How to start meditating in 2 short steps

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Meditation is a versatile activity. It can be performed anywhere, from the local park or even in your bathroom. Along with this, it is a worthy skill which improves upon your well being, making you a better person every time you do it. However, lots of people nowadays hear about meditation. They wow at it, then proceed to do their first ever meditation session for 10 minutes. After they complete keeping track of their breath and end the session, they feel the same. “WHY? HOW? Wasn’t I supposed to be able to read other people’s brains by now?” are some of the questions that you may hear coming from them. Ultimately, they toss it out of their lives, calling it a sham and turning bitter whenever it is mentioned. Don’t be like that. I used to be one of those “lots of people” and after meditation for more than 3+ hours in total, I think I have understood meditation, even though I am just beginning.

When I started, I didn’t know how. Obviously, I was clueless about this new thing that was supposed to make me into a god overnight, since my school used to force us to meditate every morning. The people who have only heard about meditation, and have not tried it yet, seem to think that it is equivalent to rocket science. Trust me when I say that it is really easy. The only things you have to do is,

1) Install Medito, your meditation buddy

Medito is a free, volunteer-run app which offers guided meditation sessions where you can listen to instructions on how to properly enter the meditative state. It also tracks the time and sessions you have spent meditating and it is a pretty neat app to start your meditation journey with.

2) Select a 3, 5, 10 or 20 minute session

Depending on the amount of time you have to spend on meditating, choose any session. Then, find a comfortable position, and sit upright with your feet on the floor. You can sit with your legs crossed as well if you wish to. However if you lay down while doing it, it might cause you to fall asleep. Close your eyes, and listen to the instructions as you descend into the trance known as meditation.

Another thing I have to emphasize on is that you have to do it everyday in order to see some results. Many people quit because they are impatient, do not be like them.

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