Meditation is very easy to learn, even if you’ve never tried it. The most basic forms are very effective and only involve sitting down and breathing, which teaches anyone how to relax naturally.
It’s best to do your meditation just after you wake up in the morning, before you have your breakfast and coffee. You’re refreshed from sleep and haven’t been bombarded by your daily stresses and obligations yet, and it will be easier for you to slip into a very relaxed state of mind.
Go to a quiet room in your house where you will not be disturbed. If your house is always busy just wake up well before anyone else does and get to a secluded and isolated place without distractions. Locking yourself in the bathroom is fine if that’s what it takes to find some peace and quiet!
Next, get into a comfortable seated position and close your eyes. Do your best to clear your head and focus solely on the in and out of your breath. It’s normal if at first you feel a bit anxious. Most people never take the time to sit in silence with their thoughts so it may take some time for you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Just stick with it and focus on your breathing and your mind will eventually quiet down after a few minutes.
Many people find meditation to be intimidating and are very uncomfortable sitting in silence without distractions. This is very normal! Understand that the longer you stay in meditation, the deeper the relaxation you achieve. Practice for at least twenty minutes and you will see some wonderfully relaxing results!
To be most effective, it’s best to make meditation a regular habit. Start every morning off with at least twenty minutes of meditation. Understand that most of us have lots of anxiety and stress built up in our minds, so it may take a few days of meditating to feel a lot better. But if you practice daily, you will know how to relax naturally and easily with meditation.
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