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Meditation: A beginners guide


It doesn't have to be a preceded place or fancy space. you can literally wake up and lie still for a few moments before you get up. Or when on a walk you can use a wee quiet moment to breathe. I personally meditate when running or while in the shower. There is no fast or hard rule to meditation. Just a time for you to clear your mind and concentrate on your breathing.

A Basic Meditation for Beginners

The first thing to clarify: What we’re doing here is aiming for mindfulness, not some process that magically wipes your mind clear of the countless and endless thoughts that erupt and ping constantly in our brains. We’re just practicing bringing our attention to our breath, and then back to the breath when we notice our attention has wandered.

  1. Get comfortable and prepare to sit still for a few minutes. After you stop reading this, you’re going to simply focus on your own natural inhaling and exhaling of breath.

  2. Focus on your breath. Where do you feel your breath most? In your belly? In your nose? Try to keep your attention on your inhale and exhale.

  3. Follow your breath for two minutes. Take a deep inhale, expanding your belly, and then exhale slowly, elongating the out-breath as your belly contracts.

Use Incense and Sage

When creating your space, burn incense and sage. The powerful smoke from sage will dissipate energy and ions form your environment and clear the space.

Sage: Light the sage and then immediately blow out the flame, so the sage is smoking. Take in a dish to each corner of your home. Relight if necessary.

What else to add to my space?

Starting to love meditation or need something to help you get there?

You can add crystals such as Selenite and amethyst to your space to help focus and reach a higher meditative state.

Singing bowls are a wonderful meditation tool. The sound vibrations will not only focus you and clear your chakras, they also cleanse your entire space.

Himalayan Salt lamps are also a great tool. They deionise your environment and reduce stress and anxiety. Just make sure you get a real salt lamp, and not a reconstituted salt lamp, or they will fall apart easily.

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