Buddhist Meditation For Beginners – Getting Started

Buddhist Meditation Techniques For BeginnersBuddhist meditation is something of a mystery to most people, and conjures up odd images of a monk who has reached enlightenment.  What you may not understand is that Buddhist meditation is good for both your mind and your body. This article will focus on Buddhist meditation for beginners and assorted beginners Buddhist meditation techniques that you can use to get started today.

Here is some easy Buddhist meditation techniques to get you started off, that wont be too hard for even the newest beginner out there to understand and implement at home. Buddhist meditation focuses primarily on awareness of your body, through the focusing and mental training of your mind. We can accomplish this by training our mind through various Buddhist meditation techniques used to reach enlightenment. These can be used for relieving stress, helping with depression, and even used to reduce pain that you might suffer from. When you learn to control your mind and body, you can also inhibit things like your blood pressure, heart rate, relaxation,  metabolism, and even increase your memory retention.

[quote type=”medium” align=”left”] Finding a good sitting posture like most other meditation techniques is very important with Buddhist meditation. When your body is sitting in a relaxed position and you have control of your mental awareness you can reach a deep state of Buddhist meditation much easier. This is the first step to enlightenment you might say. You may have seen statues or pictures of Buddha sitting, this is because sitting plays a major role in Buddhist meditation. [/quote]

Finding a comfortable posture is essential to reaching a deep meditative state, when you are not comfortable you will have an almost impossible time reaching a deep Buddhist meditative state. Mastering the correct body posture is important since you will be sitting in the same position for long periods of time, and your back and leg muscles can easily cramp and cause you pain if you don’t assume the correct posture. If you do not get into a comfortable and stable position i guarantee you will find your body hurting more after your beginners meditation experience than before you started. Not only that the pain will almost guarantee that you don’t reach a proper meditative state of mind. Which put in a nutshell means, if you don’t get your posture right, meditation wont work.

Use this mantra below to help you reach a deep relaxed meditative state, focus on your breathing, and try to clear your thoughts.

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