New to meditation? Need some help getting started? You’re in luck! We at OmStars have put together this simple Beginners Guide to Meditation to help you get started!
Meditating might seem a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don’t need to have a calm quite mind in order to meditate. In fact, meditation is designed to help you create a calm, quiet mind, even if you feel like your thoughts are constantly all over the place.
Check out these 7 simple steps to get started with your meditation practice, then give it a try and let us know what you think.
Step 1: Find a quiet place where you can sit comfortably for at least 5 minutes, either in a chair, on the floor, in your bed – anywhere that works for you.
Step 2: Sit up tall and be still.
Step 3: Begin to relax, softening all the muscles in the body from head to toe. Don’t forget to unclench your jaw 😉.
Step 4: Become aware of your breath, observing each inhale and exhale.
Step 5: If your mind starts wandering, just notice your thoughts, and then let them go, bringing your awareness back to your breath.
Step 6: Continue for at least 5 minutes, coming back to your breath every time your mind starts to wander
Step 7: Repeat these steps every day.
See? Meditation can be as simple as sitting still for 5 minutes and just focusing on your breath. Even if your mind is particularly active and seems to be jumping around, simply sitting down for 5 minutes and making an effort to bring your mind back to your breath, still counts as meditation.
The best way to get the most out of a meditation practice is to do it every day, with consistency. Think you can find 5 minutes every day to sit down and meditate? Give it a try for 30 days and let us know how it goes!