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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 11th, 2015 10:03pm
meditation is based on inner thoughts i would say start with something small like controlling your breathing and focusing on that also try some calm music enjoy!
November 11th, 2015 10:13pm
Try using different sound making things, like a clock or apps on your cell phone. listening to soothing white noise tracks and relaxing are great starts to meditation!
November 12th, 2015 12:22am
There are a number of great meditation on the internet. 7cups has a number of meditation and mindfulness activities that are useful for use at home
November 12th, 2015 7:33am
Finding a quiet place and putting someheaphones in to isten to smooth jazz or classical music and just letting your stress leave your body with every breath and feeling every part of your body release tension as you let the calmness flow over you
November 12th, 2015 8:14am
You can look on here in your path, and select mood boosts. Or you can even go online and search up those two key words, and you'll be sure to find some results.
November 12th, 2015 9:10am
there are many books available in market you can buy few and if you make it more easy you can get some DVDs. its technology era on internet you can find many sites where you can find many new things about meditation and of course you can meet many people like you there so you get chance to learn from their experiences.
November 12th, 2015 1:00pm
When I wanted to learn how to properly meditate, I looked it up on YouTube. There are many helpful videos that will guide you through it.
November 12th, 2015 7:07pm
The headspace app is excellent and free, it teaches minfulness meditation. An alternative style is mantra meditation, this style is my favourite, it's good to explore a few different approaches and there are apps for each style
November 12th, 2015 10:09pm
This can be done by creating an environment that honors your inner voice and turns off the outside noise of the world. As you discover means to create a space that is quiet, peaceful, it will attract the measures of a meditative home.
November 13th, 2015 4:45am
sit alone in room..... room should be ventilated and noise free.. and focus on the breath.... when the breath out think ur worries go out when breath in feel the air and inhaling the postive things that u need
November 13th, 2015 9:10am
There really is nothing to it. The actual point that one must remember is that ' you cannot be wrong'. Mindfulness is a general term about simply being more mindful of experiences. Meditation can help you become more mindful by training you to calm your mind. Try to go online and get the most basic instructions on mindfulness and meditation. The more basic, the better and start working from there. I repeat, YOU CANNOT GET IT WRONG
November 13th, 2015 9:32am
There's plenty of online resources for that exact reason! Let me know if you need any links, I'd be glad to do some research for you and find some.
November 13th, 2015 1:46pm
Tbh I havent done this yet so I cant really say much. But I guess heres a little thing you can do, which I did do: close your eyes, sit down and just listen to your surroundings. It helps
November 13th, 2015 2:58pm
By this, you sound like you are having something going around your mind for awhile now. Would you like to share that with me so we can both find out what method would best fit you?
November 13th, 2015 3:11pm
You can make sure your surroundings are peace and quiet sit on the floor and stretch. Breath and let go
November 13th, 2015 5:28pm
You can find tons of usefull recourses online. On this very site even! For me yoga works, but it might not work for you. Try out different things, maybe even step outside of your own comfortzone. You might discover something amazing! If yoga is something that you are interested in I recommend doing some Youtube searching. There are a lot of interesting channels about how you can get started with yoga and meditation. I know yoga right now is mostly seen as a kinds of fitness (which it is ofcourse) but don't forget the spiritual side of it.
November 13th, 2015 7:19pm
I took yoga classes for 4 years ( I live In India btw) but the world we live in today, it is just as easy to learn it online. Find a quiet room or open space and practice breathing exercises. After that you can try new poses like vajra asana. Meditation is essentially an internal thing- you trying to connect with your inner self and it can be achieved with sheer dedication and determination.
November 13th, 2015 9:59pm
My meditation comes best to me in the shower or taking a bath. I am to let my mind relax and go to a peaceful place.
November 14th, 2015 2:09am
Write your feelings/thoughts down on a piece of paper & then, rip/burn the paper after you're done.
November 14th, 2015 3:05am
I've recently started looking into this myself on pinterest, youtube, and for podcasts. I've tried doing something a little bit every day. Having a clean place that is organized is a big thing. Extra clutter doesn't help. I've also thought about having a space that smells good. Try looking on pinterest, youtube, and maybe for some guided podcasts.
November 14th, 2015 4:44am
practise alone in a quiet and dark room with plenty of free space, I find that always helps me. calm music (YouTube it) and stay comfortable.
November 14th, 2015 5:04am
Relax, sit down and get comfortable. Breath in and out slowly, forget your troubles and shrug them off, listen to some relaxing sounds like wind blowing in the forest.
November 14th, 2015 6:16am
I would recommend you take a look at the mindfulness forum :)
November 14th, 2015 7:08am
There are many different ways of meditation or mindfulness. You can look up advice online pretty much anywhere with how, how long, where at, and everything else you will need and/or want to know about the subject.
November 14th, 2015 9:35am
take 10 minutes, put away all distractions. Once you are settled and comfortable center yourself on one spot in the room and focus on your breathing, notice how your breaths enter from the tip of your nose and follow your breath to the bottom of your lungs
November 14th, 2015 11:36am
You can start by practicing steady breathing and releasing your mind of all carries and worries. Once you do this start to detach from your body.
November 14th, 2015 12:20pm
Try breathing excersices maybe, yoga and pilates mainly are very helpful in these situations and you can get it over the internet
November 14th, 2015 1:37pm
Sit alone in a quiet room without any noise and distractions, light candles or incense, or clear your mind of any thoughts. Relax your muscles and breathe in and out.
November 14th, 2015 5:24pm
Take 5 minutes twice a day to do formal, sitting meditation in your home. This will help your mind to relax. And as for mindfulness, though it is hard to learn right away, do everything with care and you will see results. Your mood will begin to lift and you may learn more confidence. Good luck!
November 14th, 2015 9:30pm
You can learn meditation and mindfulness easily with help from this website. Otherwise you can have a look on youtube etc too.