Six tips for beginning meditators
First things first: if you want to meditate, just do it. There are no rules, no right and no wrong. Rather, meditation requires a willingness not to want too much and not to take your own thoughts too seriously. Rather enjoy the conscious break from everyday life - these six tips will help you!
1. Find a quiet place
A quiet place where you feel comfortable is a great help, especially for beginners in meditation. A special meditation cushion, a candle or flowers help to make this place special and put you in a meditative mood. It is also helpful to always meditate in the same place.
2. Start with small meditation sessions
Better short and relaxed than long and stressed. It is counterproductive full of motivation as a beginner to book a two-day seminar to learn to meditate. The key is regular repetition. For example, start with just seven minutes a day and slowly increase to ten minutes or more.
3. Make meditation a routine
If you meditate regularly at a certain time, you make your practice routine and your mind can calm down more quickly. You may discover that the morning is the easiest time to attain and maintain the thoughtless state. The day begins with inner silence, which accompanies you throughout your everyday life. In the evening before going to bed, meditation helps you review the day.
4. Sit comfortably and upright
The most common posture for meditation is the upright seat, where the groins feel open and the spine is erect. Whether you go into the lotus position or sit on a chair is secondary. It is important that the position is comfortable for you. You can also meditate lying down - as long as you don't doze off.
5. Find your meditation technique
There are many meditation techniques: from focusing on your breathing to repeating mantras. It is best to test different methods for yourself and see which one works best for you. For example, you can find audio instructions for a classic yoga meditation on our blog.
6. Stay on the ball
They say patience is like a muscle that you can train. So stay tuned and try to meditate daily for a longer period of time. At some point you won't want to miss it anymore.
Finally, a tip:
Meditate in everyday life too and train your concentration by consciously engaging in the moment. You could start right now!
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