Meditation tips for beginners.

April is Stress Awareness Month.  A major goal of this month is to encourage people to try out different stress mitigation techniques.  One great way to alleviate stress is by meditating.  Interested in trying out meditation but not sure where to start?  Then try out these suggestions for beginners.

  • Start with Short Sessions

Many people are surprised to learn that meditation requires practice and a considerable amount of focus.  This is because meditation requires you to clear your mind, concentrate on your breathing, and slowly allow yourself to relax.  When you are starting out, you may find it difficult to keep all your thoughts and worries at bay.  This is why you should keep your meditation sessions short at first, about two minutes a day.  As you get used to the process of zoning into your body’s needs and allowing your mind to clear, increase the time you spend meditating.

  • Meditate in the Morning

While it’s easy to say that you will meditate every day, it may be difficult to work this into your schedule once you are up and running.  This is why you should try meditating first thing in the morning.  Not only is this an easy way to ensure that you are getting your daily meditation in, but it also helps you relax, focus, and prepare for the stress of the day ahead.

  • Focus on How You’re Feeling

To begin your meditation session, focus on your physical, mental, and emotional state.  Ask yourself how your body feels, what your state of mind is, and how you are feeling emotionally.  Once you have acknowledged your current state, focus on your breathing to center your thoughts, and guide yourself away from all your anxieties and discomforts.  Counting your breaths is a great way to make your breathing pattern the center of your attention.  During this process, your mind will probably wander.  This is totally fine, and you should not beat yourself up over it.  If you notice this happening, calmly refocus on your breathing and once again try to clear your mind.

Try out these tips to start meditating this April.  Looking for a stress-free insurance experience?  If so, then contact the experts at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California.  We are eager to get you covered today.