Benefits of Meditating – Guide For Beginners

So what is meditation, how will meditation benefit me and why should I even do it? You may have heard about meditation and the wonderful impact it can have on your life, but do you really know how to start ? Well you are not alone.

Meditating is a form of relaxation that can calm your mind, body and spirit. When you silence the mind your awareness is peaked and you can experience inner peace in the midst of confusion. This inner peace is what attracts a lot of people to meditate or do yoga. Everyone can do it and anyone who attempts this relaxation therapy can benefit from it.

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When I first began meditating it was not an easy task. I would sit there with my eyes closed trying to stay focused on the breathe, however, I was constantly thinking about my “To Do” list. Yikes, how am I ever going to master this practice. However, with anything in life it takes time and patience.  I have finally mastered the craft and I make meditation as part of my morning routine.

I love the silence in the morning before the day begins. Some days it can be a real struggle to calm the mind, while other times it is truly effortless. But at the end of the day, it’s worth it. It can help calm your mind and make your goals more attainable instead of being overwhelmed by your “To Do” list.

Benefits of Meditating

There are so many benefits to meditating and research has shown that meditation is a simple way to balance your physical, mental and emotional state.

Meditation has now become mainstream and many professionals, celebrities and business people practice this method to relax, reduce stress and anxiety and live a more happy and meaningful life.
Below are some of the many benefits meditation can provide if practiced on a regular basis.

  • Improved Concentration
  • Promotes Inner Peace and Calmness
  • Helps control your own thoughts
  • Helps with focus and concentration
  • Increases your creativity
  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  • Helps with emotional stability
  • Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
  • Helps you live in the present moment
  • Creates a deeper relationship with your God
  • Develops will power
  • Helps to produce emotional balance
  • Creates a deeper level of spiritual relaxation

If you want to reduce your stress and anxiety then the benefits of meditation can provide you a life that is peaceful, happy and relaxed.

The best part about meditating is there is no equipment required and it is easy to do.  So let’s begin by performing a simple meditation routine.

Beginners Meditation

Set The Scene.Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. You can sit in a traditional cross-legged posture or any position which makes you feel comfortable. The goal is to keep your back straight and your mind focused to prevent any sluggish or sleepy feeling.

Set a Time.  Have a specific ending time, (set an alarm on your phone) it will be a lot easier to let go and relax into your meditation. If by chance you fall asleep while practicing, the alarm will wake you up and keep you on tract from missing scheduled appointments.

Begin Breathing. Begin by taking slow deep breaths and notice the rhythm of your breathing. Relax your shoulders, your jawbone and breathe deeply.

You will notice your breathing becomes calm, more regular and shallower. With every breath inhale peace and feel the serenity it creates. When you exhale, imagine all your restlessness and negative emotions disappearing.  Let it Go and Let it Flow.

Focus on Breath.  Let the awareness of your breath keep you anchored in the present moment. Do not allow yourself to be disturbed by external sounds, just leave them aside and focus on your breath. As thoughts come up, recognize them, and let them flow.

Always direct your attention to your breathing and cultivate a stillness with your body, mind and breath. If you can keep the mind empty, even for a couple of minutes, you will feel more relaxed and peaceful. With practice you will perfect this technique.

The power of spending even a few minutes a day connecting with your body and your mind can produce peace and tranquility. In a world where most of our time is spent focusing on external activities, taking even a few minutes to reconnect with our internal feelings can help calm the mind and relax your body.

It can be practiced anywhere at any time and it only takes about 15 – 20 minutes per day. Are you ready for a life of peace? Then meditation is the name of the game!

Remember to always take you time and be patient with yourself when you begin any new routine or activity. Relaxing, removing obstacles and overcoming fear can provide you serenity to begin this wonderful practice. These mini courses below can help you achieve the mood and ambiance to set the tone.

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