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Meditation for Beginners

What is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of mindfulness, of focusing the mind to achieve a mentally and emotionally clear, calm, and stable state of being. Meditation involves training your awareness to be present in the moment, while developing a healthy sense of self and perspective. It is the process of learning to observe your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment.

What Are the Benefits of Meditation?

Consistent meditation has been found to benefit the nervous system in many ways, including:

  • Deeper feelings of relaxation

  • Decreased stress & anxiety

  • Enhanced mood & emotional well-being

  • Increased positive thinking & optimism

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased pain

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Enhanced cognition, attention span, & focus

  • Improved blood circulation

  • Lower heart rate

  • Decreased perspiration

  • Lower blood cortisol levels

  • Improved immune system functioning

  • Increased self-awareness

  • Slower respiratory rate

After consistent meditation practice, many people find that they are less impulsive, less reactive, and less judgmental. People who mediate often typically enjoy a stronger sense of calm, focus, and connection - with themselves and everything around them. Instead of getting stuck in their habitual, conditioned patterns, reactions, emotional wounds, and limiting beliefs, they instead begin observing them, reflecting - and releasing them.

What About Affirmations?

As your meditation practice develops, you may find it healing to go a step further and begin introducing positive affirmations at the end of your practice, as an intentional replacement of the limiting patterns and beliefs that you are releasing. “I Am” is one of the most powerful phrases you can utter; be mindful and intentional about what comes after it.

  • I Am Love

  • I Am Loved

  • I Am Worthy

  • I Am Happy

  • I Am Enough

  • I Am Blessed

  • I Am Strong

  • I Am Capable

  • I Am Healthy

  • I Am Flourishing

  • I Am Abundant

How Do I Get Started Meditating?

The key to meditation is simply to be in the present moment, without judgment, without resistance, without struggle. Thoughts, feelings, and sensations will come; observe and release them, then gently guide your attention back to your chosen meditation focal point.

There are many different techniques that you can use. We recommend trying a few different methods, and noticing what resonates with yo