A Guide to Learn the Basics of How to Meditate

This guide is for anyone who wants to meditate, or who seeks further understanding of what it really means to meditate. It will help you sort fact from fiction and will also cover the major pitfalls so you can learn how to meditate effectively.

The subject of meditation is often confusing and full of misinformation.

Once you complete this “Meditation for Beginners Guide,” you will know how to meditate effectively with the best meditation techniques and be equipped with all the tools necessary to improve your long-term health benefits and well-being.

 Transcendental Meditation


Meditation guide:

First. Know what meditation is? Meditation is a technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. So what does meditation do? Meditation is now being recommended by doctors everywhere to help in multiple ways including: stress relief, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and even addiction. In other words, meditation helps to improve health. So why is it important? This means awareness of who you are in the subtle dimensions which go beyond your physical body, your mind and your emotions.

Second. Know the different types of meditation techniques. There are many forms of meditation in practice in the world today. Just remember that all meditation practices work and all are valid. It’s just becoming informed about them. Here are some list of names: Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation ,Guided Visualization and the Heart Rhythm Meditation.

Third. Learn some basic of how to meditate.
1. Find a comfortable place where you can sit without distractions for at least 15 minutes.
2.Sit comfortably with your back upright and without back support, if physically possible.
3.Close your eyes and focus within.
4.Focus your attention.
5.If you notice your mind thinking, that’s okay, just bring your focus back to your technique.
6.When you have completed meditating, it is a good idea to give yourself a few minutes to acclimate slowly back into the activities of your day.

For the beginners, meditation is not only good for the minds – for relaxing, for focusing for lessening anxiety, For more feelings of well-being, for stress free and for deeper relaxation, etc. But also it is good for our health – Lower blood pressure, Improved blood circulation, Lower heart rate, Slower respiratory rate, Lower blood cortisol levels and etc.

Living in this world with a healthy mind and healthy body – is a perfect way to do what’s really your purpose in this world aside from helping your family. Start with positive vibes.

Why meditation? Does it really help?

“Meditation is like multi vitamins for your brain. Good to take it every day.”

With the demands of the hectic life, many of us over worked and over stressed. One really doesn’t get enough or any time for themselves. This leads to unhappy and frustrated life. And it affects the health. One would say “why do we meditate” or “what is the use of meditation.”  Meditation acts as a wonder drug and gives more time to the mind to focus and get calm. A simple 10-15 minutes of breathing meditation does a great deal to the tired body.  It helps to overcome stress and feel more balanced.

Mediatation for beginners is easy

Meditation helps us to understand our mind. It has a transformational effect on the body by changing negativity to positivity. May it be thoughts, health and moods or emotions.  Mediatation for beginners is easy. Before starting the meditation relax the body.  One can sit in a Aasan or a chair too. Once at ease take 4-5 deep breaths. Breathing in from the nose and breathing out of the mouth. Concentrate on the breaths. The main aim is that the exhalation should be longer than inhalation. Breathing should be soft and soundless.

Meditation and our brain

Our brain is deeply wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. One should generate some stable feelings of safety and contentment before meditation. If one believes in god, then a short prayer can be done to relax the mind and the brain. Take a few minutes to focus on your intention. It is called intention of presence. To affirm to oneself that one will meditate for a specific period of time. During the meditation don’t think anything negative. Don’t force yourself and let be patient and focused. There will be times when concentrating in meditative object is difficult. But one should not give up but be patient. After regular meditation sessions, the concentration increases.

It is recommended to keep a journal to record your experiences during meditation. This will encourage solidifying your meditation practice. After meditation take to get up, do not be in a hurry to get up.

These tips are valuable lessons for meditation for beginners. If one follows it every day, then he or she will be able to experience peace of mind extensively.