The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Meditating

How to Meditate in 6 Easy Steps

Learning how to meditate is the first step into awakening and consciousness. Since you’re starting out I’m sure you’re looking for the trick or secret. I’m here to tell you there isn’t one. Whomp whomp.

But wait hold on!

Because I’m also here to tell you that though there isn’t a one-size-fits-all trick, I’ve got the ultimate 6 step guide to get you started.

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1.Get Comfortable

Find a place where you feel 100% comfortable with yourself and your practice. Don’t sit somewhere where you’ll feel self-conscious because it will prevent you from focusing on tuning in. You also want to be somewhere you can sit for long periods of time.

Now you can sit on the floor criss-cross-applesauce or in lotus pose; you can also sit in a chair {but be sure to leave your feet uncrossed so you rest evenly on your sacrum.} It doesn’t matter where your bottom is, as long as you’re sitting and comfy.

2.Sit Up! Meditation Without Posture Is a Nap 

It’s easy, if you sit too straight you’ll tighten up or if you sit too slouched you’re asleep. Find a happy medium.

Each vertebrae in your spine should be perfectly stacked on top of one another with your head held high and your chin resting parallel to the ground.

Now what about my hands? Great question. Do what’s comfortable for you: rest them gently on your knees palms up to channel the energy from the room or any other Mudra (hand position) you’re comfortable with.

3.Start With Visualized Breathing 

Close your eyes and take 10 big deep breaths. Inhale the sound SA through your nose exhaling the sound HA through your mouth. With each breath in visualize inhaling a cloud of white pure, cool, clean and detoxifying energy.

While exhaling visualize breathing out a dark cloud of all the stress, pain, ego and toxic energy currently within you.

After you’ve cleaned and rejuvenated your mind, its time to keep breathing.

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4.The Practice

Keep. Breathing.

Guess what.. Then keep breathing.

Notice how it feels to take each breath; the tickle in and out of your nose, your chest slowly inflating and deflating, the feeling of your lungs expanding and the sound. Your mind hates this, focusing on only the present moment absolutely drives the ego up a wall, this is normal.

Your mind will go crazy.

Suddenly you’ll find yourself knees deep in a thought about what happened at work today and have no clue when you got there, this is NORMAL. Do not feel like you “can’t meditate” because this happens.

Once you reach that point, acknowledge what you’re thinking and visualize it on a cloud floating out of your realm of sight and guess what, go straight back to your breathing.

When that happens – you just meditated! Pat yourself on the back and keep going.

5.Wash, Rinse & Repeat.

So, all meditation is, is acknowledging the impulsive thoughts you can’t control, letting it go, and returning to your breath.

Simply practicing the act of returning to the present moment. Just like any workout, this is tough at first! Don’t get discouraged – it gets easier each time.

Wrapping Up

Once you’re done with your practice, do yourself a favor and wake up your body before opening up your eyes.

wiggle your fingers and toes to bring your consciousness back to the room and become grounded with your surroundings then finish up with 5 big deep breaths.

You’ll find that even after one practice you feel emotionally refreshed and that’s just the start. Keep it up and reap short and long term emotional bonuses of meditation!

Related: Emotional Bonuses of Meditation

If you liked this post don’t forget to share it with your friends! What are other techniques that helped you get started? Let me know in the comments and happy meditating!!

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Sady Lindberg

I live a yogi lifestyle of being mindful and conscious everyday aligning mind, body and soul. My goal is to inspire even one person to be a kinder, better, more-fulfilled, love-centered and Earth conscious human. Namaste.

14 comments to “The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Meditating”

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  1. Ashli Martinez - September 24, 2016 Reply

    I LOVE it!! =)

    • barefootbeauty - September 24, 2016 Reply

      Thanks doll, get your peace on.

  2. Lena @Befithappy - July 3, 2017 Reply

    I love it 🙂 I try to meditate daily, and it helps me so much. And since I have high blood pressure it is the best medicine for me 🙂

    • Sady Starlight - July 3, 2017 Reply

      Girl I couldn’t agree more! Meditation is my go to medicine for so many things ❤️

  3. Erica - July 10, 2017 Reply

    This is such a wonderful post – thank you so much for sharing! I started meditating a couple of years ago, but am trying to get my family on board. I’ll share this with them. 🙂

    • Sady Starlight - July 11, 2017 Reply

      Awesome! I hope the guide helps, family meditation is the best!

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    • Sady Starlight - July 11, 2017 Reply

      How sweet of you! Thank you! I’m so happy to hear my site and writing resonates with you.

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