A must read article – How to start with meditation

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Hey what’s up everybody, it’s Clark. I’m sure you’ve heard of the term meditation before, you might even have done some research on the many incredible benefits of meditation. Maybe you’ve attempted to meditate several times, but find your mind wandering around after… less than a minute? And gave up. Well, in this article let me take you through the question that I know is on your mind right now (since you’re on this page) – how to start with meditation.

          

You Don’t Meditate, Do You?

 

Meditation can be pretty difficult. Say you’ve put aside an hour, maybe more, just to meditate. And then you start, you close your eyes, and you try to concentrate on the sensation of your breath. But your mind keeps going back to something that’s been bothering you all day. Or random thoughts come to you and they hog your attention. At the end of your ‘meditation’, you feel like you’ve not achieved ANYTHING, you feel the same or even more stressed out than before the session…

But, you’ve heard that meditation is king. That doing it allows you to relax both your mind and body, and release stress, anxiety and worry. That it would lead to a good night’s sleep and then waking up to a day of enhanced focus, heightened creativity and good mood. So you know that you should be meditating.

You may or may not know that experienced meditators could access deeper states of mind and unlock dozens of brain power and health benefits, such as faster learning, intuitive insight, better memory, higher energy levels and improved physical health. Seriously, you should be meditating.

So my advice is, when you first meditate start by having a goal in mind. Yes that’s right. You want a goal for your meditation. Maybe you want better grades in school, to improve your memory, or to be able to master something in a short period of time. Just like in school or at work, you’re more focused when you have a goal in mind, something to aim for, something to work towards.

If you find yourself simply unable to concentrate on the sensation of your breath, then find something else to concentrate on, before switching your attention back to your breath. One thing you can do is imagine yourself already achieving your goal (for instance the goal of your meditation). Believe me, that helps.

When you are just starting out with meditation, put aside an hour or two daily to do it. You’d need that amount of time to do some actual meditation, at least. And you might need to meditate a few weeks before you notice any incredible benefits. Meditation is hard work, at least initially. And sometimes, the results seem to take forever to come. So be patient and employ the right methods.

One thing I realized is that the more frequent I meditate, the easier it becomes and the faster the results arrive.

 

Breathing Meditation Techniques

 

Here’s an article I wrote on breathing meditation. This was how I first meditated. I would recommend this form of meditation if you’re new and just starting out.

 

That’s all from me today. Please share if you find this useful, and if you have any questions or comments please let me know below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you very much for reading!


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