What is meditation? How To Meditate For Beginners

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Meditation is a popular type of meditation and is chosen by many people because of the benefits it brings. If you are new to learning about Meditation or have been practicing Zen for a while but are not familiar with this type of Zen, then this blog is perfect for you. In the article, we will learn together what Meditation is, how to do it for newbies.

What is Focus Meditation?

Hình thức Thiền Định (Focus Meditation)
Focus Meditation

Meditation is a type of Meditation that focuses on your awareness in the present moment. Instead of trying to empty your mind without a specific point of focus, this style of meditation focuses your attention on an object, sound, or feeling, such as your breath. This is a great meditation method for beginners as it does not require a professional meditator or any prior training.

Benefits of Meditation

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  • Helps to control and regulate emotions: Concentration meditation helps you respond to your emotions in a calm and positive manner. When emotions are overwhelming, you become aware of them and then return to the breath. This practice can improve your ability to regulate emotions.
  • Increase concentration: Daily life is always busy and distracts you. When your mind wanders, breathing techniques provide a helpful break from the effects of daily life and can help improve your ability to focus long-term.
  • Improve mental health: Meditation can help prevent the mind from becoming negative. A mindfulness method like meditation can also reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, stress, reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders, and improve the immune system and mood.
  • Improve memory: Meditation methods, especially Meditation, can help improve your ability to remember new information and remember it longer.

Channels to start learning Zen for beginners

  • Read through books and materials: There are many books and materials on this subject available for your study. Learn about the methods, principles, and benefits of meditation from works on the subject.
  • Using the Meditation app: There are many popular and easy-to-use meditation apps on mobile phones these days. Apps like Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer, and Waking Up offer tutorials and workouts for beginners. You can learn and choose the right application for you.
  • Watch videos and tutorials online: The Internet provides a rich resource on Meditation. You can search for meditation videos on YouTube or take free online courses. Watch and practice under guidance from experienced meditation teachers who can familiarize you with meditation techniques and methods.

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  • Join a meditation group/class: Learn about Meditation groups/classes or you can also join Meditation workshops.

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

  • Define a focus point: Experienced meditators can choose an object to focus on, but beginners often find it easier to focus on their breath.
  • Sit in a comfortable position: Sit with your back straight, resting your hands gently on your knees.
  • Release body tension: Begin to inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds and exhale for 6 seconds. Lower your shoulders and away from your ears to release tension in your neck and shoulders.
  • Shift your attention to the breath: Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Pay attention to the way your chest rises and falls, the feeling of the breath coming out of your mouth or nose, and the beat of your heart. Whenever your consciousness wanders, gently bring your focus back to your breath.

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