Meditation for Beginners
you have heard all about the healthy benefits of meditation and you
have been anxious to give it a try.
you even have friends or family members who meditate regularly and
have been urging you to give it a try.
it is true that meditation can provide many positive benefits to your
mental, physical and spiritual well being.
also true that the world of meditation can sometimes to overwhelming
and intimidating to newcomers.
not have to be that way, however. With just a little planning and
some good tips, it is possible to jump right in and start enjoying
the healthy benefits of regular meditation. The key is to get off
on the right foot. Many individuals give up on meditation after a
few unsuccessful attempts, wrongly assuming that they will simply
be unable to meditate.
truth is that anyone can meditate, but it is important to see
the right mood, and to practice.
people think that meditation requires no practice, but no person can
be an expert at a new activity right away. You would never try to
play a piano recital after sitting at the piano for an hour. It would
be just as big a mistake to assume you can be expert in meditation
after only a few sessions.
there is plenty of help available to allow beginners to learn how
to meditate. There are of course many books, magazines and other publications,
and to this can be added the electronic options of the Internet and
various newsgroups devoted to the practice. The best meditation advice
often comes from those who already meditate regularly, whether they
be friends, family members or members of your favorite meditation
newsgroup. The key is to start slowly, not give up, and to build your
meditation skills over time.
new to the practice of meditation, it is often helpful to set aside
a room, or part of a room, as your "meditation space." Setting
aside a special place just for meditation will help you get into a
relaxed and receptive mood, making it much easier to meditate. Ideally
the spot you select should be as isolated and as quiet as possible.
It may not always be possible to achieve total solitude and total
quiet, but it is important to choose the area of the home with the
also a good idea to surround your meditation chamber with relaxing
items like scented oils, aromatherapy items, soothing candles or incense.
Each person will want to stock the meditation area with different
items; the key is to use those items that are special and meaningful
of the meditation area is also of great importance. Decorating a room
or part of a room for meditation does not have to be expensive, but
it is important to create a comfortable space in which to meditate.
That comfortable space can be something as simple as a comfortable
yoga mat, or even a soft and snuggly blanket. The key is to devote
these comfort items to your meditation space, and to use them only
for meditation purposes.
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