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How can I learn meditation or mindfulness at home?

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Last Updated: 12/24/2018 at 3:24pm
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November 8th, 2015 6:57am
Take a deep breath through your nose, and out of your mouth. Do this as much as you want.................
November 8th, 2015 7:43am
Oh yes,it really helps a lot,I have tried it,there are tons of amazing meditation apps out there, just google them out! :)
November 8th, 2015 10:54am
Meditation can come in many different forms, but the key is always to isolate only one element in your mind and maintain focus for as long as you can. The more you practice, the easier this will become. Its easy to do this at home by using your senses. For example, make a cup of tea and breathe in the steam. It will smell nice and it will give you something to focus on. Focus on nothing but that smell. You can do this with anything, really, this was just an example. If you prefer to use your mind alone, think of something you are fond of. Something you really like, a place, or 'someone'. Try not to scatter your mind too much. If you have memories associated with this thing, place or person, try to think about only one of them. The longer you can maintain focus on one aspect alone, the better your chances of reaching a state of meditation.
November 8th, 2015 12:51pm
Meditation is not something that should be considered professional so how you meditate is totally up to you. Your way of meditating could involve chill music and just reflecting on what you have done recently and in the past and, if there is anything you should change and things you want to do in the future. Or you could just have moments of silence, just letting yourself relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Do anything that suits you.
November 8th, 2015 12:56pm
Lo óptimo seria que acudieras a un profesional. Si no te es posible, en internet puedes encontrar videos muy buenos. Para meditar no hay una tecnica concreta. Investiga un poco y elige la que mejor se adapte a ti. Para realizarla en tu casa, prepara una zona tranquila regula la luz, busca un sitio cómodo, velas aromaticas y música si te apetece. La idea de esto es "mimar" a todos tus sentidos y que llegues a un punto de armonía. Creoa un hábito, una rutina y hazlo siempre en la misma hora y en el mismo sitio. Como todo lo que aprendemos, mejora con la práctica. Al principio te costara un poco mantener la atencion y concentración. No te desesperes y se paciente. La constancia es la clave.
November 8th, 2015 3:09pm
Here we have activities that you can do called mood boosters :) You can use this to help with mindfulness and meditation. Or you could use YouTube as well. I really hope this helps! :)
November 8th, 2015 5:26pm
Videos and google can help you. Also practice makes it easier and more relaxing everytime you try meditation
November 8th, 2015 6:17pm
You can start by sitting and just watching your breaths and your thoughts. Simply notice your breath as it goes in and out and see your thoughts coming and going without interfering with them. You can also be mindful of your body by feeling and sending every part of your body in this present moment.
November 8th, 2015 7:11pm
You could find some helpful videos online or read some books that have to do with meditation or mindfulness
November 8th, 2015 7:47pm
Meditation and Mindfulness can help you to accept suffering and pain in order to continue in life where you may have been struggling before.
November 8th, 2015 8:27pm
You can try to the meditation video found on this site first to give it a try. Then, slowly incorporate a bit more as time progresses.
November 8th, 2015 9:26pm
Watching videos on youtube is a great way to start! listen to peaceful music and just take a deep breath and relax
November 11th, 2015 1:07am
You can watch tutorials on the internet, or read about it, because there are a lot of people who do this and it's pretty popular. So it shouldn't be too hard actually.
November 11th, 2015 1:36am
A very important part of meditation is your breathing. Focus on your breathing. "Breathe in" "Breathe out" - this will help empty your mind. Become aware of your body as you breathe. Once you start paying attention to what your body is telling you, you'll be able to start getting rid of stress. Breathe in positivity, breathe out negativity.
November 11th, 2015 1:49am
You must find a quiet place, either inside or outside your home. Silence is bliss and is the only way you can totally clear your mind. That is where you can begin to meditate
November 11th, 2015 3:43am
There are many mindfulness meditation apps that you can use, which guide you. I find these helpful when I've had a stressful day and really need to focus on being mindful and in the present.
November 11th, 2015 5:14am
Be peaceful and calm and find serenity and light in everything and everything you do! Wake up and drink some tea, look through your window and ponder life :) xx
November 11th, 2015 6:07am
There are resources right here at 7 Cups of tea, you can find them under mood boosts and they are a fantastic first step.
November 11th, 2015 6:18am
By taking the time to just listen to the activity of life happening in and around but more in than around. Listen to your breath, listen to your heart beat and imagine the life dwelling inside of you
November 11th, 2015 8:40am
There are all kinds of resources that may be available to you. You may have a local library that has audio files, books or videos that can be useful to guide you through some practical steps. You could check the App Store on your mobile devices. Additionally, there are a lot of YouTube videos focused on breathing and other techniques that will be able to get you on your way. How do you feel about doing a search in Google to find some resources in your area? You could try keywords such as "meditation" "mindfulness" "tips" "for beginners" "at home" with your zip code or city and state behind it. Finally, you may have some friends who are interested in practicing in a small group. You may be interested in talking with your friends and family about connections you can make to improve your mindfulness, or engage in meditative practice in the comfort of your own home.
November 11th, 2015 10:46am
Certainly,it's possible and quite easy,especially meditation since it can be applied to anyone,whatever way works for them.
November 11th, 2015 11:14am
Turn on your favorite calm music, sit in your comfortable position and think about what you're grateful for. Try to name 10 things. It can be everything: tasty coffee in the morning, good sleep etc. Then think about what you would like to have in your life. But focus on positive things and goals, not anxiety of you not having this.
November 11th, 2015 1:46pm
I think there are lots of guides and videos on youtube.Just look for a silent, relaxed place around your house and start with the meditation.
November 11th, 2015 3:53pm
i learn meditation or mindfulness at home when i listen to music and at least have some rest when no one is with me. :)
November 11th, 2015 4:16pm
You can take some time for yourself and just relax. Take a good book, a cup of somthing and go to your favourite place and just meditate if you want to. If you don't, don't do it.
November 11th, 2015 4:32pm
Honestly I think getting a good book on meditation for beginnera and following the practices there. I find that easy to do and quite helpful. .
November 11th, 2015 5:22pm
Yes, you can definitely learn meditation or mindfulness at home. Some simple yoga activities are often very beneficial for people. It is often easy to also take an extra minute and step back and assess a situation before you react.
November 11th, 2015 5:44pm
There are many types of meditation and ways to practice meditation and mindfulness. The best website I have found about mindfulness is, This website also contains information on mental & physical health, such as: chronic pain, anxiety and depression. It is an incredible resource. Another website is, There is an application available for for iPhone and Android users called buddhify ( Their website describes the app as, bringing mindfulness to life, buddhify is the most convenient, best value and most beautiful meditation app available today. Helping people around the world reduce stress, sleep better & be present in the midst of it all. The application has 80+ meditations for all parts of your day and were created by experts in modern mindfulness. On YouTube there are many videos on meditation and mindfulness. One of my favorite introduction videos on YouTube is by Joelle Anderson, The 7 Key Attitudes of Mindfulness, I hope these resources are useful to members of the 7 cups of tea community.
November 11th, 2015 7:53pm
There are many helpful videos on YouTube that explain guided meditation. I have used some of them myself.
November 11th, 2015 8:04pm
FOCUS on everthing you do, see, touch, smell, hear and think. Just FOCUS. This well help you be mindful.