What’s the best way to learn meditation?

If you’re new to the practice or you’re struggling to get started, you may be wondering what the best way to learn meditation is. So, here, I’ll go through some easy to follow tips and advice surrounding meditation

Best way to learn meditation

Meditation isn’t a “final destination.” It’s not a goal to be completed, and this is where many people struggle at first, expecting meditation to make them feel like a different or entirely new person almost immediately. 

However, meditation doesn’t work like this and, although in time, meditation will positively alter your mindset, you more than likely will not notice a miraculous immediate change. 

Rather, meditation is a process; it’s about clearing your mind of clutter; challenging or difficult thoughts and emotions, distractions, and thoughts & feelings that may be holding you back. 

Doing this allows you space and time to refocus your mind inwardly; more clearly understand yourself, your emotions, and your relationships with others; forgive and let go more easily, and concentrate your attention on that which brings you happiness. 

But what is the best way to learn meditation? 

Allow a guide to support you: there are so many guided meditations in books, on YouTube, via websites and apps. The best way to start learning is to allow an experienced teacher to guide you through, providing you with the support and information you need to ensure you get the most out of your meditation experience. 

Start small: if you haven’t yet tried meditating, the idea of it might feel overwhelming and, especially, the common misconception that meditating takes up hours at a time! The truth is, meditating can be as quick as you need it to be – from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on what you need. When you’re just starting, my best advice would be to start small; try meditating for only 10 – 15 minutes at a time and work up from there. 

Find a quiet place: as meditation is all about clearing your mind of clutter – including distraction! – it’s important to find a quiet place to meditate, a place you feel comfortable and safe.

Practice regularly: it’s also important that, when you start meditating, you do so at approximately the same time each day. That way, meditating will quickly become a part of your daily routine, just like having breakfast! 

Once you feel confident and comfortable meditating regularly, you may wish to try different meditation forms, but the best way to learn meditation is to keep it simple and short at first with a short, structured, guided meditation.

Meditation is something I believe passionately in and something I practice everyday; it’s one of the many practices I use as part of the thinkmiracle program – a free 7-week online course where I show you how to positively transform your life in small, manageable steps; helping you find your happiness and inner peace.