How to Meditate for Beginners

So, you’re interested in meditation. Many people are and ask me how to get started. I have been practicing meditation and mindfulness in some form since my early teens, then I took a deeper dive after divorce.

Benefits of Meditation:

  • Eases anxiety
  • Sharpens awareness of emotions
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Improves breathing and blood flow
  • Strengthens the brain

In our loud, fast-paced society, most are unaccustomed to being alone in the quiet. Maybe this idea seems overwhelming, perhaps scary. When just beginning a meditation practice, I recommend small increments that gradually increase with experience. There is a reason it is called a practice.

Start Small

Find a quiet place to sit or lay still. Set a timer for two minutes. Breath in through your nose for 4-counts and out your mouth for 6-counts, focusing on your breath. If this is easy, repeat for two more minutes.

Don’t worry if your thoughts wander. When this happens, return to focusing on your breathing.

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is an excellent way to learn how to meditate. My current go-to is Relax with Yogi Byran – found on most platforms.

I prefer early morning meditation but anytime is a good time. However, be warned; you may fall asleep and experience the best rest of your life. And lastly,

The Number One Reason to Meditate:

To go inside and listen to the soul speak.

For more on meditation and spiritual growth visit: Grow Spiritually Stronger Every Morning with Meditation.

Thank you for visiting The Jar! ✨ Let me know if the comments how meditation has helped you on your journey.

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