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Learn how to Meditate


Meditation relaxes the mind and calms the body. Read on for some simple steps on how to meditate.


Many people practice meditation on a daily basis. Individuals who meditate often claim that it helps them deal with stress and allows them to focus on other tasks. Meditation is effective when practiced successfully but can also become frustrating when a person is unable to meditate properly. To improve your ability to meditate, here are a few guidelines.


Pick a Good Location

This may seem like a small step but is an important aspect of meditation. Find a quiet place to meditate. Ideally, you should have a room that you can use solely to meditate. If you live in an apartment or a small house though, this may not be possible. If you have space constraints, consider using a small area of your bedroom to meditate, preferably a corner that is free from clutter. You can designate this area as your meditation corner.

Sometimes, you may not be able to have a completely peaceful atmosphere when you meditate. If you want, you can play some music to help you meditate better. Choose something soft and soothing. The music should not hamper your meditation in any way. There are many CDs available that are specially compiled with meditative songs.


Try to Relax

When you meditate, you have to switch off from all thoughts. This is easier said than done. For this purpose, choose a time that is convenient to you and you know you will not be disturbed by anyone in your household. Most people find that the best time to meditate is right after waking up in the morning.

Alternatively, you may want to meditate after you come home from work. However, you may still be thinking about your workday and may have difficulty concentrating. You will require some practice before you can make a smooth transition from your normal routine to emptying your mind of all thoughts.

Being relaxed is a preliminary step in meditation. You do not need to do anything special to relax. When you sit down to meditate, remind yourself that you will not think about anything for the next few minutes. Then, slowly relax your muscles and try to imagine the tension draining away from them. As you relax physically, let go of all your thoughts and just be aware of the present.


Have the Right Posture

Posture is an essential part of meditating. The best posture for meditation is to sit cross-legged with a straight back. You can lie down if you want but this posture is more likely to make you feel sleepy while meditating. In addition, do not eat a heavy meal before you meditate. Eating a large amount makes you lethargic and causes you to feel sleepy. If you must eat, a light snack of some fruit is enough.

Many people believe that having a bath before meditating is more effective. You can have a shower and put on some loose cotton clothing to make your body feel comfortable. The more comfortable you are, the easier it is for you to begin meditating.


Calm Your Mind

Meditation involves silencing your mind so that you can aware of how your thought processes work. Silencing the mind is one of the most difficult parts of meditation. This is because the mind is used to constantly receiving and processing information. Only when your mind is completely quiet can you begin to delve deep into your soul and discover your true self. This is a form of expanding your consciousness.


Meditation is beneficial when it is done properly. If you are learning to meditate, remember that it is not always smooth sailing. Overcoming your difficulties is also a part of meditation. The key is to not get disheartened and keep persevering.

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