How to meditate - the basics
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How to Meditate: Meditation For Beginners

Do you want to learn how to meditate for beginners but aren’t sure where to start?

Meditation is equally beneficial for everyone. For beginners and enlightened gurus alike, regular meditation practice is very powerful. It even helps you unleash and cultivate your own force. Yet as a beginner, you might not be too familiar with the best techniques and other important tips for beginners. 

As a certified meditation trainer, I am confident that this guide is exactly what you need to learn how to meditate and start your meditation practice. So, let’s jump right into it.

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This meditation guide teaches you:

🧘‍♂️ How to meditate: the basics of an easy meditation for beginners

💡 Inspiration: How to set an intention for your meditation

⏳ The best time to meditate for beginners and what to consider

📍 Where to meditate: How to find your meditation space

1. How To Meditate: The Basics for beginners

Learning how to meditate for beginners is not as complex as it might seem. The more you are able to detach from your thoughts and put your awareness into your body, the deeper your meditative state will be. Plus, the easier meditation will be for you.

All you need to do is to sit down somewhere calm, in a comfortable seated position. This will help you to experience sensations in your body, as well as help you not fall asleep.

Breathing is a crucial part of meditation. As a beginner, you want to breathe as deeply into your belly as possible. Keep all parts of your body relaxed, especially your neck and shoulders.

In your relaxation, you can focus on the balance of your body. Sit tall with an open chest, with relaxed shoulders and belly.

How to meditate - the basics

From here, let your mind guide you. There is nothing to think. Breathe deeply.

Understand that meditation is the art of mindful observation and detachment of your thoughts. This means a meditative state of being that can be reached through many different approaches, other than sitting in the classic lotus position. Especially as a beginner, you might love some of the many different ways to meditate. Learn how to meditate in different ways, so to keep it interesting as a beginner.

Different forms of meditation will bring you some variety until you’re more advanced in your meditation practice. By then you will have overcome the need for variety, and you will experience different sensations in the classical meditation pose, solely through your inner world.

2. How To Meditate With An Intention

Meditation allows you to deeply connect with yourself and the world around you. More, it allows you to reset and entirely shift your state of being. You will experience this shift during and after your meditation. Many shifts are realizations that will awaken your true essence and activate soul remembrance towards your own will and dharma. Whenever this happens, you clear energetic blocks in your field. This is one of the reasons why we cry during meditation.

This means the positive impact will stay forever. Now imagine you could choose the benefit of your meditation, similar to choosing a software upgrade for a computer. Before meditating, you can choose a shift, which is your meditation intention.

Just like you would choose the make-over of your avatar in a computer game. Imagine yourself as the avatar AND the player at the same time. You are the one who benefits from it, while also the one who initiates the download. This is the deepest form of consciousness, which allows you to create rather than react within the world around you.

An internal shift can only happen if you allow it. But it will automatically be enforced if you choose what you want to happen.

This is why intention setting for your first meditation is really important. The more clear you are on your meditation intention, the deeper your experience and shift. So, as always, choose to choose. Because you are never not creating.

There are several ways to set an intention for your meditation. To gain more in-depth knowledge about meditation benefits and learn different meditation intention techniques, read intention setting techniques for your meditation. – With free meditation ideas cards!

How to meditate- intention setting for beginners
Or for now, if you want to set your meditation intention, follow these simple steps:

1. Be still and listen to your body.
What does it tell you about your emotional state at this moment?

2. Once you become aware of how you’re feeling, try to name it. This will help you to associate it with an impression or judgment.

3. Use this impression to decide if you’re trying to:
– enhance your current state
– release something that feels off
– dive into a topic that’s on your mind
– get a blank mind

The clearer you can be to this point, the more clear your meditation intention. This will allow you to experience deeper shifts.

3. The best daytime to meditate

Now that you have your intention, it is easier to choose a time for your meditation that best suits your intention. In general, your meditation can support you in three ways: relaxation, energization, or energetic shift.

How to meditate | Find the best time to meditate

This means that if your intention is something like inspiration or energetic transmission, you might best benefit from this energy boost in the morning. Whereas if you would do a deeply relaxing meditation in the morning instead, you would probably have a hard time going on with your day afterward.

Thus, your meditation intention is a great indicator of the best daytime. Best do inspirational, energizing meditations in the morning, and relaxing meditations in the evening.

There are also other types of meditation, which will allow you to transport deeper states of connection with yourself and other deities and spirits. (Read more on energy inviting meditations in a separate post). Most of the time, I recommend doing an energy-inviting meditation in the afternoon once the sun has already passed its highest point. That way, under the condition that you don’t need to drive and are in a safe environment, you can indulge in this otherworldly experience fully.

4. How to find the right space to meditate

Because every-body and every-mind is different, there is no one answer to the best meditation space. Yet, there are some things to consider when choosing the right space for you.

Choose a peaceful environment that feels safe for you. Make sure there are no distractions or people who could disturb your practice. In the beginning, it will be difficult to stay focused inwards if there are other people around. This is why it’s best to choose a place where you can be alone during the set time.

You know best what’s important to you. Take a few moments to calmly sit and observe your chosen space before you close your eyes. This will relax your nervous system and allow you to feel safer with closed eyes.

For more in-depth guidance, read my article on how to choose and create your perfect meditation space.

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