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Meditation Techniques for Beginners
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Understand meditation

                Meditation helps people overcome anxiety and stress and creates a more balanced life. 

Meditation is not hard to learn. To begin meditation start with controlled breathing. This technique will also be used to help you calm down and reduce stress during situations of high anxiety. There are various meditation techniques for beginners that you can learn. It is important to understand meditation before you begin to undertake it. Meditation is not a hypnotic state. You will always be fully aware of your surroundings while meditating and it is completely safe to do. While in a meditative state you’ll be relaxing and calming the mind and body but you will still be in total control. 


Start your first meditation

                       Start meditation by setting aside 20 to 30 minutes. Find a location to meditate. The location should be quiet and calm. You will need to be undisturbed for the duration of your meditation with no distractions. The room should be comfortable so that you are not thinking about it. Some people use a meditative pose that is commonly associated with meditation. Sitting cross-legged on the floor is a simple pose used for meditation. However you can sit or lay down in any position that is comfortable to you. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing a position is to find a pose that will be comfortable to you for the length of the session.

                          As you prepare for meditation you’ll need to create some personal space that is free from any technology or other distractions. During the meditation session you won’t be watching television, listening to music or texting. You’ll simply be using your own mind to remain calm and relaxed. Meditation works the best after you’ve done it a few or more times. As you learn to control your thought process you’ll be able to reach a meditative state more easily. Most people have trouble reaching this state during the first several attempts so don’t worry if meditation seems to elude you. It will take some practice to bring the mind to this clear state.

                                  To begin your meditation sit comfortably in your meditation room. Close your eyes and start controlled breathing techniques. Take slow deliberate breaths in and out in a rhythmic pattern. Then you can start to clear your mind. The goal is to stop all thoughts except those of the meditation itself. Some people like to repeat one word over and over to help clear the mind. Another technique that is helpful for those who only begin meditation is to use guided meditations. Guided meditations are pre-recorded meditations that you will listen to and follow along.

                                 You may want to guide yourself though meditation. You can do this by talking yourself through the relaxation process through your entire body. This keeps your focus where it belongs and doesn’t allow the mind to wander. If you find that your mind does begin to wander during meditation you’ll need to bring it back in focus. It is normal for the untrained mind to jump to many other thoughts as it is not used to calm relaxation. Each time your mind thinks of something else bring it back to focus on the meditation. Concentrating on your breathing is one way to help keep your mind clear.

                                  Meditation gets easier and easier to do the more you do it. As you train your mind to relax it will simplify the meditation process. Continue to practice meditation even if you don’t feel its full effects. Soon you will be able to feel total relaxation and calm through meditation. Set aside time each week to meditate. Meditation will help to keep you centered and focused and will create a calm and peaceful life.

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