10 Tips to Get Started with Meditation

Posted on: Saturday, September 8, 2012

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Padmasana (the lotus position), eyes closed, back straight, hands on the lap facing the sky, a gentle smile on the lips and an aura of peace – this image flashes in the mind on simply hearing the word meditation. But what does one do with the eyes closed? How long do you sit like that? Here are some easy tips that will help you get started on your journey within.

“Meditation is the delicate art of doing nothing,” says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. So, how do you do nothing? Here are a few simple steps to follow as a beginner to meditation. As you become regular with the practice, you are sure to go deeper and deeper. So let's get started with these 10 tips for meditation.

1. Choose a convenient time – Meditation is essentially relaxation time, so it should be done entirely at your convenience. Choose a time when you know you are not likely to be disturbed and are free to relax and enjoy. The hours of sunrise and sunset, while nature transitions between day and night, are also ideal for the practice.

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