Want to start meditating but don’t know where to begin? Here are some tips to help you out

Are you a novice looking for ways to start meditating? We’ve got some great tips on meditation for beginners to get you started!
Meditation has multiple health benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shreya Gupta Updated: 24 Sep 2020, 16:29 pm IST
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If you haven’t tried meditation earlier, you might find the concept a little odd. Even your mind sometimes resists the idea of calming your thoughts, and it’s completely okay! When you begin meditating, you might feel out of place, but soon after, you’ll adapt to it. Then, it’s only benefits, and benefits galore!

Whether you are starting your meditation journey for better mental or physical health, we’re sure you’ll love the journey ahead. Here are some tips on meditation for beginners to make your experience smooth, easy and enjoyable. 

Tip #1: Choose a time as per your convenience
While many say you should practice meditation first thing in the morning, there’s really no such hard and fast rule. Do what is best and convenient for you. Whether you feel more comfortable in the evening or mornings, make sure you are consistent with your practice. 

Tip #2: Find a comfortable and quiet place
Choose a corner in your home or garden, where you can relax and feel a sense of calm. To begin with, sit in a quiet place, so that you’re not easily distracted. P.S, you can also set up the area in a certain way, so that you feel like meditating every day!

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Tip #3: Sit down comfortably
Use a rug or a soft yoga mat, and sit down comfortably. You can also sit on a chair, but make sure it isn’t uncomfortable. Sitting in an odd position will cause discomfort, and you might not be able to enjoy meditating. 

Meditation for beginners
Meditation can give you the mental bubble you crave. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Tip #4: Take it slow
This is the ultimate hack on meditation for beginners. To begin with, it might be difficult to sit still for 15-20 minutes. So, start with small goals, and then progress slowly and steadily. For a beginner, a couple of minutes is good, but do not force anything on yourself!

Tip #5: Be clear why you want to meditate
While there can be various reasons, being clear why you’re doing what you are doing always helps. Being clear of your intention will help you meditate better, and enjoy the results.

Tip #6: Don’t think ‘how’ to do it, just do it
Many people wonder what is the best way to meditate, but the simple answer is just start doing it. Focus on your breath and thoughts, do not try to resist any and let it flow. Soon enough, you’ll understand how to go about it. However, If you are way too clueless, you can always take help from a guided meditation available online.

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Tip #7: Learn not to worry
Stop worrying about how you should meditate. In the beginning, you can’t be perfect, so just be happy that you’ve begun this practice. If you worry too much about the right way to meditate, then you’ll kill its very purpose. Instead, try and focus on your thoughts. 

Meditation for beginners
Meditation can rewire your brain circuit and help you in better decision making. GIF courtesy: GIPHY.

Tip #8: Find a community
Whether it is a club, an Instagram page or a Facebook group, connecting with like-minded people will help you enjoy meditation even more. You can also find a physical community, where you can meditate together. This will not only make the activity more enjoyable but also more enriching. 

While starting anything is relatively simpler, sticking to it is not. So, start your journey today with this guide on meditation for beginners and follow these tips for great benefits!

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