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Simple tips to help you start meditating as a beginner

Before they begin doing it, a lot of people usually are a bit skeptical about meditation. They tend to think the activity is all about spirituality and knowing their diminished devotional beliefs, they refrain from it.

Only to realize later even some of the top global icons like Madonna, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle Yeoh meditate almost every day.

In fact, Bill Gates who “didn’t buy into it” at first confirmed on his blog that he meditates two to three times a week. As he continues, the self-made billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft says he practices for about 10 minutes during each period.

So, if a 63-year old global celeb (including his wife, Melinda) meditates, why are you not? What is it that you do in your entire 168 hours of the week that you can’t even spare 10 or 20 minutes?

Anyhow, meditation is a very precious practice that you ought to begin doing if you are not yet doing.

From experience, the practice has numerous life-changing benefits, some of which have even been proven by hundreds of scholars and researchers. This includes not just mental but physical wellness as well.

At A-Lifestyle, our subject today is on how you can start meditating as a beginner. But before we start on it, let’s briefly look at some of the benefits you get to earn when you meditate for only 20 minutes.

How Meditation Makes You More Productive

That’s true. Frequent meditating will make you more productive in your daily runs and life goals. Of course, it might sound weird but that sitting still and doing nothing for a period of time can make you fruitful.

This is facilitated by the fact that you’re able to focus better once you begin meditating. Your mind is able to grasp that flow of being immersed and energized by something, hence, preventing you from playing for time.

Other benefits of meditation include:

– It creates a lovely calming effect by decreasing the EEG activity of the brain. This will, then, enhance, your internal recharge and make you more energized throughout the day.
– According to Neurologist James H. Austin, meditation helps rewires the “circuitry in your brain”, hence increasing its (brain’s) blood flow.
– Meditation acutely can improve psychomotor vigilance and may decrease sleep need.
– In a study documented in The Harvard Gazette, meditating at an average of 27 minutes daily can help increase the gray-matter density in the hippocampus. This, then, helps improve memory and values like self-awareness and compassion.

Though there are tons more of them, those are some of the benefits that you get to enjoy once you start this practice of the mind.

Nonetheless, you’ll only get to enjoy these benefits when you begin and maintain this practice.

How to Start Meditating As a Beginner

When it comes to learning it, meditation is very simple and the techniques involved are fairly straightforward. For someone who has never done it before, it might seem perplexing but it’s really not.

Once you get the essential tools and supplies, you can easily start the mindfulness-based stress reduction activity all on your own…
 
 
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