How to Meditate for Beginners

Updated: Mar 31


September 29th



David Peachment













 

How to Meditate for Beginners



The topic of meditation is a long and extensive one. There are countless books, studies, and articles covering the topic. I have even written a couple of blog posts about it and mindfulness before. If you want to read about mindfulness, click HERE. Meditation and mindfulness have tons of benefits, ranging from destressing to improved concentration. Since I have also written about the benefits before, I won’t go into much detail about them. But if you are curious about meditation’s benefits and how they can help your life, click HERE.

In this blog post, I want to delve into a couple of techniques and strategies for meditating. They are pretty basic, but as such, they are super easy to do and can be done anywhere! But why should you meditate, to begin with?

Why Meditate?

As I have mentioned previously, I already wrote a blog post about the benefits of meditation. I’ll briefly cover them but keep it short since you can dive into more details on the other post. Some of these fantastic benefits include improving your mental clarity, releasing stress from the body, gearing your mind towards your and others’ wellbeing, and countless other positives. One of my favourites that I experience every time is a general peace of mind. I always feel so calm after meditating for even ten minutes! It’s a great way to break up the day and feels fantastic when my mind is racing. Whenever I get agitated by anything that happens, I often take just a few minutes out of my day to briefly meditate and return my mind to calmness. Studies have even shown that meditating regularly for several weeks can actually change the chemistry of your brain for the better! Even if you aren’t sure if meditation is for you, I encourage you to give it a try for a bit and see how you feel over time!

The Body Scan

But now you are probably wondering how can I meditate? Well, let me describe a tried-and-true method that can be done anywhere by anyone. It is by no means an advanced technique, but it is an excellent starter method. It’s called the Body Scan.