If you are one of those who have tried and failed in every attempt, don't worry because one of the first lessons is that you also learn meditation. Let's see!
Those who have the ability to meditate speak wonders of this practice and its great health benefits, both physical and mental. Take note!
Meditation for beginners:
1. Be patient
Training our minds can take a lifetime. Our head never rests and always throws up new thoughts. The point is what we do with it. By meditating we learn to observe "without reacting" to what we think. This would be the first agreement of the Toltecs (one of the native peoples of Mexico): "not take anything personally." As I do not assign power or judgment to what I see, I do not suffer. I must apply this principle also in my personal relationships and what happens around me. So, if I sit down to meditate and my mind slips into some thought, I don't judge myself and go back to my starting point: breathing.
2. Generate routine
Be honest when choosing a fixed time to meditate. For example, if I feel fresh early in the morning, I don't wait until the evening to do so because I will fall asleep. And vice versa: if I perform more at night, you have to take advantage of that moment. The important thing is to be able to create the habit of sitting down and looking inward and seeing how we are doing. For that, it takes will, determination and at the beginning, always do it at the same time, and in the same place.
3. Create the space
The place that shelters us in our meditation must be clean and orderly. It's hard to concentrate when we have a chair full of clothes from three days ago, shoes scattered everywhere, and dishes from last night unwashed. Order in the matter is order within us. It helps a lot to use dim lights and some aromatic essence such as myrrh, incense, sandalwood, or patchouli. It is also advisable to put on some relaxing music or a mantra and sit on a comfortable cushion.
4. Choose a place with good ventilation
Remember that when we exhale we are removing internal waste from the body.
Begin by bringing your attention to your body posture. The spine rises skyward from the sitting bones that rest on the ground.
5. Observe the parts of your body that are in tension and those that are relaxed
And focus your attention on your breathing: if it is slow and slow or agitated and shallow. During concentration, thoughts will continue to appear, but we will not pay attention to them. Based on persistence, over time they will disappear and we will be able to keep our minds blank during meditation.