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Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide to Finding Inner Peace

Meditation is a powerful practice that has been used for centuries to promote inner peace, well-being and self-awareness. It's an easy practice that can be done by anyone, regardless of their level of experience or background. However, for those who are new to meditation, it can be challenging to know where to begin. This beginner's guide is intended to help you understand the basics of meditation and how to start your own practice.

First, it is important to understand that meditation is not about erasing your thoughts or completely emptying your mind. It's about learning to observe your thoughts without getting caught up in them. One way to do this is through mindfulness meditation. This form of meditation involves paying attention to your breath and noticing when your mind wanders. When you notice that your mind has wandered, you simply bring your attention back to your breath.

Another popular form of meditation is Mantra which involves repeating a specific word or phrase, called a mantra, throughout the meditation. This method helps to calm the mind and bring a sense of inner peace.

We have guided meditations and meditation courses available in our Virtual Studio, if you want a place to start. Guided meditations can be particularly helpful for beginners as they provide guidance and structure for the meditation practice.

When it comes to finding the right time to meditate, the best time is really whenever you can fit it into your schedule. It's important to find a time of day that works for you and stick to it as best you can. Consistency is key when building any new habit or routine. Many people find that meditating in the morning can set a positive tone for the day ahead, while others prefer to meditate in the evening as a way to unwind from the day. And choosing a time of day when the body and mind feel more relaxed, can be beneficial in helping you drop into that meditative state of mind.

It's also important when starting out to find a quiet place where you can meditate without being disturbed. This could be a dedicated meditation room, or simply a quiet corner of your home. It's important to create a space that feels comfortable and conducive to meditation. As you gain more experience, it will feel easier to access meditation anywhere/anytime.

As with any new habit, it's important to be patient and persistent with your meditation practice. It can take some time to see results, so it's important to stick with it and not get discouraged. Start with just a few minutes of meditation each day and gradually increase the length of your meditation sessions over time.

Meditation is a powerful practice that can bring numerous benefits to your mental, emotional and physical health. With a little bit of patience and persistence, anyone can start a successful meditation practice. So, give it a try, and see how it can improve your overall well-being.

If you want to begin a home meditation practice, join us on our Virtual Studio

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