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Meditation For Beginners

There’s a lot of research that shows the benefits of daily meditation. From reducing stress and anxiety to improving sleep and mental health practicing daily meditation has amazing benefits. When I meditate it keeps my mind calm and my thoughts focused and organized. It’s something that I practice regularly, whether I’m walking or sitting it’s a great way to unwind and discover yourself. If you’re new to the practice or thinking about starting here’s a quick guide to meditation for beginners.

You’ll need to pick a time of day and a place to dedicate to meditation. When I first started meditating, I would meditate at night before bed, it was the only place where I could breathe and relax fully. Contrary to popular belief it’s not bad to fall asleep during meditation. It’s normal and the more you do it the less tired you need to be during it and the more you’ll focus on whatever you decide to dedicate your meditation practice to. The most important thing is finding a space where you can relax and won’t be bothered.

Once you find a time, and place to get comfortable, you’ll be there for a while. Start first by focusing your eye on one particular spot it can be a spot on the wall, or a chair, something that you can fixate on easily.

Now start taking slow deep breaths. Do this about 5 times, counting in for 10 then out for 10. You can now close your eyes while you begin to focus on your breathing. It’s ok if your mind begins to wonder if it starts to drift off just go back to your breathing.

You can meditate for as long as you like. When you’re ready to end your practice bring your mind back to your breath. Take a few more deep breaths and then on the exhale, open your eyes.

When you first start meditating focus on calming your mind and having clear thoughts. Once you get that down, then you can advance on to focusing on specific things and manifestations. The main point of mediation is to slow your thoughts and connect with yourself. Focus on finding your inner power then advanance. 

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