Everyone agree that feeling calm, having the ability to focus and being happy are things we all want to achieve. Not just temporarily but long term!
There are many different ways to meditate, including using a set of Japa Mala Beads for mantra meditation. In this article, we will explain how to practice one of the most simple and enjoyable forms of meditation so that you too can achieve these states of mind..
What Is Meditation – How Can It Benefit You?
Meditation is an absolutely amazing tool and practice that we can use to calm our minds, improve our focus and become and be happier. This guide is an excellent starting point that will pave the way for almost any other type of meditation you may wish to learn and practice in the future.
I’m going to share an overview of the style I have experience with and teach you how to practice one of the simplest and most effective styles of meditation, commonly called “breath awareness meditation”.
- Improve focus and concentration
- Become less irritable and more calm
- Reduce anxiety
- Become happier
This is just but a small list of the benefits meditation can bring into your life.
HOW TO PRACTICE BREATH AWARENESS MEDITATION
Get Comfortable & Find Quiet Place – Make It Easier For Yourself
To start, get comfortable and find a private and peaceful location where you won’t be bothered and is ideally quiet. If you’re unable to find a quiet place you can use headphones or ear buds and listen to some white noise, or relaxing meditation music (just search for some on YouTube). Binaural beats audio is very cool too!
Personally I like to practice without the aid of anything electronic because this means I am cultivating a practice that I can do anywhere without needing something external to allow me to practice meditation.
There’s no problem with background noises or music in your location, just as long as you’re hearing it more so as background noise rather than active noise that you find distracting. As you continue to develop your practice, your ability to tune out background sounds will likely improve. One day noises that you find distracting may become completely unnoticed.
The Effects of Meditation – What Can You Expect To Happen From Meditating
During your meditation, your mind and body may become calm, or they may not.
Just do a quick Google search “your city name meditation group” to find one near you; they’re typically free or extremely cheap to attend.
Many will meet on a weekly (or more frequently basis) and you will meditate together. The meditations are often followed by group discussions about healthy and happy living in some way.