A fascinating activity that can completely transform your life for the better in every way is the ancient relaxation art of meditation. Learning is easy and using every day is something that is a pleasure and a joy!

To Learn How to Meditate is Not Difficult.

As long as you treat the practise as something to be looked forward to and enjoyed, learning can be pleasurable as well as beneficial. It also becomes very easy to do. Here's how:

You sit down in a quiet place for 10 - 40 minutes and focus on your breathing, a sound, chant or mantra. Whether you use a mantra or chant or not is entirely up to you and what you're comfortable with.

What is a Mantra?

The Sanskrit word mantra comes from the root "man" - which means "to think" (or, in manas "mind") and the suffix "tra" - which means "tool." Literally, a "mantra" means an "instrument of thought."

When you repeat a sound, such as OM (rhymes with home) or Ara Kara (AH-ruh KAH-ruh) there is a vibration that you will feel from the sound if you say it out loud. However, mantras are said to be effective whether you say them out loud (soft verbal chanting) or whether you repeat them mentally, silently in your mind. That's the simple part.

When You Learn Meditation, Quieting the Mind is More Difficult Than Quieting the Body

If you've tried meditating, you know what often happens. You turn off the phone. Dim the lights. Perhaps you light a scented candle or incense if you find scent to be calming. For the first few minutes, all goes well. Then the mind chatter starts. And your foot goes numb. And your arm gets itchy.

So now you're squirming and wondering how long it's been. Ooops. You start the chant again. Quieting your body is easy. Quieting the mind is not quite as easy. That's the hard part of trying to learn meditation.

Meditation Tips

There are so many benefits to learning meditation that it’s worth your while to persist. These tips will help you learn meditation successfully;

Meditation Music & Brain Entrainment

Many people find that meditation music helps clear the mind. Gentle tracks without lyrics, such as nature sounds or music specifically for meditation can help you train your brain to relax.

In addition to relaxation meditation, there are audio tracks that will help you entrain your mind to achieve different responses from deep relaxation to improved concentration, and intense focus. It's as simple as putting on an audio track and just listening. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Further Reading

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