Learn All about Mindful Meditation and Its Wonderful Benefits

There are numerous different forms of meditation that you can practice. You might think there was just one “right” way, but in fact, there are many techniques for you to try and test out to see which one is the best for you. One of the most popular forms is guided meditation, which is actually a spin-off of mindful meditation, also known as mindfulness.

In a nutshell, the practice of meditation involves passing time in a quietly reflective state of mind. You can focus your thoughts on a single object, on your breathing, or on the soothing sounds of a guided meditation. Whatever the case may be, when you participate in regular meditation, you are likely to experience numerous health benefits, such as decreasing your stress levels and boosting your immune system.

There really is no down side to meditation whatsoever. There are no negative side effects that you need to worry about. Through the practice of mindful meditation, you will be able to clear your mind and allow yourself to focus on what is real and present. A very important component of meditation is living in the moment. Forget about dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Meditation is all about learning to live in the here and now, because that is all that is truly real.

While you are participating in mindful meditation, only allow yourself to reflect on the sensory experiences that are currently happening.

Try not to pay much attention to the thoughts in your head. You should be sitting in a comfortable seated position. You can lie down if you wish, but many people find that they become too sleepy and will actually fall asleep if they get too comfortable.

It is also recommended that you close your eyes, although this really is a matter of personal preference. Focus on your breathing. Listen to the sound that each breath makes as you draw it in and release it back out. Notice how your chest and lungs feel as they expand and contract.

During the process of mindful meditation, if a distracting thought does enter into your mind, simply imagine it floating away down a tranquil river. Acknowledge that you had the thought but then immediately release it and allow it to float away from you. Then, refocus your mind on your breathing.

Mindful meditation is a great way to relieve the levels of stress and anxiety in your life. Try to practice it every day at around the same time. It is very important that you make meditation a part of your regular routine. You don’t need to practice meditation for a long time each day in order to see results. In general, 10-15 minutes a day will suffice.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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  1. Tom says:

    I find mindful meditation to be kind of tricky… trouble focusing. Guided meditation comes more naturally to me, but I am working on my mindfulness.

  2. Julie B says:

    I actually really like mindful meditation. It really helps me to live in the present moment.

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