Tips for Meditation Newbies

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Everyone’s talking about mindfulness these days. And meditation’s one of those practices that can pave your way to mindfulness. But how do we start meditation? Here are some tips.

Choose the right place

Find a quiet, uncluttered spot to set up as a meditation station. Include a comfortable cushion and some scented candles for a peaceful atmosphere.

Choose the right time

Initially, you’ll need 10 to 15 minutes of undisturbed time to be on your own. Choose the time of day that suits you.

Some prefer mornings to clear the head before the day begins, and others like it as a way of winding down after a long day. Set a timer and just sit still for that length of time.

Try this

Sit on a cushion or rolled up a towel and set your timer for 5 minutes. Close your eyes. Don’t worry too much about posture, just be comfortable and relax.

Now focus on your breath, using it to scan your entire body without judgment. Imagine your breath as soft light moving over your body. If you find your mind wandering, bring it gently back to the visuals of your breath. Try to work up to 10 or 15 minutes.