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How To Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Updated: 6 days ago

When something happens on the physical level, it has already happened on the subtle level. Meditation can help you access higher consciousness and improve your physical experiences because everything is interconnected.


How To Meditate

Meditation is like a doorway to move between different planes of existence. When you're ready to practice:

  • Find a comfortable space where you will be free from distractions

  • I prefer to sit on the floor in the Ardha Padmasana [half lotus] position... different positions or a chair is fine, too

  • Keep your spine erect by pushing your lower back in and shoulders back

  • Eyes are softly closed & tongue placement is at the tip of your palate

  • Place your palms on your lap facing upwards and ready to receive

  • With your eyes closed, turn your inward gaze to your 3rd eye chakra

  • Focus on slowing down your breathing

  • While breathing, inhale, allowing your abdomen to extend & exhale [with your mouth closed], allowing your abdomen to pull in

  • Observe your thoughts, but let them go

  • Experience the joy and bliss that is your birthright

There should be a 2-3 hour gap between your last meal and meditation. Gentle music or guided meditation can be used as well.

When To Meditate

When you sit to meditate, your mind fights to stay active. Meditation is a practice because it requires effort, consistency, and patience.

You are welcome to meditate anytime that works for you.

However, the time right before sunrise has proven benefits due to the alignment of...

This is said to be when the drop of immortality healing nectar is released. It is also said to be the best time to read spiritual texts. Some prefer to meditate soon after waking and before starting their day.

Meditation before bed is effective because you feel calm and relaxed. As a result, you take your peaceful mind and the last thing you focused on into your dreams instead of the earlier stress of the day.

For your practice to effectively carry the calmness throughout your day, you'll need to make meditation consistent.

Benefits Of Meditation

For the most part, meditation trains your mind to declutter your mind and overcome your conditioning [samskaras]. And helps to cultivate inner peace. Additional benefits of meditation include:

  • Opening up the Akash [ether] element

  • Expands your consciousness

  • Regulates your emotional temperature

  • Increases immunity

  • Improves clarity

  • Increases your sense of belonging

  • Bring steadiness to your senses and strengthen your nervous system

Moreover, this meditation process leads to the ultimate spiritual goal- liberation.

Start small with 5 minutes a day for the next 21 days. You can increase the time increments after. Initially, you will need to put in effort, but the goal is to move towards effortlessness in practice and presence.

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Anusa is an avid reader and loves to write. When she is not studying, or talking about astrology you can find her out and about in NYC with her family. 

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