Top 5 meditation tips for beginners
Do you love the idea of practising meditation but find yourself constantly putting it in the too hard basket? Well, take a deep breath and relax, because that's about to change...
Meditation has many health benefits, including stress reduction and increased resilience and focus, says Louise Ring, spa director at Chuan Spa, The Langham Melbourne. And while starting out may seem a little intimidating, it's never going to be too daunting when you're armed with these tricks...
LOUISE'S TOP 5 MEDITATION TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
#1. You don't have to meditate for long.
Attempting to complete as little as five or 10 minutes a day is a great starting point.
#2. You don't need to purchase expensive equipment.
There's no need for an specific items, really; all you need is a quiet place where you feel comfortable to sit for a certain period of time.
#3. Getting distracted is perfectly normal.
Don't be discouraged if you find your mind wandering off in different directions. When you notice your thoughts coming and going, gently bring your attention back to your breath.
#4. There's no perfect place for meditation.
It just has to be comfortable. This means your perfect place could be your bedroom, study or garden. The possibilities are endless.
#5. Try not to give up too easily.
Signing up for a meditation class is a great way to ensure you remain focused and committed to making meditation a part of your life. Focus on how you want to make meditation work for you, and give yourself a positive goal to work towards. (Read: stress relief or better quality of sleep.) If you fall off the meditation wagon, don’t beat yourself up; just begin your daily practise again without making yourself feel guilty.
And one tip from us...
Our mood is so often influenced by scent, so why not give your meditation space a little relaxation boost by burning essential oils? We love using In Essence Ceramic Electric Vaporiser with a number of scents to create a soothing backdrop. Try In Essence Lavender Pure Essential Oil, Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Frankincense Pure Essential Oil, or JURLIQUE Comforting Blend Essential Oil to help calm your mind naturally.
Do you practise mediation? If so, what are your tips for those starting out? Have you experienced any great health benefits from regular meditation?