If you increasingly find yourself feeling disconnected or stressed out from the pressures of modern day life, delving into the world of meditation can change your everyday life for the better. To discover a beginner’s guide to meditation, simply continue reading.
The benefits of meditation:
Does meditation make you smarter? Yes, as meditation teaches you how to be more present and aware of your thoughts and your mind, practicing meditation on a daily basis can make you smarter as well as more balanced and stress free. For this reason it’s a great idea to meditate before going to work or school or before giving an important presentation or going to a job interview.
Find a quiet, secluded spot to meditate:
Many newbies find that the ideal place to meditate is in their beds. As your bed is a comfortable place to lie down for a meditation session and you might find it easier to slip into a calm, meditative state underneath a cozy blanket. Other individuals may find that it’s easy to meditate on a picnic blanket or yoga mat outside in nature. Just be sure to select a quiet, peaceful spot to meditate where you are unlikely to be distracted by loud noises. If your neighborhood is noisy, you may want to drive to a beach or local park to meditate instead.
Experiment with using music in your meditation sessions:
If you find silence unsettling, don’t worry as contrary to popular belief you don’t have to sit in complete silence for an hour in order to calm your mind, connect your mind, body and spirit and to engage in a restoring meditation session. Many individuals benefit from meditating to instrumental music or white noise such as the noise of waves crashing onto the ocean or a waterfall. If you’re in need of relaxing music for your meditation sessions, there’s no need to look further than YouTube or Spotify, where you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Experiment with singing bowls:
If you get into meditation for the long term, you may want to invest in a singing bowl which you’ll be able to play during your meditation sessions. Each meditation bowl relates to a different chakra such as your heart charka and throat charka and so it’s best to purchase a singing bowl that will help you activate the chakra which you are currently wanting to work on.
Listen to guided meditations:
As a newbie if you find it difficult to plan out your meditation sessions, you may want to start off with listening to guided meditation sessions. As even if you prefer silence, listening to guided meditation sessions when you’re first starting out will teach you the basics of how you can run your own sessions. If the first person whose guided meditation you listen to has a voice which you don’t feel comforted by or get a bad vibe from, simply search for alternative guides.
So if you believe that mediation has the power to change your life and to make you feel more connected and less stressed out, it’s well worth planning your very first session in a quiet space.