3 Tips To Start A Meditation Practice

If you haven’t experienced the peace and tranquility that comes from meditation, consider starting a practice. Meditation allows us to tap into an inner peace that comes from going inward and connecting with a higher source. Through a regular practice, people find that they feel calmer, more peaceful, and happier.

Here are some tips for beginning a meditation practice:

  1. Clear the Mind. The main thing to do in meditation is to relax and clear the mind by sitting, focusing and breathing. It helps to sit upright, close the eyes, and concentrate on the breath. This state of mind carries with it a sense of peace that remains long after meditating. With practice, you’re continuously clearing your mind of negativity and allowing a stronger connection to the Universe and all of its gifts.
  2. Keep it Simple. Meditation is simple and doesn’t require any fancy tools. The most important investment is dedicating the time to do it. There are numerous techniques and the goal is not to be perfect, but to simply practice breathing and clearing your mind. In my book, Just Give Your Head a Shake, I describe how to practice Buddhist Vipissana meditation. The book can be ordered here.
  3. Get a Buddy. If you’re just starting meditation and want to make it a habit, consider teaming up with a “buddy” who will keep you motivated in your practice. There are many great benefits in having the power of two (or more) people engaged in the same goal. You don’t need to meditate together; rather it’s helpful to support each other in an ongoing practice.

Everything in life starts on the inside and manifests outward. If you want more stability, peace, and harmony, a meditation practice can change you from the inside out. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

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