How to Meditate Easy steps

Learn to Meditate
If you want to learn how to meditate, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about meditate. Meditation is a holistic discipline by which the practitioner attempts to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. Meditation is a component of many religions, and has been practiced since antiquity. It is also practiced outside religious traditions. Different meditative disciplines encompass a wide range of spiritual and non-spiritual goals; achieving a higher state of consciousness or enlightenment, developing and increasing compassion and lovingkindness, receiving spiritual inspiration or guidance from God, achieving greater focus, creativity or self-awareness, or simply cultivating a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind.

  1. Sit comfortably, with a straight back, feet flat on the ground, use a pillow under your feet if you are too short, Don’t meditate after eating a heavy meal – you will feel lethargic and sleepy
  2. Focus on your breathing. Feel the breath moving in and out of your body. Do this for a few minutes, until you feel yourself relax, once your body is relaxed, begin feeling with it. This is a good intermediate step to stilling your thoughts
  3. Feel with your senses any areas of tension or tightness, for example, what does the carpet, your shoes, your socks feel like on your feet? What does your shirt feel like on your skin? How does the temperature feel? Sharpen your hearing as much as you can. Use all your senses as much as you can. You can do this with eyes open or closed, play around until you find one that you like
  4. Your mind might start working at this point. It is bored, it wants something more interesting. Don’t fight it, but begin watching your breath. Feel the air coming in through your nose, down your airways. Don’t force anything. Your breath will naturally become deep.
  5. Keep going with step 4 until you feel calm. If you are focusing on your breath, the thoughts that come into your head are allowed to either drift by, or they don’t come in at all. Your emotions are like a fire, and your thoughts are the wood that feeds it. Your negative emotions will slowly die if you stop feeding them. It might take a while though, depending on how big the fire is. Once your emotions have calmed down, it’s time to move on. (If you’re wondering about true peace, it is not a mind-created emotion that will die out with thoughts, it is what lies underneath your negative emotions. Note that there is also mind-created happiness, though.)
  6. If at this point you still have thoughts, let them float out. Don’t hang on to them, and don’t fight them. Imagine that your belly is a balloon - as you breathe in, the balloon expands and as you breathe out the balloon collapses in toward your spine. This breathing method ensures that you will be using your diaphragm, instead of your chest muscles, which promotes greater relaxation.
  7. Continue for about ten to fifteen minutes, then open your eyes but don’t stand up straight away, wait for a few moments to re-orient yourself first. Congratulations! You now know how to meditate. Try to do this technique twice a day for a week and you will be amazed at how more relaxed and less stressed you feel. In fact you may feel so good that you will want to make meditation a permanent part of your life. -->
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How to Meditate Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Meditate.

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