This video presents one of the nicer meditation techniques for beginners that I have seen in a while.
If you are a beginner, or just thinking of taking up meditation, having a teacher guide you through your first sessions can be very helpful. We reccomend Dr. Harlan Kilstein’s excellent Meditation For Beginners course.
If you are not yet ready for that course, perhaps just sit quietly in front of your computer right now, close your eyes, and follow along with this gentle guided meditation.
Meditation Techniques For Beginners
Most people find the first dozen meditation sessions the most challenging. That is normal. The first few times you try anything… it’s bound to feel uncomfortable and a little clumsy. Remember the first times you rode your bike, or drove a car?
Learning this new way to ” drive your mind” as a meditator is just the same.
Here’s a few meditation tips to apply to your meditation techniques for beginners.
We all know how difficult it can be to meditate, especially if you’re a particularly busy or stressed out person. But whether you’re new to meditating, or if you’ve been having some trouble meditating as of late, here are some tips from the Meditation Den that will not only help you meditate, but help you feel more relaxed as well:
1. Be consistent
Try scheduling in some meditation time every day, or even twice a day if your schedule permits. Also, try to meditate early in the morning before you have your coffee rather than late at night or after you get off work as you will tend to be in a quieter and more relaxed state of mind. This may mean you’ll have to wake up a half hour earlier just to meditate, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
2. Listen to instructional CDs or podcasts
There are countless CDs and tapes that are available to purchase that can help provide you with a step by-step process on how to meditate, and you can also check out some podcasts that are available on iTunes as well.
3. Focus on different parts of your body
One of the most effective methods in helping with the meditation process is to focus on the various parts of your body, starting with your toes, feet and legs, and then working your focus up to your torso, chest, neck and forehead.
4. Stretch before meditating
Before you start meditating each day try to stretch beforehand to help loosen your muscles and tendons before you sit for a long period of time. This will force both your body and your mind to become more relaxed and thus make the meditation process incredibly easier.
5. Focus on your breath whenever you get frustrated
If you find yourself starting to get irritable and frustrated when you’re trying to meditate, then be sure to bring your focus back to your breathing to help you feel more centered.
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