Learning to Meditate Properly

Learning to Meditate Properly

Meditation is something that anyone and everyone can do but there are ways that you can increase your meditation by learning how to do it properly. This will help to improve your mind, body and soul and can have some great health benefits along the way such as:

  • Decreasing stress.
  • Getting rid of worry.
  • Reducing anxiety.
  • Decreasing depression.
  • Helping with overall emotional wellbeing.
  • Increasing the mind.
  • Improving energy levels.
  • Increasing the immune system.
  • Giving more confidence.
  • Helping you to be more positive.


Meditation is a practice that is helpful to increase your emotions and to get rid of suffering. If you have hate or anger in your life, meditating can calm this in your mind and give you a clear picture. It can help you to see yourself better and to see the things in your life that might not be living up to the right level. It can give you peace, healing and help you to be more positive.

There are ways that you can meditate properly, and this can help you to know what to do and how to handle things in your life. You can start by making sure that you are sitting up straight and that you have your legs crossed on the floor or in a chair.

The body and the mind are connected to each other and so as long as you have good posture, your energy can work through your spine and throughout your body so that it can help you to get rid of negative thoughts.

Here are some tips to meditating properly:

  • Find a Quiet Place

Find a place that is quiet and comfortable. Make sure that you are somewhere that you won’t be distracted. You should be able to meditate for as little as 20 minutes and some can go for hours. You should work up in your meditation. You can even make a shrine or an altar that you can put candles on while you meditate.  Some people will use crystals and oils while they meditate.

  • Opening or Closing the Eyes

There are some people that will keep their eyes closed when they meditate while others want to keep their eyes partly open. Meditating is what you want to do and there is no right or wrong in how to keep your eyes.

You want to make sure that you aren’t going to fall asleep if your eyes are closed and if you keep your eyes partly open, it can help you to be more present with what you are doing. You need to try it both ways and see which method is best for you.

  • Focusing

Meditation is the practice of focusing on what is going on in the spiritual world. You can focus on a candle flame or a light so that you can reach your meditation goals. Some people have a hard time not focusing on things while meditating and so they will find things that they can practice with. This can help you to be more aware of what is going on in your mind and body while you meditate.

Some people will use objects to focus while others will use their breathing to focus on while they are meditating.

  • Breathing Practices

Another thing that you need to focus on is your breathing. This is something that is part of the experience and can help you to focus on the strength in your body. As you deep breathe, you will see that you can relax better. This can help you to have a strong wellbeing and peace. Practice your breathing even when you aren’t meditating.

  • Count Your Breathing

If you are having a hard time being calm during meditation, you can practice counting as you breathe in and out. Do this all the way until four counting one as you breathe in and then two as you breathe out. Do this to four and then repeat it. This can allow you to focus on your breathing and not your thoughts.

  • Thinking

Meditation is supposed to be about clearing your mind. When you first start though, it can be hard to have a clear mind. That is why breathing is one way to get rid of your thoughts and to focus on what is going on in your body at the present time. Try not to worry about thoughts coming to your mind or your imagination taking off because this will happen until you get used to doing meditation. If that happens, try to clear your mind, and start again.


You might want to try to use music while you meditate but the best is if you can do it in the quiet. As you are quiet and you are meditating, it can bring healing to your life. Sitting in silence can make you feel calm and peaceful.

Strong Emotions

As you meditate, you might want to get rid of emotions that are holding you back. If you feel angry or sad, let them go. If you are frustrated or ashamed of yourself, let it go. Let your mind get rid of these strong emotions. Focus on your emotions as you release them.

The different emotions that you have can have a lot to do with how you are feeling and what is going on in your body. Pay attention to the different sensations that you are feeling and let your mind calm you.


When you first start meditating, start slow. Try a few minutes and then build up. You will learn to meditate longer and eventually you will get to 20 minutes. This will allow you to meditate without feeling stressed. Do what makes you comfortable and feels good to you.

Enjoying Your Meditation

Meditating should be something that feels good to you. You should enjoy meditating and it can bring you peace. Keep practicing until you are able to do it without feeling stressed or anxious.

Don’t feel stressed about meditating and be kind to yourself no matter how long or how short you go. As you practice, you should do this with joy and with peace. Keep practicing and you will see that you will be able to meditate properly.

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