It was extremely difficult for me as a beginner to sit for hours and think of nothing or have an “empty mind. In general, the easiest way to begin meditating was for me to focus on the breathing — an example Relax and just focus on inhaling and exhaling …
My mind was all over the place.
But I was told not to become fustrated.
Eventually; I was able to commit for 10 mins…
Here’s what I learned:
Concentration meditation involves focusing on a single point. This could entail following the breath, repeating a single word or staring at a candle flame, listening to a sound. Since focusing my mind was challenging, as a beginner might meditate for only a few minutes and then work up to longer durations… I’m trying !
In this form of meditation, you simply refocus your awareness on the chosen object of attention each time you notice your mind wandering. Rather than pursuing random thoughts, you simply let them go. Through this process, your ability to concentrate improves. I’m far from perfect, but I usually get distracted and start over …
Mindfulness meditation encourages the practitioner to observe wandering thoughts as they drift through the mind. The intention is not to get involved with the thoughts or to judge them, but simply to be aware of each mental note as it arises.
Through mindfulness meditation, you can see how your thoughts and feelings tend to move in particular patterns. Over time, you can become more aware of the human tendency to quickly judge an experience as good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. With practice, an inner balance develops.
In my first yoga class, we practiced a combination of concentration and mindfulness. Many disciplines called for stillness — I was all over the place ! But I learned to let my fears go and to relax …
OTHER MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
There are various other meditation techniques.
Find through research which style works for you. I am not a expert and I barely know all the positions in yoga or how to mediation like those more experienced than myself. But I’ve found peace in learning and peace in wanting to keep my mind free from negativity
Read and research and learn more about it ..