With all we go through in a given day, its no wonder more people are seeking out a way to reset to take it all in. It takes a toll on our bodies, our souls, and our minds. Meditation for beginners and seasoned people is most encouraged to deal with this.
The purpose of meditation is to clear your mind and practice being aware of the present moment. It helps you calm your mind, de-stress and find inner peace and balance, as well as improve your focus, your metabolism, and your sleep. It can also increase your productivity, creativity, intuition, and happiness, and reduce aging, boost your immune system, and add incredible value to your overall well-being. Here is a basic guided meditation for beginners step by step.
Guided Meditation For Beginners
1. Seek a quiet, peaceful environment to meditate. Whether the duration of your meditation lasts five minutes or an hour, ensure that you find a place where you’ll be undisturbed for a long period of time.
2. Sit in a comfortable position. Sit cross-legged or with your feet flat on the ground. Make sure your back is straight, but not too tense.
3. Close your eyes and start to breathe slowly and deeply. Your mind should follow the breath of the breath going in and out of your nose. If you notice yourself drifting off into your thoughts, simply bring your focus back to your breath.
4. The goal is to enter the “gap” – the space where you’re aware of yourself and what’s around you, but your mind is actually not thinking anything. This awareness is your CONSCIOUSNESS. It’s your soul.
5. Start small. Try meditating for 5 minutes a day, and you can build from there.
6. Find a time in the day where you can incorporate meditation into your daily routine.
7. You can put on some relaxing music or sounds of nature while you meditate.
8. If you want to get more advanced, you can incorporate a MUDRA (or hand pose). Some examples include: PALMS UP (receive energy), PALMS DOWN (feel grounded), COSMIC MUDRA (provides calming energy for deep contemplation and reflection), GYAN MUDRA (generated knowledge, wisdom, creativity or calm), SHUNI MUDRA (symbolizes patience and discipline), SURYA RAVI MUDRA (represents energy and health), BUDDHI MUDRA (symbolizes communication and openness).
9. Finally, check out these amazing books for guided meditation for beginners if you are now getting started in meditation. They will teach you how to make meditation a regular practice in your life that doesn’t have to be difficult. In just a few short days you will be able to take control of your thoughts and reduce stress, improve your physical and mental health and maximize your ability to focus and become more productive in your life.
In today’s world, it’s hard to prioritize your daily schedule for meditation. Families to take care off, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. But no matter who you are, and what place you are in your life, you have to live with yourself. You should be one of the most important people in your life. Always remember: take some time for your peace of mind.