3 Powerful Meditation Techniques For Beginners For You to Try Right Away
When you are starting out with meditation, we are overwhelmed by the many choices and techniques we have available, and many times we end up doing the wrong thing, because we start with more advanced types for which we simply do not have the Meditation Types mental equipment yet.
Thus it is important for beginners in meditation to choose simple techniques whereby you minimize the changes of external diversion and maximize your focus on one single object. Later on, once you get used to the simple meditations, you can get more creative and attempt the wide variety of meditation types and techniques available to you.
Here are 3 of the most powerful beginner meditation techniques that you can learn and use right away:
Count your breath meditation
This is simply a meditation to focus on the rhythm of your breath by counting your in and out breath. It is very easy to do, and at first you mind will start wandering around. Do not worry about it, it is quite natural. Just gently acknowledge that and shift your mind back into counting your breath again. With time, your mind will slow down and will stop wandering by itself, without any external ‘nudging’.
How to dit:
1. Sit down, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Be aware of every breathing in and breathing out.
2. Do not try to control your breathing, or try to slow it down forcefully. Just breath automatically, freely and pay attention to the air passing through your nose, lungs and goes out again.
3. After a few breaths, start counting.
4. Breathing in, one………breathing out ,two……..breathing in, three……..breathing out, four… breathing in, five….. breathing out, six
5. Should you find yourself thinking of something else instead of your breathing, just acknowledge it, and return to your breathing, and start counting again
6. Now notice the sensations of your breathing. The depth, the speed, see if your breathing becomes increasingly slower and quieter, if your breathing more and more goes to your stomach or your chest, if your body becomes more relaxed through your breathing, …etc. Try to notice this as an outsider, without stopping from counting. If you cannot, then just go back to counting
7. Breathing in, breathing out, breathing in, breathing out, etc.
8. If at any time you notice any strange feelings in your body, like twinklings, or muscle reactions, just notice that, it is quite normal. Go back to your breathing