Best Meditation Techniques Beginners Should Try!

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Best Meditation Techniques Beginners Should Try!

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If you’re anything like me when I first started looking at meditation, I looked into it because some of the things I was doing just wasn’t working anymore. Whether it be an illness, trauma,or depression there are many reasons people turn to meditation to cope with everyday life. For me it was being hospitalized with meningitis that caused me to start to question my life. It wasn’t that I hadn’t been successful in areas of life. I served honorably as a US Marine, I also served honorably in the US Navy Reserves. Afterwards I completed a four year apprenticeship program for electricians. And I made ok money but these jobs were really tough on my body.

The problem was is I would just get up and go. I was like a robot doing what I had to do. When meningitis hit me like a brick to the face I had to finally accept the fact that I was not perfect. My body and mind had their limits and I had to find something to accept the fact that my life had changed and I needed to be able to adapt. I went through some programs for meditation and spirituality as well as mindfulness tips and saw the light that lifted many of these feelings of failure.

The tips I list below are pretty basic. They aren’t too over the top and perfect for the newbie looking into meditation. I hope they can help you.

Meditation Tips For You That Are Easy

1 Probably the best thing to do to get started is to find a space for your meditation. It doesn’t have to be a large space, in fact a small room is good enough for me. I use a computer or a tablet to play music through a small set of speakers on my desk and this works well. I also have a yoga mat which cost about $10.00 through Amazon. It’s all you need to do some basic yoga meditating exercises. Here is a good morning yoga meditation video to get you started. This is a cheap way to begin to not only get a morning stretch exercise in but to get your head in the right positive space. TAP HERE

2 Music that is easy listening and calming works best for me. In my past life I used to live by that phrase of “Just Do It” which while it’s a good motto, you have to be careful not to over do it! And that’s what I did. Meditation music that is easy to listen to and focus with works much better for me that listening to some old Pantera along with a six pack of beer. I think you will agree, especially if you’re at a stage of life where is less is more. Check out this free meditation music that can help you get into the right zone in your meditation space!  TAP HERE

3 Make a daily schedule for your meditation routine. Now, this is where things can get tricky especially if you tend to procrastinate but it doesn’t have to be. I have an easy routine where in my meditation area I also keep my exercise bike, ride for 15 minutes to get my body warmed up before I do any type of meditation or self hypnosis. And once I finish with my bike I listen to some guided meditation to keep my mind in a positive direction.  Try this 10 minute guided meditation and see if it doesn’t help you. There are plenty more on Utube that are much longer. I listen to this any time of the day to relax and calm down. TAP HERE

Ok, the above are just a few tips that can help you as a beginner. They have worked for me and while they are simple they are effective in setting up your space and getting started. And if you need some tips on how to calm down through meditation take a look at this post I wrote on the subject. TAP HERE

Hopefully these simple tips can help you and I would love to hear your thoughts on meditation and your story as to why you choose to meditate. This can give all of us an opportunity to hear what others do to stay positive, balanced and living in peace and harmony.

To Your Health And Happiness

 

9 comments

  1. Hi David!
    First off, great website. Recently I began looking into meditation as well to help cope with a worsening chronic knee injury. It really does make a difference! My biggest struggle, however, is to make it a daily habit. It’s something I’m constantly reminding myself to do…but after I do it, I always am glad I did. Thanks for the tips!
    Cheers.

    1. You’re welcome Sarah. That’s great you are considering meditation. If anything maybe try some simple stretching exercises to strengthen your knee. I know personally I feel much better if I try to at least do something proactive besides turn to medication to help relieve symptoms of injury. Even little steps make a difference. I usually write when my mind tries to bring in negative thoughts and listen to music. For stress I do some exercises on my exercise bike for just 15 minutes a day when I wake up. It really makes me feel much better throughout the day. Thanks for the great comment and I wish you well in recovery!

  2. Great site
    I have been trying to find something that will let me turn off after work, but will also help my body stay in shape ! As I’m reaching 53 yrs old it has to be sooner rather then later. I tried the 15 minute yoga video you have linked & found it really helpful.
    Cheers.
    I have added your site to my favourites & will follow with interest
    Paul

  3. Nice. 53 isn’t old. I’m 54!You are correct though. We have to find a way to tune off and tune out and I do this through meditation music. Its very therapeutic and can keep you in a better state of mind. Thanks so much for the comment!

  4. Hello David,

    Thank you for your great post! I liked your info regarding a topic I don’t know anything about…. However, I see some similarities to what I do in order to relax. Like you, I always start with some music that I like. It’s not necessarily easy to listen and calming music. I prefer music with a rhythm to accompany my exercises with some dance “elements” ( quick dancing steps or similar). This combination of music and exercising relaxes me.

    Thanks again!
    Looking forward to reading your new blogs and find out more about meditation,
    Vesna

  5. Hi, David! Thanks for sharing!
    Meditation is a great way to relieve stress, anxiety and find more peace in life. It helped me to change my thinking, become calmer and deal with anxiety. It changed my life in more ways than one.
    I also published some articles about meditation for my stress relief blog: https://howtoreducestressnaturally.com/2017/05/22/does-meditation-reduce-stress/
    I try to meditate every day, and I still consider myself a beginner. 🙂 I chose to meditate because I saw this as an option to heal myself and get better.
    Great tips! Thanks!
    I like your site. 🙂
    Best wishes!
    Linda

  6. Hi David,
    I really like your site.
    I see meditation as a way of getting in touch with your subconscious mind and leaving the conscious mind behind.
    This can be achieved in many ways and those who have studied hypnotherapy in depth have many ways to do this as well. I have only scratched the surface of all this, but find it very interesting.
    Thank you David.
    All the best
    Leif

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