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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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January 5th, 2016 11:58pm
I recommend purchasing 'A pocket guide to meditation' It's a wonderful book which helped me to start my own journey years ago. I'm so glad you're interested in starting this practice, it's truly life changing. Happy journeys
January 19th, 2016 2:43am
The simplest way to practice mindfulness and meditate at home is to sit somewhere that you won't be interupted for at least 10 minutes, get into a comfortable position (lying down often leads to powernaps which is okay if you need them, but sitting up might make it easier to stay awake!) and start by focusing on your breathing. Don't think about breathing different just notice the breath you take. Notice what it feels like going in, going out. If you find your mind wandering, gently refocus on your breathing again until you feel yourself start to relax. This may initially take a few minutes longer but with practice it will get easier! Once you feel yourself relaxing, ask yourself a question or your higher power/God/spirit guides/guardian angels/deceased relative...whatever feels right to you. Then, do nothing. Simply go back to visualizing your breath, how it enters your body, where it goes, maybe imagine it one color full of life and energy going in and another going out, releasing any worries or ideas that do not serve your highest and most relaxed self. Listen to any words, lyrics, symbols, thoughts that come to you regarding your question. Write it down if needed, or just remember and continue your meditation. Ask if there is anything else? Repeat the above steps as needed and end by asking yourself to relax, remembering 3 things to be grateful for today and then take some deep breathes and go about your day!
February 1st, 2016 10:52pm
There are plenty of videos online. Just search up 'meditation tutorials' or 'practice mindfulness' and some videos should pop up. Go through them and find one you like, and then do what the video says!
June 21st, 2016 6:28pm
There are loads of apps that talk you through meditation and mindfulness techniques, there are also videos on YouTube as well as being lots of websites out there that can help you out :)
June 26th, 2017 6:45pm
You can easily learn to meditate or mindfulness on the internet. You can visit Youtube or Directly search it on Google. There are many self learn guides you can find.
February 13th, 2018 9:59pm
I can go somewhere quiet and just focus on my breathing, try and breath out all negative emotions and feelings
March 27th, 2018 11:19pm
You can learn to meditate through different apps, the internet, or YouTube. c: Mindfulness tends to come through meditation, so start there - it might help.
July 23rd, 2018 12:37am
Lots of great youtube videos, articles online, and sometimes just making up your own meditation ritual or schedule can help. Get ideas from different people and work with what works best for you.
December 24th, 2018 3:24pm
Easy, just take 5-10 minutes of your day for this - whenever it's best for you, but most people do this either in the morning or before bed since that's when they have the most time and are the least worried about things happening that day. Anyway, find a comfortable place to sit where you won't be disrupted. Then close your eyes and just bring your attention to your breathing and the rise/fall of your stomach. Or even the feel of the air moving in and out of your nose. Whenever you catch your mind wondering off, bring your attention back to your breathing. Continue to do this for how ever long you've set out to do it. You could even set a timer.