Half the job is already done if you actually want to meditate. Most of the time, it only takes honest intention and focus to reap the benefits of meditation. If you are leading a stressful life, where you barely get a few minutes to relax and unwind, meditation holds the key to all your problems. Here is our beginner’s guide to meditation!
You must first of all be convinced you want to do this, and make sure you’re not being pressurized to meditate. It has to be your choice and desire to work on your mind!
You must sit straight - no slouching or leaning against the wall.
Slowly close your eyes when you are sufficiently comfortable.
Focus on your breathing, and gently start taking deep breaths.
Your mind will run wild initially, thinking hundreds of different things at the same time. Let that happen, don’t force yourself to clear your head.
Eventually, as you breathe in and out, your mind will start to relax. Don’t try to latch on to your thoughts, let them slip away.
Pick a mantra that you like and start repeating it over and over again and focus your mind on your breath and the chant.
The mantra will help generate good, positive vibrations and help you feel a lot more calm and happy as you go on.
Do this for as long as it is enjoyable and stop when you feel you can’t do it any more. Set small targets initially - 5-10 minutes should be enough to begin with. Keep increasing the time you sit in meditation as you become more used to the practice.
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