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Beginner Tips for Meditation

Beginner Tips for Meditation August 20, 2020
It is no surprise that meditation is not the easiest thing to do, but it is something 
everyone can learn how to do with the right methods. Here are some tips for beginners 
to meditation who want to truly benefit from the practice.

Start with Shorter Sessions

If you are struggling with meditation in the beginning, don’t worry! It gets easier the 
more you do it. Just keep at it and don’t give up. One thing you can do now to help with 
your meditation as a beginner is to start with shorter sessions. Don’t try to go for 30-45 
minute meditation sessions until you really believe you can do it for that long. Start with 
just a minute or two of deep breathing, then gradually increase how long you do it for.

Practice Every Day

Meditation, like anything you learn how to do, requires practice. Don’t try it once or twice 
and give up just because it is difficult. Yes – it is hard in the beginning. People are not 
born with a natural ability to meditate in most cases. Everyone who masters this 
practice has done so by practicing! Start meditating each and every day, even if you just 
start with a minute at a time. When you are brand new, you can start with guided 
meditations as a way to ease into the practice before attempting solo meditation 

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

It is a good idea to always be mindful of your surroundings when you are meditating. 
This begins by creating a relaxing space for meditation, but is also useful when you are 
doing mindful meditation, or meditating outside the home. With mindful meditation, you 
are not necessarily closing your eyes and closing off the world, but instead are paying 
close attention to everything around you, all your senses, and what is going on in that 
moment. In the case of meditation on the go, you will be clearing your mind for activities 
like walking, running, swimming, driving, and listening to music, where you pay attention 
to your surroundings and use them in order to help you meditate better.

Keep it Simple

Always remember to keep meditation simple. Don’t try to do hypnosis or deep 
meditation during your first few sessions. Start small with just breathing exercises for a 
few minutes at a time, then gradually with more practice, it will become easier to reach 
different levels of meditation.