As you begin to learn about the practice of meditation, the question inevitably arises as to how to do it correctly if at have never practiced it before. And that’s why beginners are faced with questions about what the principles of meditation are and how to use it.
Although some initial theoretical knowledge exists
There was no time and place to practice
The desire to do everything at once in one day and quickly
Time for meditation
You may think that you do not have enough time to practice meditation consistently, but this is generally a wrong opinion. You should plan your time a bit just like brushing your teeth every morning and eating is also your mental health always needing to be important. After all, we don’t have a question that we don’t have time, we sleep and brush our teeth and eat and do all kinds of urgent things every day. We always find a way to do that, even if we are very fast, except in exceptional cases.
Because meditation is as important as our other needs. We do not feel an immediate need for it. However, even when we take care of our bodies, meditation washes and cleanses the mind of this accumulated spiritual dirt.
if you are just starting to meditate then you will not need more than 10-20 minutes a day. The best time is early in the morning. Set an alarm 10-20 minutes earlier and dedicate this time to meditation. This is the best time not to make excuses for not having time.
At first, you could try some guided meditations, for example, YoTube site has a lot of them, choose the best one just listen to the recommended would be to use headphones then you are completely focused
A place to meditate in your home
It is ideal if you have a place at home where you conduct your meditation. It can be a good energy corner in your home, it doesn’t matter where you do it, either in the bedroom in the living room or on the kitchen table, but at first, it helps to improve and deepen the meditation in a certain place. If you do not live alone, it is creative to create a certain place. This is the best time in the early morning. I prefer to stay in bed and dream in the early morning.
The desire to do everything at once
This applies not only to meditation but also to other endeavors. do nothing. We want to start but the thought that I read a little more I look then I understand better and then I start when I’m ready, it can, in reality, take a lot of time. Kind of an eternal student who only theorizes but does nothing. The best option is to start and later change and deepen your knowledge acquisition
The desire to change something first
Some people think that something radical should be changed to start meditating. For example, one should leave work, leave one’s family, and go somewhere in the mountains to a monastery of monks and give up all earthly possessions and human needs.
Unfortunately, such misconceptions are not very rare. Of course, this is partly true.
Traditionally, Yogis retired and engaged in spiritual practices and meditations. It is just described in the ancient spiritual manuscripts of the Bhagavad-gita as mentioned above.
“For yoga, you should find a clean place, place a rug on the ground, and cover it with deerskin and also a soft flat pillow. After sitting down, you can start yoga. By controlling the mind and emotions, controlling the activities of the body, and concentrating the gaze mentally. At some point, yogis must cleanse the heart of material contamination. However, some of the thousands are ready to make such a sacrifice, but only for the majority is it unacceptable
How to meditate at home
From my experience, I can say that it helps best if you plan the same time and place for daily meditation, it helps. Before meditation, it is advisable to take a shower and ventilate the room. It is much easier to meditate if you keep yourself clean during the sessions. So if you are surrounded by bullshit scattered socks sheets dirty dishes, etc..This creates additional obstacles in practice.
Choose a comfortable meditative posture and make sure no one bothers you during the session. Learning to sit properly will help you. Proper and comfortable posture is the key to good meditation.
During meditation, it is recommended to listen to music to calm the senses, although it is not necessary. However, I have to say that there are many mantras and if you listen to a guided meditation I then there is some kind of music in the background. The simplest mantra is when you start to say oo in a low tone and after about 10 seconds you close your mouth then ooooom comes out, which is also called the voice of God.
If you wish, you can light an incense stick. Sandalwood or anything else you like. The smell of incense cleans the room and helps calm your mind. Some people are allergic to incense sticks, so be careful
Benefits of home meditation
First, meditating at home involves a certain sense of security. For example, meditating in the woods or a park or elsewhere can create feelings of insecurity that will start to bother you. However, this feeling does not occur in the same place at home
Ways to meditate at home
At home, you can meditate in a way that works best for you. There are many different ways of meditation but at first, I would recommend choosing a classical one that will help you get the right feeling later if you are already interested then explore alternative methods
My main method of meditation is to meditate on the sounds of the mantra. They are usually pronounced out loud in a whisper or internally to themselves to find out there are many different articles that describe in more detail which were and so on.
If you feel unable to focus then I would recommend using mantras that are recorded and easy to listen to.
In quiet meditations, such as the Gayatri mantra and breathing meditations, it is better to be in absolute silence so that nothing distracts.
In this type of meditation, you need to watch your breathing this kind of meditation usually does not pursue any noble spiritual goal, but simply helps to calm the mind consciously. Although I would say that it is brilliant, because if you can do it, then later you are ready to move your mountain with thought.
Meditation is like a bottomless ocean into which you can immerse yourself the more you practice it, and as the baggage of experience begins to grow, you will realize that the spiritual side of your life is even more important.
Most meditation practitioners apply this process daily and cannot imagine their lives without it. Meditation is a very simple practice but it is incredibly effective.
People who start meditation change and grow quickly and become more confident and calm. Of course, it also has a positive effect on health and other areas of life.
Many people want to meditate every day to see how the mind works and how it prevents us from living a normal life. However, many give up after a few attempts. Everyday meditation and its practice and its development takes time and requires a bit of perseverance, which later pays off.
The right meditation for a beginner
If you are completely new to meditation and just want to learn how to practice meditation at home, you do not have to follow the strict tips written for Buddhist monks.
Just as you don’t have to follow an Olympic skiing winner’s training plan if you just want to enjoy a weekend getaway at the ski resort
Moreover, these tips can only have a detrimental effect on you. It is unlikely that you will have 3 months of patience to sit every day getting used to the lotus position with a straight back and get no results when internal struggles and damaged nerves.
Meditation can be practiced in all and everyday activities. The only thing you need to do is keep your attention on what is happening at the moment, without going into the thoughts of the past and the future.
If you feel that nothing interesting is happening at the moment, then watch your breathing or the sensations in your body. Unlike thoughts, breathing and your body are always in the present.
Meditation positions for beginners
Usually, everyone is taught to sit with their legs crossed, straightening their backs. This is of course very good if you have been practicing yoga for 5 years, but if you do not have the flexibility of a gymnast, you can’t do it and die away. Your back will start to ache and your feet will die.
This posture only harms your meditation. If you are not physically strong before, it will only cause problems and nothing will come out of the meditation. Meditation is a state of inner peace. The body should be in a relaxed, still, position where you can stay for a long time in a still and relaxed state to meditate. Often such a suggestion finds resistance and criticism, especially among yoga teachers, but would still suggest an easier path in the beginning.
Meditation practice for beginners
*Position yourself so that you feel and where you feel comfortable.
*Decide in advance how long it will take for your meditation to put on a timer
*Put a nearby clock or phone so that during the meditation you can see how much time is left until the end of the meditation. Feel free to look at the clock as many times as you want. Every time you think about how long I meditate you will satisfy your curiosity instead of fighting your desires.
*Close your eyes and watch everything that happens inside you. You don’t have to deal with anything, just accept everything as it is. Everything that happens during meditation is what needs to happen. Just know that it works
*Then start monitoring your breathing. The easiest way is to focus only on inhaling and exhaling first. You can check both inhalations -focus -exhalation -relaxation
*Even if you concentrate the mind on one object, for example, breathing, the thoughts still revolve around the peripheries of consciousness. This is normal. The state of mental relaxation and meditation is still achieved by the thoughts.
*If you feel like you’re scattering somewhere then it’s nothing to pay attention to breathing again and keep going.
*After the meditation, sit still for a few minutes. Tell yourself that the meditation is over and continue sitting, gradually returning to a normal state of consciousness.
This is probably the beginning. This approach to meditation is the best way to learn to meditate at home. Once you have reached at least 20 minutes to be able to concentrate and follow your breathing, it is worth moving on to learning more traditional meditation.
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