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Meditation for Beginners: Find Balance and Inner Peace Through Simple Breathing Exercises

Updated on March 3, 2023
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What is meditation?

In our fast-paced, multitasking world, finding a sense of balance and inner peace can be a challenge. Meditation techniques, such as simple breathing exercises, can help you cope with the everyday stressors of life. By taking the time to focus on your breath, you can center yourself and find the peace within.

Meditation is an art form that is often overlooked. However, it doesn't have to be complicated to be effective. In fact, basic meditation techniques are ideal for those just starting out. As you learn to focus your thoughts, you can expand your individual meditation style. With practice and imagination, the possibilities are endless!

Chi Radiates Through You And Everything Around You

Your center is a part of the universal flow of energy.
Your center is a part of the universal flow of energy.

What is your center?

Finding your center is a spiritual journey of understanding the energy within you. It is the connection between your mind, body, and soul. In Chinese medicine, it is referred to as Chi - the universal energy that fills us and the universe around us. Finding your center is a practice of grounding yourself and becoming more in tune with your own self.

Daily meditation can help to bring balance to life and reduce stress. Common signs of an unbalanced life include frequent headaches, loss or gain of appetite, sickness and nausea, confusion, and emotional fluctuations. These things can be avoided through regular meditation, leading to improved mental and physical health and more happiness. What better way is there to live?

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Let's take a look at a simple method you can use today to help ground your center core:

1. Take a few moments to become aware of your breathing.

2. Notice where your breath is traveling in your body.

3. Bring your focus to your center core, the area around your navel.

4. Consciously expand your breath into your center core.

5. Envision a grounding cord of energy extending from your center core, anchoring into the Earth.

6. Allow yourself to feel the support of the Earth beneath you.

7. When your mind starts to wander, gently bring your attention back to your center core.

8. Allow yourself to breathe deeply and focus on your center core for a few moments.

We all need to get away sometimes!

Visit Your Sanctuary

Finding your center doesn't require a physical journey to a faraway locale; it can be a place of solace that you create in your imagination. Your personal sanctuary is a special spot where you can get away from it all. If you're unable to think of a place, find somewhere where there are minimal distractions and privacy. Alternatively, your desk at work can also be a great spot to get centered.

There's help for when we reach wits end.

Meditating to help cut down on the stresses in our lives.
Meditating to help cut down on the stresses in our lives.

Steps To A Simple Meditation:

  • Find your special place
  • Align yourself for success
  • Focus! Focus! Focus!
  • Control your breathing
  • Have confidence in yourself

Posture Is Proper

Meditation is an excellent way to relax and focus the mind. Whether you are sitting or laying down, the posture should be comfortable but not overly relaxed. To sit correctly, align the back and neck, keeping the feet flat on the floor and about shoulder width apart. Rest the palms in the lap, facing upwards. If laying down, rest the arms at the sides with palms facing up or across the abdomen. Taking the time to ensure your posture is correct will help you achieve a deeper meditation.

Find A Focal Point

Finding peace of mind through meditation can be a challenge, but by focusing on pleasant and relaxing thoughts or memories, you can make the most of the few minutes you can spare. Let go of all the negative energies you have accumulated and return to your natural state of tranquility. Doing so can help reduce stress and tension, allowing you to reap the benefits of meditation and gain peace of mind.

Breathe With Purpose

Breathing Is Everything

Close your eyes and relax your jaw and facial muscles. Begin visualizing your energy flowing from your head, to your neck and shoulders through your arms and out through your fingertips - down your legs and on out through your toes as you simultaneously draw in a slow breath through your nose. Breathe in deeply. Count to five as you pull in the air; visualize any tension you feel leaving your body. Hold the breath for another count of five, and exhale slowly through your mouth; again counting to five as you do so. Relax your shoulders and body with each exhale. Do a set of three breaths. Each time remembering to visualize your energy flowing from the top of your head and our through your fingertips and toes. When you become more comfortable with controlling your breathing you may try working towards a ten count breath.

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Allow Yourself To Be Surrounded By Positive Energy

Attract those things you want in your life with positive energy.
Attract those things you want in your life with positive energy.

Quiet Your Disbelief

Whether before, during, between or after each breath you may find it helpful to give yourself positive affirmations. By telling yourself things like, “I am okay,” I can get through this,” Everything will be just fine,” you will begin to align the positive forces of the universe in your favor. A lot of our problems that we face when we are stressed are our own fears. Fear can be a matter of choice. You see, we naturally attract like energy. So if you believe bad things will happen to you then that is surely your fate. If you believe good things will happen to you then they will. By controlling your thoughts you control your attitude, and, ultimately, your life.

Regain Your Inner Balance

Live your life with peace and tranquility.
Live your life with peace and tranquility.

Learn How to Perform a Simple Relaxation Technique Anywhere at Anytime

Do you want to feel more relaxed, happier, and healthier? A simple relaxation technique can help you achieve this in minutes. All you have to do is take a few moments to practice this technique daily when applicable. With a little practice, you'll soon be able to enjoy the benefits of feeling calmer, more content, and physically relaxed.

Here's a step-by-step guide to performing the technique:

Step 1: Find a comfortable spot to sit or lay down, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

Step 2: Focus on the different parts of your body, starting from your toes and working your way up.

Step 3: As you focus on each part of your body, take a few moments to relax the tension in that area.

Step 4: When you've finished focusing on each part of your body, take a few moments to observe and appreciate your relaxed state.

This simple relaxation technique is easy to perform and can have a positive effect on your overall wellbeing. With regular practice, you'll soon see and feel a difference in your life. So, why not give it a try today and start reaping the rewards?

Meditation is a great way to relax and improve your wellbeing. If you're new to meditation, a simple breathing exercise is a great place to start. To begin, find a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Feel the air as it enters and leaves your body. Count each breath as you inhale and exhale. Doing this for a few minutes will help you to become more aware of your body and its sensations.

As you become more comfortable with this exercise, you can begin to explore other forms of meditation such as yoga. These practices can range from light and simple to deep and complex. However, it is important to remain focused and clear about why you are meditating and to not give up on yourself. Meditation is an opportunity to create a life that you want to live.


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