Best Meditation Techniques Beginners Should Try!
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