Meditation Tips for Beginners: Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is an infusion of concentration and open awareness which is essential in overcoming suffering and seeing the wisdom within us. This practice doesn’t ask you to be different from who you are. Instead it allows you to become more aware of truth on a moment to moment basis. It trains our mind and being to be present with whatever is happening in us. Mindfulness meditation is connected to the Buddhist practice of Vipassana, also known as “insight meditation.”

Similar to concentrative meditation in that you focus on an object like the breath, your thoughts and feelings or sounds. It is a broader spectrum to mindfulness meditation however, as you can do this practice during eating, walking or house work. With this practice, you will learn to be mindful of everything happening within you. You can accept your emotions, thoughts and sensations without judgment and be in the moment. Even when you’re not meditating, you will find yourself paying more attention to moments in your life. In mindfulness meditation, you have the opportunity to check your pulse and figure out how you feel.

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

There are infinite ways of practicing mindful meditation such as forgiveness, gratuity and heart based meditations. You can mindfully cleanse and open your chakras or just focus on your feelings. You will know what part of you needs work as you begin to listen to your true self. This practice will quiet your ego and allow you to see your true inner self. A good beginning to your spiritual journey. At first you may only be able to sit in silence for a few minutes but with time, you’ll gain more energy for the practice.

  1. Find a quiet and safe spot, making yourself as comfortable as possible. It can be inside or outside.
  2. Sit, lie or stand in a comfortable position.
  3. “Feel” or “follow your breath taking deep breaths in and long, slow breaths out. Feel yourself relaxing.
  4. Quiet your mind. Whatever thoughts come, look at them with compassion and allow them to float away. Come back to your centre and quiet the mind. If pain arises in the body due to stress for example, feel them. Quietly say, “This too.” This is acknowledging that something is happening in you. You are not denying your feelings but accepting them and offering compassion.

 

Being mindful is like showing up for our lives and truly living. We don’t allow the ego to rule our life anymore. This gives us a more loving kindness attitude towards the world and prevents us from running from the fear of suffering. The Buddha teaches us that life is suffering and when we acknowledge and accept that sometimes we are afraid or angry or sad, it stops having control over us. This is the power of mindfulness meditation.

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  1. March 5, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    I’ve always thought my mind is too busy for meditation but it sounds like that’s tye exact reason I should try it.
    Katja xxx
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  2. March 3, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Have you tried the calm.com app? That’s how I started. Short guided meditations whenever I felt anxious.

  3. March 3, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Meditation is so very important to me! It really does help me to get my day started as well as with ending my evening.

  4. March 2, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Great post! I tried this mindfulness meditation and love it. It helps relaxed my mind and body. I need to keep doing it more often. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  5. Samantha
    March 2, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    meditation is so hard for me! I will definitely use these tips.

  6. March 2, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Meditation keeps me from thinking about the negative stuff or even having a negative mindset. I think it’s a great way to relieve stress and even keep your mind active and to keep yourself mentally healthy.

  7. Elizabeth O.
    March 2, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I think meditation is amazing! It’s definitely one of the things that allow me to relax especially when I’m having a rough week. I really like these tips! They’re perfect for beginners. It’s not that difficult to start meditating and to include it in your routine.

  8. Dana Vento
    March 2, 2017 / 8:01 am

    I love taking myself to front of the ocean or something like full of flowers that I appreciate, it’s my kind of meditation.

  9. March 2, 2017 / 6:18 am

    I need to learn how to quiet my mind. I literally feel like there’s so much I need to do. I’m very energetic and I know that at times I need to slow down. These are very helpful tips. Will definitely try some of these.

  10. Sondra Barker
    March 2, 2017 / 3:49 am

    I am so glad I read this post! I’ve been hearing how life changing meditation can be, especially for stress and anxiety. Cannot wait to start meditating!

  11. March 2, 2017 / 2:45 am

    Yes! First think I learned in therapy is mindfulness even though mine is viewing it at a different standpoint ! But I love this post and how helpful it is! xoxo

  12. March 1, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Never tried this but I must start for sure. I mean, some form of stress realise is necessary. Thanks for the tips.

  13. March 1, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    These are great tips, I never really knew how to meditate, as I have never officially practiced before. I feel like this will help me get centered when I just feel off.

  14. Kristen
    March 1, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    This is such a great reminder of what I need to be doing on a daily basis. Reading this makes me want to go do this now!

  15. March 1, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I am not the best at meditating, so I usually try breathing techniques to calm myself and get centered. Mindfulness is amazing freedom from being in reaction mode, and I have not given up on meditating!

  16. March 1, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I hear meditation is so good for you but I’ve never actually tried to do it! It’s difficult to get any time away from the kids to have some quiet time on my own! This is a great guide for me since it’s for beginners and I wouldn’t even know where to start!

  17. March 1, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    When I meditate, I try to clear my mind of all thought. It’s real difficult to not think or think of nothingness. I’ve written about this in my LOA blog and I call it a mental restart or reboot.

  18. March 1, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    From someone who has never meditated, this seems like a really great list. Maybe I will try it out here soon. I could use some relaxation.

  19. March 1, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Great suggestions to relieve stress! I need to try some of these techniques to relax my mind!

  20. March 1, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    These are fantastic tips! I can’t wait to start! I have always wanted to try this, but never really knew where to begin!

  21. March 1, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I should try some meditation and your tips look really easy to follow. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all negative situations. I think meditation could be great to catch a balance again.

  22. March 1, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I am making it a habit to stay in the present. Its difficult sometimes to not look forward or back, but its the best way to live.

  23. March 1, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Such a great suggestion for stress. We teach it at work for patience and they all speak so highly of it

  24. robin Rue
    March 1, 2017 / 11:06 am

    These are awesome tips. I have been thinking about starting some daily meditation, so this is perfect timing.

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