About Meditation

Hello, this is the new beginning for Meditation Instructions. Previously on a new site, we are moving across to fulfill all of those who were looking for us on this domain name!

Our contents include the internet’s only, DIY step by step guide that can get you started, and through all of the common obstacles to a healthy meditation practice. We cover things like a lack of motivation, restlessness, making no progress (imagined, and actual), and other things that can get in the way of this ancient and proven technique for inner happiness.

We also review the best books on the subject, with ideas on improving your practice from the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, as well as Christian and Sufi masters. We also look at Zen, Hindu, and walking meditation. Some of these are great if you are looking for a way to spice up your practice. Who knows, you may be the world’s best walking meditator in waiting!

We are thankful to everyone who has contributed to so much great content over the years. And for those like Dan and Sue who have helped with web design, and Photoshop, skills, to make this site what it has been for so many.

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Meditation is a relaxation technique employed by hundreds of thousand people. The idea behind it is that with the right tools and a little inner peace you can center yourself completely so that you find a balance between all of your emotions. Meditation is thought to be one of the simplest ways to set emotional rightness. There are a great many tools that can enhance the time you spend meditating but before you try anything particularly exotic you’ll have to understand the basic methods that go with meditating effectively.

The first thing you should do when beginning to meditate is to establish a time of day that you will be able to do so. Meditation has been found to be most beneficial when done on a consistent schedule. That being said the schedule does not necessarily have to be the same time every day. You may have a rotation of three or four days if you so wish, as long as it is a set time on each day and the schedule rotates itself as such. As long as the time you decide to meditate is a time where you are not bombarded with thoughts outside of the purpose of relaxation you should be fine. That being said if you are used to using your mornings to set up the things that you have to do throughout the day you should not attempt meditation at this time. On the other hand if you use nights to go over what happened over the course of your day doesn’t try to break this cycle and meditate then.

The next step of meditation is simple comfort ability. Find a spot and position that you aren’t feeling as if your body is straining to maintain your stillness. You have no doubt seen people on television or in movies meditating in a crossed legged position on the floor. While this is a common position it is not the only acceptable one. If you find that your legs fall asleep while you are crossed legged then unfold them. If you do not wish to sit on the floor then sit on a couch or another cushioned place. It is impossible to get the full benefits of meditation if your body is in pain or discomfort. It is important that you are in a position where you are not likely to fall asleep (as while sleep is important you’re your body you are not likely to get the same experience from sleep as you do meditation) but at the same time it is important for you to be able to relax for however long you have decided to hold that position.

Take time to observe the silence around you. Meditation can be seen as taking the silence of your environment and bringing it into your body. Close your eyes breathe deeply. Listen to the sound of your heartbeat as you relax.
While there are many things that go onto the list of “how to get the most of out our meditation session” the most crucial point is to concentrate simply on concentrating. Whatever your reason for beginning a meditation schedule you will have to find them yourself in the quiet of your own mind.