How to do Meditation

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 27, 2015

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  • Look for a peaceful place at home.
  • Do stretching first and choose posture.
  • Be comfortable in the posture.
  • Speed up breathing pattern.

MeditationEver since the discovery of meditation as a resolution to several disturbances in the human mind as well as body, it has become widely accepted and appreciated. Meditation at home has overweighed its traditional approach of being taught by a yoga expert. Doing meditation at home is the best resort for people, who cannot afford or who do not wish to go to a yoga expert for learning the techniques of meditation. Daily meditation can have a great impact on your sense of calm.

Meditation at Home

How to do Meditation Without an Instructor at Home?

There are several kinds of meditation techniques that have their own set of instructions to provide an effective solution to its practitioners, however, you can decide the one that best suits the need of the hour. The duration of the meditation also depends on the kind that is chosen. For the most basic level of meditation at home, follow the following steps:

Step One: Eliminate Distractions

To start with meditation at home, you should look for a place that is peaceful and serene. Absence of noise and pollution is very important while you sit for meditation. Make sure that no one is going to bother you. Remember, even 5 minutes of meditation is beneficial.

Meditation at Home


Step Two: Stretch First and Choose your Posture

Try to sit upright and keep your spine straight for as long as you are comfortable, without exerting pressure on your body. You can either choose to sit on the bed or on a carpeted floor or even on a chair. The usual position for meditation is crossing the leg, but if that is uncomfortable, you can choose to sit with your legs stretched or in a position that gives you utmost comfort and relaxation. The effectiveness of the meditation technique highly depends upon the level of comfort, in which it is pursued.

Step Three: Be Comfortable 

Start visualising a specific object in your mind and try to consider the object as yourself. Try to visualize yourself to be the way the object is in terms of shape, colour, and texture. In doing so, you will begin to feel relaxed and calm. If the visualisation does not come naturally, do not push yourself into thinking, what your mind is not comfortable with. You can begin with plain concentration on something around you and gradually build into visualising the object to be you.


Step Four: Try to Focus

It is likely that while concentrating on an object, you may fluctuate between other issues concerning everyday situations. In such a situation, you should draw your attention to the pattern of your breathing. Try taking deep breaths and exhale completely. Ensure that you develop your concentration on your breathing pattern and gradually revert to visualising yourself as an object.

Step Five: Speed your Breathing Pattern

Try to increase the speed of your breathing pattern and observe your stomach compressing and expanding. This will help you ensure that your mind is at one place. No matter what kind of meditation technique you opt for, practicing the above mentioned basic steps can help you figure out the complex ones with ease.

Meditation is an absolutely wonderful practice, but can be very difficult in the beginning. Use the tips described in this article to get your practice to the next level!

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  • Richa Ghosh22 Apr 2013

    Hi, I want to start meditation at home. I have very high stress level. I have done meditation with a psychologist and yoga instructor before, but I want to do it at home now as I can't afford it. Is there a way to meditate at home without the need of an instructor guiding me through it? I am not a very calm person, so I worry that I won't be able to do it by myself. Please suggest me few meditation tips that would help me bring down my stress level.

  • Name13 Apr 2013

    a good effort by admin. keep it up.........

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  • aarti27 Sep 2012

    nice article with easy tips........

  • aarti27 Sep 2012

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  • aarti27 Sep 2012

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  • Raghav04 Sep 2012

    You didn't mention the duration of meditation.

  • madhu02 Sep 2012

    it is helping me to start a good life

  • sid nik17 Jun 2012

    very cul... easy and free too. i will try it.......

  • How to do Meditation Teacher16 May 2012

    Agree to disagree with some tips. Too much use of the mind keeps people in their mind? You have to be 'out of your mind' to meditate successfully. <a href=""></a>Blessings, K and Dr Michael

  • manish28 Apr 2012

    it's very easy friends. do it Dear!

  • sarware alam16 Apr 2012

    i like this medition

  • pulkit swarnkar16 Apr 2012

    wow! it's vry useful fr my helath. i m vry surprise for this result to do meditation. thnk u.

  • zabiulla29 Mar 2012

    very clear explanation

  • manjunath14 Mar 2012

    its is really good

  • meenakshi09 Mar 2012

    thank you very much..

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  • sonali rout28 Feb 2012

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Geeta25 Feb 2012

    its cool........

  • Raju19 Jan 2012

    thank you very much :)

  • Devraj Nayak04 Dec 2011

    It's very refreshing

  • Shivakumar01 Nov 2011

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  • Rafat26 Oct 2011

    well just read it let me try first but quite interesting...........

  • padma23 Oct 2011

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  • swathi reddy31 Aug 2011

    hi am feeling very happy.really it is very effective & good. Thanks a lot

  • Swati Mane28 Aug 2011

    easy and effective way, thank you.

  • Swati Mane28 Aug 2011

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  • komal shah13 Aug 2011

    it is really effective and simple

  • kalyani08 Aug 2011

    it is really nice............