Learning How to Meditate Can Transform Your Life from Stress City into Total Relaxation

Before I started meditating, I used to feel like one big, wound up, ball of stress. I felt overwhelmed by my daily to-do lists, and I hardly ever took any time to focus on myself or my personal growth. As a result, I was always on the back burner coming in second, third, and fourth place – never first. I had been living like this for long time, but everything changed for me once I started meditating. If you currently find yourself living in a cloud of stress like I used to be, then I’m about to share with you a quick guide about how to meditate that will hopefully allow as much joy to end into your life as it did for me.

If you are new to meditation, the first thing you need to do is find a quiet space in which to meditate. Ideally, you’d want to set aside an entire room. However, our living spaces generally don’t have enough space to accommodate that. In which case, just set aside an area of a particular room in which you will do all of your meditating.

Your meditation space should be as quiet and free from distractions as possible. Therefore, you want to choose an area that does not get a lot of foot traffic, and it is not in close range to distracting things like cell phones and computers.

The next step in learning how to meditate is to select either a sitting or lying down position in which you feel comfortable.

A common misconception about meditation is that you have to be able to twist yourself up like a pretzel. This is absolutely not true, however. Simply position your body however it feels most comfortable and at ease. Just one note, however, if you decide to meditate lying down, just be mindful that you don’t get too comfortable and fall asleep.

Once you’re comfortable, allow your mind to focus itself and become completely present. This will be much easier said than done when you are first learning how to meditate. Meditation beginners often find themselves getting distracted by a flood of incoming thoughts. This is perfectly normal, however, and to be expected.

The important thing to note here is that whenever an incoming thought comes your way, you should not pass judgment on it; the thought should not be thought of as being either positive or negative – it should simply be allowed to just be whatever it is that it is. Never fault yourself to become frustrated if you are having trouble maintaining your focus. Like any other skill, learning how to meditate takes time and practice.

The most important thing about learning how to meditate is that you do it on a daily and regular basis. Try to perform your meditation sessions at around the same time each day, so as to develop a routine. After a few months of doing this, your self-awareness is going to become heightened; you will feel more accepting of yourself, and you will have transformed into a much more balanced individual.

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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. Holly G says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to meditate for some time now, but there’s always some excuse. Too much going on with work, family life, or extracurriculars. However, the stress in my life has been mounting, and I no longer want to feel like it’s selfish for me to want to take care of myself. Therefore, no more excuses, the meditation starts today!

  2. Sarah says:

    @Holly – I completely get what you’re saying. We as a society I think are taught that strength comes from bearing the burden silently. But that is so not the case. If you don’t take care of yourself, then you can’t be able to truly take care of anyone else.meditation is so important.

  3. Peter says:

    it’s like on airplanes how they say make sure your mask is secured before helping anyone else ;-) put yourself on the front burner, manage the stress in your life to meditation, and so many good things will come to you and your loved ones around you!

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