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Learning how to meditate is simple. Our ancestors have been meditating for generations. Once you decide to meditate, let the rest happen naturally.
The time of day is less important than consistency. Meditation is most helpful when it is part of your daily ritual (for example, in the morning or at night). It is especially useful to re-balance your energies when you are feeling anxious or stressed.
1. Select your spot.
Find a special place that makes you feel good where you won't be interrupted.
2. Be still.
Sit in a comfortable position. Palms up or down, feet flat or legs crossed-it's up to you.
Clear your mind. Let your thoughts come and let them go. Try not to use your mind at all.
4. Focus on your breath.
You can put all of your attention on yourself and also send prayers of love to specific people or to the Universe, in general.
5. Use creative visualization.
Imagine your body radiating positive energy and gratitude, you being you at your absolute best.
6. Stay committed.
If you lose focus and get distracted, simply focus again on your breath.
7. Apply your insights.
Take the information that is given to you-images, words, whatever you experience-and think about it after you meditate.