Peace-ful DIY: Meditation For Beginners
Meditation is a practice that can help quiet a busy mind. It can give you a chance to reconnect with yourself, but it can also be difficult to start a meditation routine. For someone new to meditation, the idea of having an ‘empty mind’ can seem unrealistic and daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
With our tips you can dip your toes into the art of meditation and feel good about starting your journey.
Start with Just Two Minutes Per Day
You may think that meditating for only two minutes can’t have any real benefits but practicing for this short duration every day for an entire week will help prime your body and mind to meditate for longer periods of time.
After the first week, lengthen your sessions little by little. Soon enough, you’ll be at ten minutes per day.
Don’t Worry About The “How” & Just Do
People often worry about how to sit and where to sit, but these details aren’t that important. The important part is getting started.
Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit and try meditating for two minutes. You can even pick a different place each day for the first week to optimize the best place for you to meditate going forward.
Pick a Consistent Time
Decide when you want to meditate each day. You don’t need to plan it to the exact minute, but determine if you want to meditate in the mornings or at night, so you can work in some time for meditating into your daily routine.
Count Your Breaths
Once you’re in position, you can focus on your breathing. Count your breaths as you breathe in or out, whichever feels more natural to you. Count to ten and repeat for the full two minutes.
Follow A Guided Meditation
Meditation may not be easy at first, but it doesn’t have to be painful either. Start slow, but start soon. You’ll have the rest of your life to get it right.