Meditation is Fitness to the brain. It has many benefits and at the same time, it is not easy without practice and patience. You might have noticed the people who claim to do meditation sit for hours together without distraction.
It is said that during meditation you should have an empty mind. But for a beginner, it is a very difficult task. A beginner can start meditation by doing concentration meditation.
You have to focus on a single point. You can follow your breath, repeat a single word or Mantra, keep staring at a candle flame, listen to a repetitive gong, and counting beads on a Mala. As a beginner, anybody can concentrate only on a few minutes.
In this kind of meditation, you refocus your awareness on the object you have chosen. You do not focus on random thoughts and simply let everything go. Under this meditation, your concentration improves.
Under this meditation, the practitioner must observe thoughts as a day coming to the mind. The aim behind this meditation is not to get involved with thoughts or judge them but simply to be aware of them. This will make the practitioner more aware of human tendencies and can quickly judge any experience is bad or good. By practicing this the inner balance develops.
Benefits of meditation
Doing meditation over a period of time can help to relief from stress, anxiety, and unnecessary thoughts.
Meditation tips for beginners
Preparing for meditation
When you are an absolute beginner for meditation, you have to think about what you want to achieve. There are varied purposes for people coming into meditation. They include improvement of creativity, help visualize the goal, quite their inner charter or make a spiritual connection. Apart from all these goals, if you really need some time to be spent happily without any worries being in your body you have to meditate. Meditation is all about relaxing and not getting cut into the everyday anxieties.
Find the destruction free area
Another important feature for a beginner is to have a quiet environment without any distractions. Off the TV or radio and even close the windows to avoid the street noise. For a better Ambience, you can use a scented candle, a bouquet of flowers or incense. You can also them or turn out the lights to concentrate better.
Wear comfortable clothes
Avoid jeans or tight pants. You can opt for clothes that are loose and breathable. Your close should not be irritating you while you meditate. It should not be a factor of distraction.
Choose a comfortable time
You meditate to relax and forget the anxiety. You have to choose a time when you are most comfortable. At that time you should be able to calm down yourself. As a beginner, it is very hard to concentrate so that there should be no factor that disturbs you. Choose a time when there is no noise. You can choose the early morning.
Have a timer
You can always have a timer beside you. It will help you to have a long meditation session. You do not have to get scared, fearing that are you overdo meditation. And also do not have to break in between to check for the time. You can use a built-in timer. Timers available on many websites, as an app and even on your phone.