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Free Help with Meditation

Updated on March 18, 2014

Meditation Help

Let me help you on your meditation journey though a variety of photos, videos and aids to help you learn the art of meditation.

Meditation isn't always easy to learn. However, there are many ways to enhance your meditation.

I know for myself, I prefer a meditation video to help clear my mind and allow me to relax. Otherwise, I can't focus well enough for the meditation to do any good.

Image by Klaus Rettich at Wikimedia Commons.

Relaxing Nature Meditation

The good news is you don't have to run out and buy any DVDs to get some meditation videos. There are plenty of free ones on sites like youtube. I like this one because the music and nature sounds are so peaceful. Go ahead and give it a try. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths and just allow yourself to go with it. It's a wonderful way to refresh yourself.

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Mandala Meditation

Some people enjoy looking at a mandala during meditation. They use the mandala as the source of the meditation. Here's one you can try. Take your time and really study the image.

Mandala photo by buddhismus at Wikimedia Commons.

Image Meditation

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Sometimes looking at a simple image can aid in meditation. I recommend nature scenes. Here's one of a beautiful waterfall. Try envisioning being there in person and enjoying the sights and sounds of it.

Waterfall photo by phillwatson at morgueFile.

Fire Meditation

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Fire is another image that people enjoy looking at during a meditation. Think about how warm and cozy a fire in the fireplace is and how relaxing it can be. Try meditating on this fireplace image.

Fire photo by aiana at morgueFile.

Meditation Mat

Meditation Mat; Zabuton (royal blue)
Meditation Mat; Zabuton (royal blue)

Be sure to be comfortable when meditating. I would recommend a good meditation mat. The more comfortable you are, the easier it will be for you to meditate. I know some people prefer the color black, but as blue is my favorite color, this mat would be the most appealing to me.

 

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Guided Meditation for Beginners

I am lousy at just trying to meditate by myself. What works for me are guided meditations. This way I can focus on someone else's voice, which keeps my mind from wandering. Here is a video made especially for beginning meditators.

Meditation Candles

I love candles. I find them very relaxing, not to mention pretty. They help to create a nice atmosphere for a meditation. You can use them for decor or use one as the focus of a meditation. Here are some lovely ones to choose from that are for meditation.

Meditation for Healing

Meditation is used for a variety of reasons. A popular way is for healing. This can be in the form of physical healing, as well as emotional healing. Some people meditate for healing of others or even for things like healing the world. Here's a guided healing video.

Guided Chakra Mediatation

Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body. Another popular type of meditation is on the chakras. Here is a guided meditation on the heart chakra, which is associated with love.

Best Meditation Book

Meditation For Dummies (Book and CD edition)
Meditation For Dummies (Book and CD edition)

If you're just getting started with meditating, I highly recommend this book. It covers a little of everything having to do with meditation. It's been such a wealth of information for me.

 

Meditation Incense

Another way to enhance a meditation is through the senses. The aroma of incense helps some people to enjoy a peaceful meditation. I happen to love incense. It just makes me feel so relaxed.

Meditation Tip

Take your time when learning to meditate. It's a process that takes practice. Hopefully you have found some useful tools here to help you get started.

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Meditation makes me much more creative! Nice lens.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @DeborahDian: It's a wonderful way to clear our minds.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love meditation. I think it enhances our lives!

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      I'm amused you recommend the "Dummies" book. I was wondering what you would recommend for learning when I first clicked on the lens. I'll have to look into it, thanks.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @cmadden: Thanks.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: It really is.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: Good advice.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Great meditation tips!

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      makign the time for meditation is the hard thing - but it is worth it.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Focus on only 1 thing only

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      Felicitas 4 years ago

      What a great lens. Some of the images on your videos are so magical, I don't want to close my eyes. Absolutely enchanting! I have meditated in the past and still do it off and on. I think that my problem is, I don't keep it up long enough to learn how to keep my mind focused.

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      I have meditated before but just don't have the discipline to keep it up. There is always an excuse to keep putting it off!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      It's the most wonderful way to relax. I've done it a few times and loved the experience. Great lens.

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      Bubbajuju 4 years ago

      This is what I need, more meditation and less running around. More breathing. Great article.

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      MiaMusement 4 years ago

      I think this is a GREAT lens, and I'm really surprised it hasn't been more successful for you.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      I spent a year in meditation throughout 2007 - then "I" was illuminated, the ego fell away and true life began. Now I meditate only as needed to clear exposure to the lower levels of consciousness.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I know how to do meditation. There are some styles and techniques of meditation. One can start meditation by walking around and thinking the foot step reactions. I liked this lens, absolutely great lens for those who want to start mediation for the first time. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have been meditating since I was a teen and it really does become a natural thing to do. :)

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      Ardyn25 4 years ago

      For myself the only way I am able to be successful at it is meditating in the morning and the evening without fail. If I slack off even a bit, its to hard to get back to it. This was interesting and I like the guided meditations and photos.

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      vinodkpillai lm 4 years ago

      I think earmarking the time for meditation and making it a regular habit is important. I liked this lens. Thanks

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      I've always wanted to learn how to meditate. Thanks for this lense.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      some useful meditation techniques here. thanks for sharing

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      I need to remember to come back to this :) It's a wonder why I don't make time for meditation being the proponent that I am ;)

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      damijan 5 years ago

      Those Relaxing Nature Meditation sounds give me chills every time I listen to them :D

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      nolinel lm 5 years ago

      I think this is a great lens. I really like your fire meditation picture.

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      One can find a 'quite place" at work and meditate...I use part of my lunch break to meditate and it helps me to cope with normal stresses( what I call normal) that are job related. Excellent resources for beginners and seasoned practitioners of the art.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      I have tried meditation before but I think I need to relax more.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      I've never tried, my level of relaxation is zero!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Thanks for all of your comments!

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      Joycevoice 5 years ago

      The fire meditation seems very calming. I love to just look at the fire.

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      David Dove 5 years ago

      Terrific lens, thank you

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      sorana lm 5 years ago

      I like to meditate especialy at the beach. I love the motion of the water. No tips; your lens is beautiful.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Meditation helps me a lot in dealing with every day life.

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      Holysheepskin LM 5 years ago

      I always thought to meditate meant you had to think of nothing, totally srtill your mind, but it makes sense that meditation can be just about being in the moment, and trying to keep your mind from drifting, and stay focused on that moment. Really enjoyed your lens!

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      ben10ten lm 5 years ago

      Any good meditation albums you recommend? Preferably soft music without lyrics. Great Lens.

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      ben10ten lm 5 years ago

      Any good meditation albums you recommend? Preferably soft music without lyrics. Great Lens.

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      I want to master it!

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      okrina 5 years ago

      what a nice idea. Meditation!:) am trying to learn in. :)

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      okrina 5 years ago

      what a nice idea. Meditation!:) am trying to learn in. :)

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Very nice Lens and soothing too. Thanks for leading us to meditation and peace.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Nicely done lens. My only tip is that meditating every day seems important for me, even if it's only for 5 minutes - though, of course, longer is better.

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      Aquavel 5 years ago

      No tip. Beautiful meditation lens! Never thought of gazing at a fire or flame as a meditative tool but after reading your lens, I realize it's as natural as looking at ocean waves, waterfalls or ripples in a pond. Made me think of the many times that people are in a meditative state without realizing it, myself including. And music & art are wonderful meditative enhancements. Enjoyed the vids too!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      I don't know about a tip.. all I know is that it does make me feel better when I do it and I don't know why I don't do it more. I must so thanks for that reminder! Thumbs up and angel blessed.

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      lftypjk900 5 years ago

      i really like your lens, it very soothing! Makes me want to try meditation! Where do I find the time?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I enjoy my morning mediation especially as it helps me keep a sane mind throughout the day!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Don't have any tips of my own... not enough of an expert to do so. Wonderful work on this lens, though. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      I've done some guided meditation in the past. I really enjoy Andrew Wile for both his dietary advice as well as overall health.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Nice lens. I'm meditating regularly so I can appreciate the thought!