5 Tips For Meditation – Beginner’s Guide
Meditating is key to connecting spiritually. It can help you connect to your spirit guides, manifest wealth and change your inner voice for the better.
But how do we actually start meditating?!
I’ve come up with the best 5 tips to help all you newbies! You can also watch my video for more in depth tips:
1. Focus on a Candle Flame
The goal during meditation is to become enveloped in your inner mind and to reach a higher state of consciousness. To do this, you must eliminate external distractions and irrelevant thoughts.
It’s easier said than done!
When I first began meditating, I found it extremely difficult to focus on one point. Even though my eyes were closed, my eyeballs would flicker under the lid and just as I was starting to relax… My eyes would start to open!
Then I stumbled across Aaron Doughty’s YoutTube channel and he told his viewers he used to stare at a candle flame as he has ADHD and finds it difficult to concentrate.
I thought I would try it out and BOOM! It worked! One time, I didn’t have a candle with me so I searched YouTube for flickering candle flame and it worked just the same!
This has got to be one of my favorite tips to start meditating deeply.
2. Find a quiet time & place with NO distractions
Now, I currently live with 6 other people, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 1 hamster so finding a time and place in my home to meditate was proving to be quite difficult.
I tried at different points of the day to meditate at home but I was always interrupted by a dog bark or someone running up and downstairs or using the toilet. As we’ve established – It takes a lot for me to concentrate! It just wasn’t working out.
I tried during my work hours to meditate in the car in between appointments, but as I work/live in the city, there was constant noise from cars and pedestrians so that didn’t work out too well.
I’ve now found that the perfect time for me to meditate is at home at around 6:30am, when everyone else is still asleep and during the evening just before bed – when everyone else has fallen asleep.
This may be different for you depend on your living and work arrangements but the point is, you will discover the best time for you with trial and error.
Make time for your meditation!
3. Acknowledge your body behavior
I found this to be very comforting and relaxing when I first started and I still use this technique now.
As you start to meditate, acknowledge how your breath fills your lungs and travels through your body. It fills ups your diaphragm and then sinks as you exhale, releasing the left over air which isn’t required. Inhale again, taking in the fresh air which circulates throughout your shoulders, back, arms, legs, feet…
I promise you, it will make you feel so much more at ease and you’ll feel your muscles starting to un-tense.
4. Don’t resist your thoughts
Although the aim of meditation is to clear your mind – don’t try to resist your thoughts.
Allow your thoughts to enter HOWEVER instead of dwelling on them, do the following:
> Review the thought – is it meaningful? It is a reflection of your higher self or is it a reflection of your 3D dimensional position?
> Accept the thought
> Place this thought in a box in your mind and put it aside
> Continue this method with every thought that enters your mind
You can use this technique throughout your daily life too.
Remember, your thoughts are NOT YOU. They are just constructs of your imagination influenced by society standards.
5. Understand the principles of meditation
In order for you to reap the benefits of meditation, you must first understand the principles:
Body – Soul connection – your mind and body are intertwined and have a coexisting relationship. Therefore, one impacts the other. As you are relaxing your body and releasing tension, your mind will also begin to relax. Take advantage of this and explore your mind whilst you are clear of distractions.
Breath – Emotion connection – concentrate on your breathing whilst meditating as your breathing controls your emotions. Think about when you are anxious or worried; your breath becomes short and shallow. Being able to control your breathing and feel the oxygen circulating your body is going to allow your emotions to reach a neutral / positive state.
If you have any great tips on meditation for beginners, feel free to pop them in the comment section so everyone can see!