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Meditation tips for beginners to an easy transition

If you plan to start it any time soon for the calm, try it out now

The stress mounting every day and the race to be the best or do the best in life has brought life to a standstill. One often feels stuck and finds no way out of it. During such times, meditation comes in handy. The simple task of sitting in one place, letting the mind and body drift away in the universe, concentrating only on the breath is the best. Well, the work routine and running around leave us with little patience to sit in one place and bring focus to one place with nothing to fidget around with. So for people who want to start meditating, here are some tips that will come in handy.

Carve a meditation space for yourself

Be it on the beach, on a park bench, in the corner of your living room, or in the balcony, make space. This is called carving a designated space for meditation. Assigning a space for the task helps train the body and mind to feel at ease with the space and also makes the purpose of the space clear. With the purpose clear in mind, the shift inside comes about easily too into meditation. Just like we have our workstations defined, a designated space for meditation brings about the same attitude.

Inculcating the practice of showing up every day

Whether or not you go into the meditative state, the whole idea to get going is to show up every day without fail. Set a time for yourself, be it in the morning or evening set a time as well. For starters keep it for a duration of 15-20 minutes or less. Sit in the designated place, close your eyes and just concentrate on your breathing. In the beginning, it will be heavy but slowly as you concentrate on breathing in and out, the breath will calm down. Also, be concious of your thoughts that come to your mind but don’t let the mind get swayed. Address it and then return back to concentrating on your breath.

Once you get into the habit, slowly you can increase the duration. However, the best time preferred for meditation is morning since that time the mind is fresh and yet to be crawled down by worries of the day.

Before you begin, clear your mind

Working through deadlines but leaving that in the middle to jump to meditation will yield no result. Before you sit for meditation, let your mind stop and breath.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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