1-Control of thinking is the first of the beginner-meditation-exercises. Take a simple object, such as a pen, a spoon, a button, a shoelace or something like this. Then spend 5 minutes focusing on this object with your thinking. Describe the object to yourself, notice its shape, color, weight, smell, texture and so on. Think about how this object was made, where the materials came from. Think about who might have used it. But in all this make sure your thoughts stay within the reality of this particular object.
2-Present Moment Meditation. Close your eyes and begin to focus on your breath. Take a few moments here, then allow your focus to broaden to your body and the sensations that it’s feeling. Now expand your focus to anything touching your body, noticing those sensations. Lastly, expand your awareness to everything you can hear and sense. Now reverse this process and come back, one step at a time to your breath.
3-Visualization. Another easy and down-to-earth meditation technique is to picture an idyllic being or setting in your mind. Focus on the picture and let yourself embellish it as much or as little as you need to.
4-Mantra. Repeating words over and over again, can help you find calm and focus. You can choose from a number of Sanskrit mantras, which has meaning in its words and sounds, or you can even make up your own. It doesn’t matter what you choose, just that you feel good about your choice.
5-Guided meditations. Last but not least, there are hundreds of resources online that have a huge supply of guided meditations and music to help sooth your soul. We would like to share with you our GUIDED MEDITATION just click here!
We have tried all of these methods, and we have seen our emotional and mental state improve and expand. Begin with just 10 minutes a day, and that’s all you have to do to see real changes in your life.
We would love to hear about how you started meditating? Any tips or funny anecdotes? And if you haven’t tried yet, we encourage you to do so, today!
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