Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stress Prevention: How to Meditate in 3 Easy Steps


How to Meditate in 3 Easy Steps

There are many stages that are important when learning to meditate. What we are going to focus on today is called breathing meditation.The goal of breathing meditation is to sooth the mind and create a level of inner tranquility. Practicing the correct breathing methods is a very crucial part when meditating. Here is how to breathe correctly when meditating in these 3 simple and easy steps:

Step 1.) The first step in meditation is to make sure there are no distractions in the area that you wish to meditate in. When choosing a location, it is important to choose a peaceful place, where you feel the most comfortable andthe most at ease in. A good example of where to meditate would be by a lake, when the weather is nice and no one is around. Pick a place where you are easily able to clear your mind.

Step 2.) The second step when practicing breathing meditation is to find a comfortable position to sit in. The most commonly known position that people choose to sit in when practicing their breathing is the conventional cross-legged position. If you feel more comfortable sitting in a chair or on a couch, that is also acceptable. The most important thing about the position that you are in when practicing your breathing meditations is that you are comfortable, and are not in a position where you feel tired or able to fall asleep. 

Step 3.) The third step when practicing breathing meditation is to sit with your eyes partially closed, and shift your attention to your breathing techniques. Be aware of your breathing without focusing on trying to manage your breathing. It is important that you remain breathing normally. Your goal is to become mindful of your breath as it enters and leaves your nostrils. The act of your breath entering and leaving your nostrils is the core purpose of the breathing meditation process. The goal is to shift your focus to awareness of your breathing, while leaving everything else, all of your worries, and all of the stress that is currently taking place in your mind, behind.

I hope this article provided some good insight on breathing meditation, how it is beneficial, along with some good practicing ideas. If you have any comments of suggestions, please leave them in the comments below! We would love to your feedback. Thank you!

Samantha Frascone