Meditation tips for a complete beginner

Below are a few simple steps on how to meditate each morning.
  1. Find a quiet place to sit or lay down
  2. Start with 5 minutes each day if you can
  3. Ensure you have correct posture if you are seated
  4. Breathe. Tune in to the feeling of being present.
  5. Note physical tensions and mental concerns. Acknowledge them with kindness and invite them to relax and release.
  6. Breathe in: you’re aware that you’re breathing in. Breathe out: you’re aware that you’re breathing out.
  7. When you notice that your mind has wandered, gently but firmly bring it back to the breath.
Why bother?
  • It can make you feel great emotionally and physically. 
  • It enhances activity in the area of your brain that's associated with positive emotions and experiences.
  • It helps filter out the internal and external “noise” and negative self-talk.
  • For men, the cortisol released during meditation can increase testosterone levels.
  • Counteract stress. Increases happiness, better sleep, and more creativity.