Meditation is a powerful practice which comes with a wide variety of health benefits. During meditation, the mind is trained or induced into a mode of consciousness which in turn allows the mind to focus on peaceful thoughts.
Meditation can change our mind from negative to positive, from unhappy to happy and from disturbed to peaceful. Meditation is so good for us because it enforces overcoming negative minds and cultivates constructive thoughts. It also reduces stress, improves concentration, promotes a healthy lifestyle, increases happiness and benefits both cardiovascular and immune health.
Have you always been interested in meditation, but uncertain of where to begin? Once you get over the initial fear of sitting still and quiet, you will realize that the practice is quite easy and beneficial. Below we offer some tips to get started with meditation.
Remember to start small. Perhaps you can start your journey into meditation by training yourself to sit quietly for two minutes. Choose a dedicated time of day and a place, and go back to this place at the same time over and over. Set a routine and prepare the space. For example, use soft music or a special candle to enhance your meditation.
Focus on your breath. Breathe in and out, in and out. When you lose focus of your breath, your mind will start to wander. However, in the beginning when you first start meditation, if you do lose focus of your breath and your mind wanders, please do not be too hard on yourself. It is common for beginners to meditation to lose track of their breath. With practice, you will learn to become more focused and concentrate harder.
Essentially, there are two things that you need to start meditation. The first is a timer and the second is something comfortable to sit on. If you are new to meditation, it can be best to start training your mind by sitting in a chair. Once you become more comfortable with the practice you can invest in a mediation cushion. A meditation cushion allows you to sit in an upright position which can improve alertness and the quality of your meditation practice. A timer will help you keep track of the amount of time you meditate per day and is useful in tracking minutes per week as well as helpful to increase the time that you mediate.
During your meditation practice, it is important to sit. Get comfortable, breathe deep and start your timer. Close your eyes, listen to your surroundings and begin to focus on your breath. You can breathe in and out through your nose or through your mouth. Just focus on your breathing, and if your mind starts to wander, come back to concentrating on your breathing. Try not to focus on anything else during meditation but your breath.
Beginner Meditation at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
If you are interested in learning more about the practice of meditation or would like to join a class, come and join us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. We offer Beginner Meditation every Saturday from 18:00-19:00pm. Taught by holistic professionals, the Beginner Meditation class presents a wonderful environment to learn the tips and tricks of meditation as well as offering support during the class.
Hidden away in the hill high above Kata Beach, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art detox retreat that offers a wide range of detox programs, fitness activities and holistic practices such as mediation. To learn more, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will be in touch.
We look forward to welcoming you to Beginner Meditation on Saturday evening.