When people think about meditation, they usually imagine a room where a person sits alone and tries to empty his head of all thoughts. This is not a very pleasant picture, is it? In fact, meditation is much simpler and more pleasant, and most importantly, it is more useful than you think.

Meditation is an effective practice of relaxation and concentration that frees your mind from thoughts and anxieties, soothes you and keeps your thinking in order. Regular sessions of meditation increase your mood, teach you to relax and not react to stress, help in combating bad habits, strengthen your will and character, improve your focus, memory and intelligence.

Most importantly, meditation develops in you a healthy critical ability, the ability to look at the surrounding things and also to yourself, soberly and unbiasedly, relieves your perception of the shroud of illusions. So, if you do not know how to meditate, we are here to help you. Below you will find a list of 8 meditation techniques for beginners.

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#1. You should choose a convenient time

Meditation is a relaxation time, so you should practice it at your convenience. You should choose a time when you can leave all your things and plans behind to relax and enjoy. The hours of sunrise and sunset, while nature transitions between day and night, are also ideal for the meditation practice.

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#2. You should choose a quiet place

You should choose a place where you can relax, and no one will disturb you. A quiet and peaceful atmosphere can make the meditation experience for the beginner more enjoyable and relaxing.

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#3. You should sit in a comfortable posture

The fact is, the posture plays a big role in the meditation practice. So, make sure that you are relaxed, comfortable and steady. You should sit straight with your spine erect, keep your shoulders and neck relaxed, and eyes closed throughout the process.

#4. You should keep a relatively empty stomach

The best time to meditate is before eating. The thing is, when you have a meal before meditation, you can doze off while meditating. What’s more, you do not have to be hungry during meditation. So, the best time for meditation is two hours after a meal.

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#5. You should start with a few warm-ups

Warm-ups or sukshma yoga exercises before sitting to meditate helps improve circulation, removes inertia and restlessness and makes the body feel lighter. Do not skip this step, because you will be able to sit steadily for a longer time.

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#6. You should take a few deep breaths

A few deep breaths are the preparation for easy practice of meditation. In fact, deep breathing before meditation leads the mind into a peaceful state.

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#7. You should keep a gentle smile on your face

A gentle smile on your face during meditation keeps you relaxed, peaceful and enhances your meditation experience.

#8. You should open your eyes slowly and gradually

Completing the practice of meditation, you should not rush to open your eyes and start moving. You should open your eyes slowly and gradually and take time to become aware of yourself and your surroundings.

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Take just a few minutes out of each day to bring yourself to a state of calm and wellness and balance your life using a combination of guided meditations and mindfulness techniques. The techniques are a simple, practical relaxation method for anyone.

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