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How to Meditate Instructions

Updated on April 19, 2011

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If you don't know yet, this is your chance!

So, to start with, let us enlighten ourselves a little bit on principles of meditation as a whole.

So, to start with, let us enlighten ourselves a little bit on principles of meditation as a whole.

Meditation, to a lot of people can mean a lot of different things, based on a lot of different perspectives, based on a lot of different habits and lifestyle. To someone it can be miserable, while some refer it to as a blessing, a spiritual lesson or perhaps a religious act.

Basically the meditation practice is to learn to be present to yourself in the moment without any judgment and without losing yourself in your mind-stories.

Meditation is very simple; however you have to be ready to experience yourself including all the aspects, those which you like, and those which you don’t like about yourself. Everything will become visible. Your breath; that’s a great way to start there. Start focusing on your breath now. When you think you're ready for the next steps (don't worry, there's hardly few basic steps to meditation) read the easy tips below while you continue paying attention to your breath.

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Instructions on How to Meditate - Easy Tips for Beginners

  • It's OK in the beginning - To be frank, everybody goes through this stage. Our minds are bound to wander. When you first start to try to meditate, you will experience total chaos in your mind and you'll feel as if all the forces on earth are have gathered to try to prevent you from keeping calm and silent. Don't be too carried away with it. Speak to your mind, know your heart and come back to the present. Present you're all ready to meditate.
  • Pass your thoughts - In the beginning, your thoughts will be all over the place. You might also notice that knowing or unknowingly, you will get swept away by them. Don't be worried. This is just a part of your meditation. Everybody faces such hurdles in the beginning stages of meditation. It is very simple. Whenever you notice you wandered away, got lost in thinking, that very moment of noticing is presence. So just remain present again, notice your breath.
  • Good Posture - Maintaining a good posture for your meditation is very important. When you're sitting, keep your spine as straight as possible so that you can realize the energy in your body flowing.
  • Slow & Steady progress - You must have heard of the Rabbit and Tortoise race. That's right! Everybody's heard it. But that's what it is with meditation as well. Learning to meditate is not a race, not at all. Still doubtful? OK tell me who you're racing against? Exactly! Nobody. Meditation is all about enjoying the process, not worrying about the outcome, whether you will be able to learn or not and how fast. Practice patience towards yourself and be as free and open as possible when you're meditating.
  • Meditation Books - Meditation books and various meditation guidance materials are also available in the market. Being a general person and providing a general point of view, meditation books are quite helpful. Reading them always takes you way back into the meditation state of mind. Getting guidance from the following meditation books can be really helpful especially for beginners.

Where to Meditate

The Inner Metamorphosis University Chicago is a Meditation Center that offers an inspiring, encouraging and supportive framework for inner inquiry

Best Meditaion Books I have Come Across so far......!!!

The Source of Joy Within
The Source of Joy Within

The Source of Joy Within by Bhashkar Perinchery contains twelve sets of meaningful reminders, practical methods that can be applied in everyday life situations. It is a gentle, joyful, and easygoing approach to self-growth and awareness. The reminders can be practiced without additional time and will help you attune to the silence and joy within yourself.

 

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      justmesuzanne 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Very straightforward! Voted up and useful! :)

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