meditation techniques for beginners

Meditation Techniques for Beginners

5 Meditation Techniques for Beginners There are so many different meditation techniques out there, and people often get overwhelmed trying to find the right way to meditate. There is no one way to meditate, and many different traditions have different practices. There are many different types of Buddhism, other religions that incorporate meditation practices, and secular meditations. These are a few introductory Buddhist meditation techniques. These are some of our own ideas on how to practice meditation for beginners. Some may work better than others for you, so investigate for yourself to see what is useful. Although these practices come …

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17 Ways to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life

17 Ways to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life Mindfulness is a popular word these days, showing up in newspapers, on the covers of magazines, and all over social media. There are many benefits of mindfulness practice, and many people have found it to be helpful in their own lives. You may think of formal sitting meditation when you think of mindfulness, but we can actually cultivate mindfulness at any time, in any place. There are many ways you can learn how to be mindful in daily life, but first let’s look at what mindfulness is. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness, …

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11 Best Meditation Books for Beginners

11 Best Meditation Books for Beginners Meditation and mindfulness are now commonly-heard words in the West, growing in popularity in recent decades. Although these practices have existed and evolved over thousands of years, it is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. We’re often asked for our favorite meditation books, and created a page on some of our favorite Buddhist books a while back. You can also check out our favorite books on Tibetan Buddhism. This list contains books on meditation aimed at beginners to meditation practice. Whether you’re hoping to deal with some anxiety, de-stress your life, begin …

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29 Scientific Benefits of Meditation: What the Research Tells Us

29 Scientific Benefits of Meditation: What the Research Tells Us There are many benefits of meditation practice. In recent decades, quite a bit of research has come forth to suggest mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation can help us in a number of ways. From physical benefits like reducing heart rate to cognitive benefits like increasing working memory, there are many ways in which mindfulness practice can help us in our lives. Overview Physical Benefits Psychological Benefits Cognitive Benefits Social Benefits Critiques of the Research Physical Benefits of Meditation Although we often think of meditation as a spiritual practice or something we …