Using A Simple Meditation Guide

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It is simply relaxing and taking time to “breathe in”, “breath out” and “breath in again”. The more you practice, the easier it becomes and you will find that you are settling into a meditative state almost effortlessly.

Ways To Learn How To Meditate

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There are many ways to learn how to meditate, so before you begin you should know which techniques work best for you. You might find that the one sentence technique works best for you, or that the breathing exercise will help you calm down your nerves, etc. You should try the different methods until you find the one that works the best for you. It may take a while to figure out which technique works best for you, but it will be worth your time. Here are some simple meditation guides:

Sit in a comfortable chair with your back straight and your legs comfortably crossed beneath you. Keep your eyes closed, and start by concentrating on each breath as you breathe it in. The more you practice, the easier this becomes. Once you are completely focused on each breath, slowly focus on your breathing out, remembering to exhale at the same time each time you breath in. This simple meditation guide will get you started on the path to meditation!

Key To This Simple Meditation Guide

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The key to this simple meditation guide is in keeping focus and being aware of your actions. If you become aware that you are taking breaths, even if you do not realize that you are doing so, you will be doing so unconsciously. The next step is to focus on the action of taking the breath. It could be as simple as focusing on counting from one to twenty, or it could be as complex as counting backwards from one to twenty-one… whatever feels most natural and easy for you.

Once you have become aware of your breathing and focused on taking breaths, it is important to become aware of your thoughts. You might at this point wonder how long it will take you to focus on your thoughts. A simple way to help yourself stay focused and aware is to imagine that your thoughts are racing across a plain, smooth field. Count your thoughts as they pass by, beginning at one on the left and moving clockwise. Once you reach twenty-one, you will feel as if you have really become aware of your thoughts.

Remain Aware Of Your Thoughts

The key here is to remain aware of your thoughts, but to become aware of your breath’s as you experience each breath. If you become aware of your breaths you will no longer need to count them; instead, you will just experience the feeling of each breath as it passes by. As you become more aware of your breaths, you will find that your meditation sessions will become more relaxed. As your consciousness reaches a state of awareness and of pure relaxation, your subconscious mind will respond by producing the specific relaxing qualities of the deeply relaxed state of meditation.

Last Words

A final exercise to practice before you begin to meditate is to pay attention to the quality of each breath that you take. Think about the words that are entering your mind as you breathe, focusing on each breath’s quality as you exhale and on each breath as you inhale. You can focus on one word or even a group of words, noting when they begin to become aware and when they stop. This is an excellent exercise to help you become more aware of what is happening in your body as you are meditating. It can also help you become more relaxed. Once you understand how breathing relates to becoming aware of the quality of your breath, you will be able to use this meditation tip to improve your breathing on a daily basis and therefore increase your relaxation and concentration levels.

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