How can I learn meditation or mindfulness at home?

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AbbeyHelps
November 7th, 2015 7:59pm
Meditation and Mindfulness can be life saving, or just some of the most relaxing things you do in the day! If you want to learn them, then by golly go and learn them! Simply, you could use this page for mindfulness, we have tabs that can give you short previews. If you decide you love it, you can research more on the internet, YouTube, or simply shut your mind off and learn yourself. Listen to the things around you and feel what you are touching. Really breath in and out and feel the track of the breath you are taking. Lastly, see if anyone in your community is in a meditation club or even you could start with yoga, which is quite similar. I would highly recommend both of these exercises, they have helped me tremendously.
Spirited1
December 6th, 2015 12:01am
Practise...! The beauty of mediation is that you already have all the tools you need.... You were born with them. Find some time when you won't be disturbed, calm your mind, relax and quieten your body, and make an intention to find your inner peace. Focusing on your breathing can help. There are some great guided meditations online that can help steer you in the right direction: I recommend Tara Brach, Mooji or Deepak Chopra. Good luck :)
braveWinter
November 7th, 2015 3:13am
yoga and good music will lighten up your mood ! lie down and listen to the nature will be good too .
bountifulMemory59
November 8th, 2015 6:57am
If you go to my path on this website then mood boosters you will find a mindfulness exercise you could do I'm sure you can also buy books on how to do it and if you wanted to look on you tube there is lots of relaxation videos that can help for me mindfulness / meditation is about relaxing focusing on the moment you can do it but it takes practice (or did for me!) to switch off your mind good luck and feel free to contact a listener if you need to
Aventurina
November 7th, 2015 3:20pm
There are many options, some of them are: log into 7cupsoftea and either head to the Mindfulness Forum section for inspiration and sharing of thoughts and experiences or asking your questions relating to the practice. OR join the daily mindfulness sessions which are held at 9:00amEDT, 3:00pmEDT and 6:00pmEDT. You can go to the Mood Boost section under the My Path tab, and click on one of the mindfulness meditation session there. Sit back, and follow through till the end, they don't take long. Otherwise there is plenty of great material on youtube, or sites with great information if you search on your web browser. The key is to be kind to yourself, sit back and cultivate the observer in you. Notice what goes on inside of you without judgement. 'Nothing is good, nothing is bad, is just Is.' Simply notice the thoughts and feelings which are moving through you, as though you are honoring guests in your home. People think that meditation is about clearing ones head of all thoughts.. well, it is not.. that is a consequence of practicing meditation.. Meditation is truly about focus. The Mind, is like any other organ in the body, it's function is - to think. If you stop thinking / mind stops working, then you're practically dead. :) So don't fret. Focus on your physical sensations to help you get out of your mind, and ground yourself into the Present Moment. The more you practice, the easier it becomes, like learning how to ride a bicycle. :) Be gentle with yourself, and you'll get there!
friendlyDeer
November 9th, 2015 12:22pm
You meditate by “Thinking about your Thoughts”. In meditation you put into practice your concentration. And mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present without judging if things are good or bad. You can use YouTube videos to do these exercises.
julie0203
November 14th, 2015 8:34pm
There are very many resources to practice meditation at home. Look up a video on YouTube or read about it on the internet. Going to your local library to find books on the topic is also a great idea!! I'm sure there are even apps for your phone or tablets for this!! Hope this helps!! xx
Anonymous
December 2nd, 2015 6:18pm
Sitting down, relaxing, doing something you enjoy will always help. When doing something you enjoy, the release of endorphins allow you to become more happy and relaxed.
TheLight001
December 3rd, 2015 12:46pm
I always find a quiet place in the house and sit by myself. sometimes it helps to take a long bath, reading helps and listening to music.
PsychoUnicorn
December 4th, 2015 4:59am
There are three basic aspects that you need to work with: body, mind, and thoughts. Before starting this, you need a good environment. Choose a room that you would like meditating in. If not a whole room, go for a corner, Put some pictures up, play some relaxing music to get into the feel. Do not sit near things that might distract you, E.g. Tv, Phones etc etc. Once you've picked your spot, choose a seat. It could be a cushion or on a chair. The point is to avoid being wiggly so choose wisely. Start by sitting in a comfortable position (legs crossed) don't choose an uncomfortable posture. Try to sit with your back straight. Then set your attention at one spot. Try not to wander and get lost in your thought. You will wander but that's a part of it. concentrate on your breathing. Don't worry too much about it. Don't try to alter it in any way, it should be natural. Don't let your thoughts interrupt you. At first, you will find yourself getting distracted but bring yourself back by thinking about what you are doing at the moment. How long can you do this for? Start by 10- 15 minutes and gradually increase it (20-30 and then to 45 minutes)
Kaylaxxx
November 7th, 2015 12:54am
YouTube videos! There amazing, and there's so many to choose from, it's best to be aim a quite room laying down with headphones in! Goodluck x
Anonymous
November 7th, 2015 1:56am
There are a lot of free apps that can help you. If you're looking specifically for mindfulness training, download the free Take Ten app from Headspace. It's a 10-day session for 10 minutes per day. You can subscribe if you want but that costs money. The subscription gives you access to more mindfulness activity packs. If you're looking for help with meditation there are also a variety of mediation apps as well. I personally prefer guided meditations because I have ADHD so it's hard for me to just sit there silently and not "think" - but with the guided mediations, I practice proper breathing and am taken on a mental journey to the woods where it's raining, or to a deserted beach, or maybe just go to a spa and relax on a hammock. All of these types can be downloaded for free at mediatainment.com (you have to join the site, and then you get a free meditation per month). If you prefer more traditional meditation, with bells, silence, or chanting, then there are a variety of those free apps too. And, in case you aren't a member of this site yet, there are a variety of meditation and mindfulness activities located in your growth path which you can access here for free. Additionally, you can search youtube videos for free lessons.
WhitWhit
November 7th, 2015 2:33am
Take a good seat, pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal.
4CinderandSage
November 7th, 2015 4:24am
A clean, organized space creates a less cluttered mind. Before you meditate, yoga, etc. make sure the room is cleared of clutter!
gaurdianangel36
November 7th, 2015 8:04am
Youtube has some great videos. Including guided meditation, hypnosis, etc all free. Jody whitley is my favorite
Anonymous
November 7th, 2015 8:54am
By using online videos and tutorials to teach yourself to do it. This can help you when you're feeling negative emotions
LightlyLeah89
November 7th, 2015 8:56am
The same way you learn anything else that's worthwhile, by practicing it daily and making sure you're consistent and disciplined with it. And meditation and mindfulness (in my opinion) are definitely worth practicing.
Amalovespurple
November 7th, 2015 12:59pm
Check out this really good mindfulness exercise : https://www.7cups.com/exercises/mindfulness27
Anonymous
November 7th, 2015 3:17pm
use the 7 cups of tea mindful chat room exercises are at the side of the room page they are excellent meditation exercises
Anonymous
November 7th, 2015 5:12pm
Reading, taking a bath. Focus on self. Think before you talk. Care for yourself and ask for help when needed.
gracefulPower25
November 7th, 2015 5:28pm
Practice art, dance or a musical instrument or enjoy a creative project. It does not matter how skill full you are, or adept, but by focusing on our creative side we add balance to our mind.
NadineH
November 7th, 2015 5:58pm
You need a quite place, some calming music, and you have lots of videos and apps, also the mindfulness forum here is helpful. :)
kindSky32
November 7th, 2015 9:37pm
Breath. Listen to yourself. Get in a comfortable position, lay on your bed and breath deep in and out. Listen to the sound of yourself - turn of every noise you can.
Anonymous
November 7th, 2015 11:54pm
This link has some meditation/mindfulness practice exercises to start you on your journey: https://www.7cups.com/exercises/mindfulness/?showlist=1
NoImaginationY
November 8th, 2015 12:59am
There are plenty of online resources, either exercises on 7 cups of tea (under the "my path" section) or other guided exercises on youtube. There are also plenty of good apps both for iphone and android, if you look for them.
beautifulFaith43
November 8th, 2015 1:02am
Start by watching youtube videos or going to a few classes and practice at home. Put on some calm relaxing music and do some stretches or yoga, great before bed or after a long day of working and sitting down especially at a desk job.
MellyLa
November 8th, 2015 1:33am
there are many helpful books and youtube videos with relaxing music that goes on for like 10 hours. I'd start from there
Greatlistener87
November 8th, 2015 3:34am
There are many ways to meditate, the simplest way to the more detailed ones. One of the simplest way to do meditation is to sit in a private place example your room or anywhere that you feel is private and try to close your eyes and ears if you must and clear your mind and head for about a few minutes. For a more detail way you can get it from Youtube or other medias to help teach you.
blackZebra81
November 8th, 2015 4:01am
There are many ways you can achieve this goal. If you have a smartphone (ie. android or iPhone Etc.) you can download free or paid apps that will walk you through guided meditation or mindfulness exercises. It also may help for you to download or purchase paperback/hardcover books on the subject that include self-help instructions, CD's that you can listen to, DVD's you can watch or a combination of these items to figure out which method will be best for you. Lastly, you can search the web for a wide variety of reliable sources on the subject and learn from the exercises that are available on this site as well as others you may come across. It is a technique you will not learn over night but with time, you will learn how to achieve the benefits of both meditation and mindfulness. Good luck on your journey!
Anonymous
November 8th, 2015 4:05am
The internet is a great way to learn meditation for free, but if you want someone to teach you in the flesh you could always look up on the internet if there's any yoga or meditation trainers in your area. If there are more than one people look for the cheapest one or the one that offers precisely what you are looking for. Most yoga trainers can come to your house to teach you so that's not a concern to be worried about. Websites like this one are wonderful places to improve you mental heath or overall happiness.