you go along you can build up to longer and longer meditation sessions as you learn to still your mind. When starting off, you can even begin with as little as three minutes, every morning for a week. Simply sit or lay quietly and try to clear your mind of all thoughts, focusing solely on your breathing.

Regular meditation is the key to practicing this art successfully. If a few minutes each day is all you can manage, then do so and do not be too harsh with yourself if you skip a couple of days. Remain firm in your resolve and over time your ability to focus will improve. Repetition is paramount to your success, so relax and enjoy this time set aside for yourself.

Discover more about meditation for beginners with this useful guide to meditation.

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