You are about to learn that meditation can be simple, enjoyable, and have lasting, cumulative,
positive effects. Below are 5 easy steps for beginners (or anyone) to follow.
Let's get started!
First, you'll want to emotionally prepare yourself. How? Simple realize that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to meditate. Go easy on yourself, you can't mess up.
Find a comfortable position – all you need to remember is to keep your spine
straight (this allows your energy “chi” to flow). You can sit upright in a chair, you can sit on the floor in a cross legged position, or with your legs straight in front of you. You can lie flat on the floor with your knees bent, or not. Just get comfortable!
Bring your heart into it. Again, it's simple. Touch one or both hands to your heart. I like to criss- cross mine over the center of my chest. You can also place one hand on your belly and one hand on your heart. This will help you calm down and get centered.
Do what feels “natural” to you, again , there is no “wrong” way. Just do something.
Take a slow deep breath – then another one. Fill up your belly and then your chest – then do a nice long, slow exhale. You can exhale through your nose or your mouth. Again, do what feels
right for YOU. The point is to get you settled in and relaxed.
Continue focusing on your breath, eyes closed. No need to clear your mental chatter, just observe it and let it be. Do this for 1 minute or 10 minutes, whatever. Just do it!
Now that we've gone through these easy steps of meditation for beginners, watch for more tips and pointers in my future blog posts.
Have you thought about trying a “simple” version of meditation for yourself?