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If you’re like me, you’ve heard about the wondrous things that regular meditation can do for you… but you’ve never really tried it, and you don’t really know how to even if you wanted to!

Well, here’s a quick lesson for those of you who don’t meditate, but want to start!

 Meditation For Beginners

 1. Intentions

When you’re going to partake in meditation, you must set a clear intention for yourself. Do you really want to take this seriously? If your answer is yes, then don’t sell yourself short… put everything you’ve got into this!

 2. No excuses

Refer to point “intentions” and then get yourself up out of bed, turn off your technology, splash some water in your face, and find a nice comfortable spot in your home.

 3. Setting

Finding a nice place to meditate can be as easy as liking the way the light shines on that piece of the floor in the morning. Simply pick a place where you feel relaxed and you have room to sit. Remember; don’t get to comfortable…Mediating is not napping!

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 4. Posture

Sit cross-legged, inhale to begin and role your shoulders back so your spine and neck are straight. Every time you feel your shoulders are falling forward and your back is hunched, simply reset your spine by inhaling and exhaling into a comfortable, straight, yet relaxed position.

 5. Close your eyes

This is essential in the beginning stages of meditating. Eliminating the distractions of sight allow us to use our other senses at a more heightened strength.

 6. Concentrate on breathing… nothing else

Begin with a few deep breaths, and then continue breathing through your noes throughout your meditation. Steady, full, relaxed breathing. All you have to remember is… “breath in, breath out.”

7. Focus

Whenever you feel your mind wandering to different stresses in your life, use breathing as a fall-back to bring your mind into a meditative state. Think about the incredible inner workings of your body; every breath you take is filling your blood with oxygen, which is then delivered to the rest of your body. Think about that until your mind is at ease again.

8. Time

You will not master mediation on your first go. Start with 5 minutes a day and work your way up to whichever time you want. Don’t think about your time expiring and when your alarm sets, jump off to run errands; allow your body to adjust back into it’s regular daily pace.

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Enjoy!

If you want to learn more tips, visit Mind Body Green.

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