How to meditate for beginners
This is a HUGE question… in this video I will give you a few ideas on how you can meditate, and where you can meditate. Also, I will share with you how you can get your free meditations each month – without paying a single penny. Trust me on this one. 🙂
Meditation is open to everyone. This is not some new fad and in fact has been around for thousands of years. Meditation has been scientifically proven to assist those with anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and even those with chronic illness and disease.
Please note that I’m not condoning in any way to come off any medications you may be on, but rather meditation can be a useful tool in conjunction with your MD orders.
There are many ways to meditate as I’ve stated and this is just one way. Take a moment to watch the video now, or simply read on…
I sit in a chair, close my eyes, and begin to focus on my breathing. I start off by taking two deep breaths – in through the nose and exhale out the mouth… nice slow deep breaths. Let it all go.
I then allow the breath to turn into a natural rhythm. Still continue to breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. now whilst you are doing this, it will be normal for you that thoughts will come and go in your mind. This is OK. Allow it to happen. Don’t try and fight off these thoughts as this just defeats the purpose of meditation. Simply do this… if you see a thought or pictures in your mind arising, simply see them for what they are, and then blow them out on your exhaling breath. Actually see the thought being blown away. If it doesn’t go the first time, then continue your breathing and once again, allow the thought to let go on your outward breath, and continue then to focus on your breathing. It really is that simple. The trick is not to get too hung up if you dont experience peace within the first few weeks. It may not happen. This is OK. Remember meditation is a practice and takes practice! The more you do it, the better you will get at it, and the less these thoughts will come. And if they do, you simply let them go.
I’ve been meditating for years now, and still, yes these thoughts come and go. And I allow it to happen. It’s OK. It’s all a part of the letting go process. Once they go, you are left with moments of space. Moments of being totally in the present moment – spaces of nothingness. It’s truly a wonderful place to be. BUT don’t strive to be in this place. It will happen in its own course. Meditation is NOT about striving for anything. It is simply about being. Being in the moment.
Now you can even meditate at the shopping center! Yes, this is the truth – and I do this even now. Here’s how. You know when you are waiting at the checkout and there is a line up? The line is moving VERY slowly and you are getting frustrated right? You know the story here. Well, I have since turned this around and use this now to my advantage – I begin to focus on my breathing and enjoy the process of blowing out the frustrations and instead rejoice in having time to quieten my mind. It’s brilliant. And before you know it, you are being served and you will really WANT to thank the person at the checkout for the long wait. You’ve had time to wind down and have an awesome meditation. Just focus on your breathing in and out, clear your mind and let go. I now do this at shopping centres, banks, and even waiting for the traffic lights to turn green. No more frustrations, only thank yous!
I hope this will assist in your quest in how to meditate for beginners.