By providing easy-to-use practical solutions, this article will help men and women to master the art of meditation for beginners.
A lot of men and women tend to shy away from meditation only because in the start, it can seem a little bit complicated to master the techniques needed. On the other hand, instead of trying to perfect the techniques in the start, it is a much smarter idea to start with basics.
Guide to Meditation
There're several basics to meditation. The first (and the most important one) one is proper breathing. Breathing should be done by taking deep and long breaths. Even though it may sound simple, it's quite tricky. Clearing the mind is one other must for meditation. Clearing the mind can have its share of challenges as well because some men and women cannot focus enough to keep distractions away.
Finally, a proper meditation posture is a must for the flow of energy that is believed to run through the body during the meditation process. Perhaps the most common posture is to sit while keeping a proper pose. For those who are not used to sitting with a good pose, this may cause for the back to feel uncomfortable.
Relaxation Visualization - Basic Beginners' Meditation
For this type of meditation, one should not be concerned about the techniques mentioned above. If not comfy enough sitting, one should lay down on the back with arms running parallel to the legs. Whenever possible, one should try to get breathing a bit slower. Simply lying down will do the trick.
Instead of attempting to clear the mind, one should think about pleasant things and relaxation that is coming up. It may be something happening that day like curling up on the living room sofa in a soft blanket listening to music or something that is happening in the near future like going on a family vacation, buying a new car, watching the sunrise or warmth of the afternoon sun on this beautiful oriental bench.
It is important to say that what is envisioned in the mind does not matter as long as it is something that brings peace of mind in a stressful and chaotic world. This meditation can last only one or two minutes for an instant stress therapy or a bit longer using it as a good way to wind down and relax before going to bed.
When comfortable with this, then time can be spent on perfecting meditation techniques. This will really improve the meditation experience. It is important to ask what the motivation is for learning meditation. Is it for stress relief? How about bringing much more clarity as well as focus? Meditation can also be used to speed up the healing process.
One should not expect to master any techniques when first beginning. One should start with a simple visualization exercise to begin with, next build up to breathing, pose, and finally, clearing the mind. It is a smart idea to look into some candles and incense or to listen to some meditation music to help create the mood of relaxation. It is important to keep it simple at start then work your way up.
Meditation for beginners is all about getting the right things done effectively and simply, bringing more focus as well as personal success into everyday lives.