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Mindfulness Meditation: Ways to Get Started

By Rojer @healthxwellness
Mindfulness Meditation: Ways to Get Started

Mindfulness Meditation is an ancient tradition that has been scientifically studied and shown to have a big positive impact on our minds and bodies.

Most of us know of meditation. We know that in the middle of our busy lives there is a skill when we can master we’ll have a quiet mind and be able to live our lives with more clarity and meaning. You will find however a lot of different opinions on what meditation should be.

Learning how to do mindfulness meditation will help us to be present in the moment we are in, just like we are, without having to change or perhaps be something we are not. Mindfulness teaches us in which to stay the moment, even if it is difficult or painful. This means facing the reality of a situation head-on without rejecting it or glossing regarding this to make it more palatable.

This mindfulness being active is far more powerful than most people give it credit for. It takes some people years of practice before they are able to complete a single minute of alert, clear attention.


Look for a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted. The easiest way to begin (since it is more comfortable) is to lay flat down or perhaps in a reclining chair, with eyes closed. However, if you’re used to meditating sitting up or this feels easier to you then you can sit on a chair, on the floor or on a cushion. Adopt a posture that’s straight but not uncomfortable.

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You probably know this already, but formal mindfulness meditation practice is simply plain good for you. Decades of ongoing research in the fields of medicine, psychology, and neurology have proven that the consistent and daily practice is profoundly good for your physical, mental, and emotional health.


You will see that your mind wanders and that you lose awareness of your breath and realize you’re caught up in thoughts. Don’t fight it or attempt to control it. Take note of it and simply focus back on your breathing and/or your body and allow the thoughts fade out by themselves. In this way they disappear from your awareness just like your breathing did when it was replaced by thoughts.


When you first start out on the journey to meditate daily, it can be helpful to experiment with what time of the day you choose to meditate. Maybe you’re a morning person, or maybe it works well that you should start the day off right by meditating very first thing in the morning before the demands of the day press in you. Maybe you’d like to meditate in the afternoon and use time to reboot and replenish.


The easiest and many effect thing to focus on may be the sensation of the breath flowing in and out of your nostrils or of your belly rising and falling. Be aware of the sensations as you inhale and exhale. Breathe normally because you want to pay attention to what is within this moment. If you suddenly find normal breathing difficult and also you then try to control your breathing somehow, just take note of it and accept it. Just keep the focus on your natural breath and relax into it.

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Meditate with a Group

Meditating with a group on a regular basis can provide you with a feeling of community and belonging which will help to reinforce your meditation lifestyle. You’ll also find it helpful to develop relationships with other people who are thinking about meditation too. There aren’t many places where we’re invited to speak openly about our inner journey. A meditation community can be one particular place.

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