I practise and study an ancient yogic meditation called Dhyana Yoga for over 7 years. I know how hard it can be for a beginner to start learning meditation, as I once was a beginner myself, I am going to share my top tips that helped myself get started and helped to develop further in my meditation practice.
Here are my 10 Meditation tips:
Tip 1.Find a meditation that works for you
The first thing you need to do is to try different meditations, to find out which one works best for you. There are many types of meditations like mindfulness meditation, yoga meditation, mantra meditation, transcendental meditation and much more.
Tip 2. Make it a Habit
Try to set a time to meditate at the same time each day.
Tip 3. Start Small
If you are new to meditating start with 2-5 minutes every day, once you feel comfortable, meditate longer for 15 – 45 minutes a day.
Tip 4. Join a meditation class or group
It is easier to meditate with other people, go to a group meditation at least 1 – 2 times a week. You can find groups in your local area or on Meetup.com.
Tip 5. Try guided meditations to start with
If you have tried to meditate without success. You can listen to a voice that is guiding you, some guided meditations will include tranquil meditation music that will help you to relax even more deeply. Once you have meditated for a while, try meditating without guided meditation. You will be able to meditate anywhere without having something external to rely on. Click here >>> – Free guided meditation audio
Tip 6. Focus on a mantra
If you have lots of thoughts in your mind and you find it hard to focus. Repeat silently to yourself a mantra or prayer. Mantras are a simple but powerful technique that uses the breath and the repetition of a mantra to quiet the mind and relax the body. Read the book, Passage Meditation by Eknath Easwaran.
Try So Hum Mantra Meditation, so hum mantra is a simple but powerful technique that uses the in-breath and out-breath with the mantra to help still the mind.
Tip 7. Be in the vibration of love
During your meditation, you can achieve peace and love within yourself if you are in the vibration of love to do this you need to raise your vibration. Learn More – 5 ways to raise your vibration
Tip 8. Create a sacred space
Prepare a scared space, it could be a section in your living room, bedroom or anywhere you can get free of other people, obstructing objects and gives you space and peace needed for the duration of the meditation. Add what you need in the sacred space like a lit candle, incense, flowers, crystals anything that will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Tip 9. Meditate 1 or 2 hours after you eat
It is not a good idea to meditate just after eating a big meal. The body will be heavy, the consciousness will be heavy and your meditation will not be great. It is advisable to meditate on an empty stomach. At least two hours should lapse between your meal and the time that you sit down to meditate.
Tip 10. Sit in an upright posture
Get a comfortable chair with a cushion, it’s important that you are able to sit in a comfortable upright posture that feels natural to you. Sit forward slightly, to avoid leaning against the back of the chair, make sure your back (spine) is straight and your legs are shoulder-width apart, and your feet are flat on the ground and palms are facing up on your lap.
Do you have any meditation tips for beginners? Let me know by leaving a comment below.