Probably my favorite beginner meditation tip is also the best way to start any meditation session; focus on your breath.
Deep breathing slows the heart rate, focuses the mind and relaxes the body.
The three steps for a simple breath meditation are:
- Sit or lay down in a relaxed position, away from any distractions.
- Slowly allow yourself to concentrate on your breath, not forcing it, just watching.
- Continue to do this for any duration of time you want. I found that starting with 10 breaths was a great way to start. From there you can either continue to count your breaths or a duration of time like 10 minutes.
If during the meditation practice your mind strays, just allow it come back to your breath.
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