As a beginner, just learning to meditate, it’s important that you choose a meditation technique that works for you. There are so many out there, thought, it can get overwhelming trying to figure out which ones to try. So here are the top 5 meditation techniques for beginners.
Breathing meditation is one of the easiest meditation techniques for beginners. Simply sit comfortably and focus on your breath. With this technique there isn’t any specific breathing technique you need to learn, you let your breath come naturally and just focus on it. It’s a very easy technique to help you get started.
This meditation technique is a good beginner one because it gives you a single point to focus on. A lot of beginners have trouble focusing their minds. This technique gives you something to focus on, it can be a candle, flower, or anything you want. It requires that you focus on this one thing and study it’s details. It’s about focusing so much on this one thing that you don’t pay attention to anything else, to help deepen your focus.
Mindful Walking Meditation
For those of you who find sitting and focusing on one single point challenging when you’re just starting out there is a meditation technique for you too. The mindfulness walking meditation derives from Zen Buddhism, where participants walk around the room, a step is taken after ever full breath. This is one variation of that, and all you have to do is walk and take in your surroundings. Focusing on everything around you like the sounds of the birds or the details of the plants.
The mantra meditation technique involves the use of a word or sound, repeated over and over to help focus. It can be any word or sound you want. It’s better to use something that doesn’t hold a lot of meaning to you. Using a word that has significant meaning to you can have the opposite effect, causing your mind to focus on those thoughts or memories, rather than helping to clear and focus it.
Body Scan Meditation
One of the easiest ones I found when starting out, was the body scan technique. It’s very easy cause it can take as much time as you choose, and all you have to do is focus on your different body parts. Checking in with them and focusing on how they feel. It can be a very quick easy way to take some time out of your day and focus on something less hectic. Plus it’s very easy to direct your mind to focus on something you know, and have an order to it.
Meditation is a great way to clear your mind and let go of any anxiety or fear that you have. It can be used as a way to restart your day when it starts getting hectic. Adding a CBD product such as a CBD oil or CBD gummy can also help, giving you an extra boost to relax faster, and get into that meditative state with less difficulty.