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5 Quick Tips to Start with Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Mindfulness Meditation Tips

Mindful meditation can help bring you back into awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and immediate environment.  This type of meditation is very simple, but it is not always easy. Here are five steps to help you get started with your practice. 

How To Meditate In Just 3 Minutes: Practical Meditation Tips

Practical Meditation Tips

Are you someone who would love to meditate but is just not able to make the time for it? Finding the time to meditate is holding you back from beginning the practice? While practiced regularly meditation has its benefits, you can also boost your mindfulness with brief breaks of a few minutes or less.

Meditation Cushions and Cross Legged Seated Yoga Poses

Cross Legged Seated Yoga Poses

Aligned and balanced posture enhances our ability to achieve stillness and practice proper breath control. To calm the activity of our thoughts it is important that we understand the benefits to the mind and body that an aligned posture brings. You will need to decide which practice position is both comfortable for you and that you will be able to maintain for increasing periods of time.

The Worst Advice I've Ever Heard About Meditation

One of the worst advice you can get about meditation is that in order to reap any benefits one must meditate for a long period at a time. Well this simply is not true. The fact is that meditation can benefit anyone even if they only spend few minutes each day sitting silently and counting their breath.

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Our mind lost its ability to concentrate on a single task for a long period of time due to constant interruptions and multitasking nature of our modern world. Simply sitting down and paying attention on our breath without thinking of thousand things is extremely hard, especially for a novice meditator. And like anything you must start from the very beginning and continue practiceing in order to improve and build your meditation practice. That's why many people stop practicing only after few times they try. They start with 15-20 minutes and after completely failing, they simply give up.

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu

If you never meditated before, starting with even 5 minutes a day will be a good way to start. Bue even this short meditation practice done on a daily bais will make you realize how beneficial meditation can be in reducing stress, making you more focused and just making you feel better mentally and spiritually overall.

So start with few minutes a day and as you get better and are able to stay focused more and more, slowly increase your time and continue to practice on a continual basis, preferabley every day and just like with anything, you will get better and meditation will become an essential part of your daily routine. It has for me.

If you're looking for a good source to get you started, here is an excellent book that will help you get started.

Amazon Link: 8 Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life.


 

5 minute meditation video

 

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How to Perform a Walking Meditation

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Guided Meditation and Reducing Anxiety

guided meditation

Guided Meditation is the art of having the voice of a guide and often music, walk you through the steps to focus on breathing and reduce anxiety or tension. Using one of the many compilations available, the guide and the music speak to your brain waves and soothe your mind into a more stress-free zone.

Meditation for Improving Concentration

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A recent study published in an American Medical Journal had shown the importance of keeping your mind active and improving your concentration and how it will help you as you get older. The researchers who conducted this study had used people who were 70 or older and tried various techniques to help them improve their mental processes and ensured that their minds stayed active by improving their concentration. The regular practice of these simple concentration and meditation exercises will help to keep your mind functioning well no matter what age you are.

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