You’ll be learning how to meditate with these simple meditation techniques for beginners.

Meditation shouldn’t feel like another “difficult task” tacked on to your busy life. By shifting your thoughts away from overthinking and pointless distractions, you can teach yourself to cope better with stress, anxiety, and other types of unwanted thinking.

You are teaching yourself to open your mind. You are learning to focus without distraction and self-criticism. As a bonus, you’ll be able to relax.

Meditation Time: 1-3 minutes

Freeing yourself from excess mental chatter is less daunting with little steps. Beginning with a small time frame is more helpful and rewarding to you.

5 meditation techniques for beginners
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Doing meditation with simple techniques is the best way to start.

  1. Quiet space
    Let your space be quiet or make use of earplugs (to create less noise). You’re trying to reduce distraction. Let the sound of the world around you fade away.
  2. Get comfortable
    Have you ever worn a jacket that’s so tight that you can’t raise your arms? It’s awful. Wear your most comfortable clothes. Find a sweet spot that’s soft and supportive (maybe put a pillow behind your back). You could even lie down (I don’t suggest this if you are tired, I have fallen asleep doing this). 👉 Related: Sleep Hypnosis
  3. Close your eyes
    Take a good look at your surroundings and gently close your eyes. You are preparing your body and mind. Let your eyes rest while you slow down. For a moment focus on the last sights, you have seen. Let the vision of your surroundings slowly fade out of focus.
  4. Focus on your body
    Feel your body’s movements as you breathe rhythmically. Are your arms so relaxed that they feel like flowing water? Let your body relax even further into your breaths. Focus your mind on your breathing.
  5. Your breaths are your focus
    Breathe in and out slowly. Listen to your breaths as you inhale and exhale. Relax your body as you focus on your breathing. You can change the pace as you breathe. As you speed up and slow down your breaths, you create a rhythm. Focus your mind on your breathing as you let the mental chatter fall away.

What happens if you don’t meditate regularly?

But, do you need to meditate regularly? I’m saying no.
Hear me out, because, I’m dropping a huge truth bomb: meditation isn’t going to happen for everybody.

Yes, it’s true that to get the most benefit out of anything in life you need regularity or practice. With practice, you get better at recognizing your pain points. Also, practice helps the mental chatter to quiet down. However, you don’t have to meditate daily. And that’s okay.

I can’t meditate daily, but I know how to meditate.

Knowing how to meditate is the important part. You know how to meditate now.

You benefit each time regardless of frequency. You are still learning to release unwanted thoughts without criticism. Plus, you get better every time with or without regularity.

5 simple meditation techniques for beginners