How to meditate: meditation for beginners
  
What is meditation?
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What is meditation?


If you've never tried meditating before, you may be under the impression that it's some sort of obscure art.

The truth is, anyone's capable of meditating - you might have even done it before without realising!

"Meditation is simply the practice of focusing awareness on a particular object of attention, generally, a mantra (word or phrase), a visual image, or the coming and going of the breath," Stephan explains.

It's all about taking a minute to stop doing everything else and focus completely on you -here, now, in the present.

You don't need any fancy gadgets or gizmos, and can do it anywhere, although you'll probably find it easier in a quiet place.

"Nowadays, the most popular and most extensively researched approach is known as mindfulness meditation," Stephan continues, "which uses focus on the breath to cultivate present-moment awareness."

If you're a beginner, mindfulness meditation is a good place to start.


Victoria Turk
27/08/2012
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