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Top Tips for Learning Meditation

By Hayley Hunkin

Learning to meditate can be the start of a better lifestyle, especially as meditation provides many benefits to your health, such as enabling relaxation, stress reduction, and even pain reduction in many cases. However, the majority of meditation courses around assume you will at least know the basics of meditation techniques, so it can be difficult to get started.

Moonlady Healing does offer a beginner's course in meditation that will take you through the steps of learning the art of meditation. The following top tips will help you to make the most of your meditation course.

Take Your Time
You cannot expect to become an expert in meditation in just one session. It will take time to perfect the art of meditation, so give yourself plenty of time to learn. Don't stress yourself out if you don't seem to get the hang of it straight away, especially as the aim of meditation is to reduce stress and get in touch with your inner peace.  Even little steps in the right direction can be helpful. Some people find that they so continually stressed in their daily lives that it takes a few sessions just to learn how to relax enough to start a real meditation session.

Practice Daily
Practice makes perfect and refining the art of meditation is no different from learning any other skill. Make a time to practice every day. You will need between five and 20 minutes. Soon, you'll wonder how you ever lived without your daily meditation session and you will be far more relaxed, less stressed, and more able to cope with the complexities and challenges daily life presents.

Breath Right
A major component of good meditation techniques is breathing. When you take slow, deep breaths, your body naturally relaxes. When your breathing is fast and shallow, your body is preparing for danger and it becomes impossible to relax. The starting place to most meditation sessions is simply to close your eyes (to reduce distractions) and focus on breathing in and out in a slow, consistent pattern. Breathe in for five seconds, hold your breath for three seconds and expel your breath slowly for five seconds. Try this several times in a row before you start your meditation session.

Use Meditation Tools
There are plenty of meditation tools you can use. Guided meditation sessions with an expert are extremely useful, but sometimes, you will not have the expert available when you want to meditate. Using a meditation CD with sweet sounds will help you to focus and to block out the rest of the world while you meditate. You can use meditation texts, chants, and other meditation tools that will help you to relax and find your inner peace.

Learning the art of meditation is not difficult, but it can take some time to get the hang of the practice. Try the course for beginners and enjoy some group guided meditation sessions before you try to meditate for yourself at home.

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