20+ Ideas For Beginner Meditators And Yogis

We’ve created the absolute best beginners meditaiotn guides for you, including mindfulness, mantras, mudras and more.

Here’s a selection of some of our great guides for beginners

The Basics Of Meditation

Before you start meditating it’s essential that you know the basics. We’ve created a comprehensive guide to help you to start meditating. In the guide you will learn everything you need to know to start meditating the right way today.

Read our guide to the basics of meditation.

Meditation In 10 Easy Steps

So you want to start meditating and you enjoy a busy life, so you’d like to start meditating quickly and with minimal fuss. What do you do?

You read our guide to meditating in 10 easy steps. Simple.

Mindfulness For Beginners

One of the most important types of meditation is Mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment. Easy to do, but also easy to forget to do.

Take a look at our beginner’s guide to mindfulness.

A Buddhist Meditation Plan For Beginners

If you want your meditation to be effective, you need to have a plan. We can help you here. We will share with you a great meditation plan that you can use every day to progress.

Take a look at our Buddhist Meditation Plan For Beginners.

Other Relaxing Meditative Techniques

What do you do when you want the feeling of meditating buy you’d like to get it through different means? Simple. You use our easy guide to the best relaxation techniques.

And here are some more great articles about meditation for beginners.

Daily Mindfulness Routine Suggestions From Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen
dog walks can be part of a daily mindfulness routine

Daily Mindfulness Routine Suggestions From Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have some great suggestions for your daily mindfulness routine. While we are all stuck at home because of the current situation, it is all too easy to slip into a state of stress and mindlessness. To counteract this, it is important to develop a daily mindfulness routine that helps you stay calm and focused at home. I previously wrote about the 40 best mindfulness activities. In that article I shared lots of ways that you can practice mindfulness at home throughout the day. Mindfulness, the simple practice of focusing the mind on the present moment…

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Meditation Starter Kit Recommended By Our Expert
The only really essential items you need in a meditation starter kit are a mala, chair, and a book

Meditation Starter Kit Recommended By Our Expert

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A good meditation starter kit, with all the items you need to start meditating, will help to ensure that you can practice meditation successfully. The good news is that you really don’t need that much equipment in order to start meditating [READ: How To Start Meditating At Home]. There are lots of new meditation tools. They range from brain-sensing headbands to virtual-reality meditation games and more. But if I can be honest with you for one moment: You really don’t need those fancy items to start meditating. That’s why I haven’t included any of the in this meditation starter kit.…

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How To Create Your Own Meditation

In this guide we are going to look at how to create your own meditation. This DIY meditation technique will be a personal meditation that is specifically created to fulfill your individual needs. You will also learn how to teach your meditation technique to other people and how to record it as a DIY guided meditation. Not only will this be fun, it will also be immensely rewarding. Why Create Your Own Meditation Technique? Did you know, there are more than 31 meditation techniques in popular use today? Given that there are so many, you might wonder why you would…

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Getting Started With Mindfulness For Beginners [Script & Tutorial]

If you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner, you might wonder what the craze is all about. Why is mindfulness one of the fastest growing health practices of the past decade. What will you get out of it? There are so many amazing benefits of mindfulness for beginners to look forward to. Mindfulness will make you relaxed, happier, and less anxious. Just take a look at my article on the best mindfulness exercises for kids and adults to see what it’s all about. What is mindfulness When you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner you might…

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How To Do Meditation At Home For Beginners [TUTORIAL]

In this guide we will be looking at how to do meditation at home for beginners. This will be a complete tutorial so you learn how to meditate properly.  When you're learning how to meditate at home (as opposed to on a retreat or at a studio) it is important that you learn the rules of meditation. That's why I've included lots of meditation tips for beginners, as well as an FAQ.  It is important to learn how to meditate correctly at home. Because you do not have a teacher you will want to go slowly, especially because there are some risks…

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Actually, THIS Is How To Use Prayer Beads For Meditation

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In my Ultimate Guide To Malas I introduced malas and why they are my favorite piece of spiritual jeweler. Now let’s discuss how to use prayer beads for meditation in the right way. Yes, malas look just gorge in their boho chic style, and they’re an awesome fashion accessory, but when you’re using malas to meditate you also need to know what you’re doing. As a meditation teacher I often see people wearing malas the wrong way and meditating with them incorrectly.  If you want to use malas for healing you do have to use them properly in order to…

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How To Meditate For Beginners [Written By A Meditation Teacher]

Here’s the first thing to know about meditation for beginners: You will get out of meditation what you put in. As a meditation teacher I’ve helped people change their lives with meditation. Beginners come to this site (THE DAILY MEDITATION) looking to learn how to meditate, and I regularly hear comments about how quickly you guys, my readers, have benefited from meditating.   If you’re a beginner learning meditation for the first time, be excited. Because by the time you have finished reading this guide (5 minutes ish) you will know everything you need to know to meditate properly. Here’s…

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31 Different Meditation Techniques & Scripts [Beginners To Advanced]

Learn a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques from Buddhism, yoga, Taoism. These mindfulness techniques are good for stress, anxiety, depression, and for promoting happiness, inner peace, and calmness. This is basically a free online meditation course and mindfulness course for you to enjoy.

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23 Inner Peace Meditation Techniques With Scripts

In this guide I'll share all the best nner peace meditation techniques, with script, so you can slow and quiet the mind and relax. When we meditate, inner peace comes freely, and we return to a statue of pure equanimity (calmness). This creates a quiet mind and slows down thoughts to stop you feeling rushed and anxious. Inner peace means no longer fighting with the universe or with yourself. It is about accepting the present moment mindfully and embracing serenity.  It's about stopping anger and letting go so you can relax deeply.      21 Meditations For Inner Peace, With Scripts …

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Mudras List — Guide To All Yoga, Meditation Mudras

In this guide to mudras I've included a  mudras list for all the different mudras in yoga and meditation. You will also learn how they work, how to practice them, the best ones, and the science. If you're a beginner you will learn everything you need to know. Did you know that for thousands of years people have used hand-gestures known as hand-mudras (hastas)? There are more than 50 yoga mudras and many more mudras in Buddhism, Hinduism and other spiritualities. These mudras are practiced in meditation and yoga, and they have many different benefits, as listed below.  I've created…

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40 Simple Mindfulness Meditation Exercises For Beginners [Kids, Adults]

In this guide I will share the best simple mindfulness meditation exercises for beginners, including specific mindfulness exercises for kids and adults. As a meditation teacher I know it an be a challenge getting started. That is why I created this list of the best easy mindfulness exercises for kids and adults. They are simple ways to focus your mind, to relax, and to start to be mindful. One of the best things about mindfulness meditation exercises is that there are a million ways to do them. As Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D [a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin] told…

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10 Best Yoga Meditation Techniques You Need To Experience

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Let me tell you something: I love yoga meditation techniques. I mean I’m bound to, right?  Being a yoga practitioner and meditation teacher it’s kinda obvious I’d love all the types of meditation in yoga. Especially given that I wrote basically the net’s best guide to meditation techniques. Thing is: everyone can get something out of these yoga meditation techniques. Especially if you combine them with my list of yoga breathing exercises! There Are So Many Benefits Of Yoga Meditation Techniques Yet So Many People Dont Know About Them! I’ve taught everyone from five-year-old kids to the elderly all the…

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7 Best Meditation Positions For Beginners, Sitting Or Standing

What are the best meditation positions for beginners? And do you need to use the traditional Buddhist meditation sitting position? Your meditation posture is incredibly important. Not just for your body, but for your mind too. Whether you’re meditating sitting on a meditation chair, a mat, or the floor, you need to have proper meditation posture, otherwise you may experience knee and back pain. If you have a bad body position when meditating, you will put pressure on your spine, and this could potentially lead to spinal injury.  [here's how to use meditation to improve your spinal health This might…

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7 Techniques Of Buddhist Meditation For Beginners [With Scripts]

There are lots of different types of Buddhist meditation techniques for beginners to learn. In this tutorial on Buddhist meditation, I will guide you through all the most importance practices, and their scripts and benefits. As a meditation teacher, I have helped many people to learn Buddhist meditation techniques, and today I will show you how to meditate like Buddha. These techniques are also the Tibetan meditation techniques, Tibet being the home of Buddhism, where it is the dominant religion. Essentially, Buddhist meditation is about learning to understand how the mind works. One of my favorite things said by Buddha…

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28 Different Types Of Yoga And Their Benefits [LIST]

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You wont believe some of these different types of yoga and their benefits.   There are 28 different types of yoga with benefits that range from fitness to relaxation to weight loss to spiritual awakening.  Between all these different yogic forms you might wonder just how you can choose the best one for you.  In this guide I'll show you the very best (and a few hilarious) forms and what they can do for you.   Whether you're beginner just looking to get started, or you're interested in mastering your knowledge and becoming a yoga teacher, you will get a lot out…

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8 Taoist Meditation Techniques Bruce Lee Used [TUTORIAL]

There are 8 major types of Taoist meditation techniques, including Zhan Zhuang, neiguan and "Emptiness". They're famous today mostly because they're the Bruce Lee meditation techniques that he spoke about in his movies and interviews. Lots of people ask me whether Bruce Lee did meditation. The answer is a resounding Yes. Bruce Lee did Taoist meditations. I should clarify that he was not a Taoist. His principal training was in Chan and Zen Buddhism. However, he did use Taoist meditation techniques. And no wonder, because they are some of the most powerful meditations ever [READ: Best Meditation Techniques]. If you…

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Steps For Anapansati Meditation From Anapanasati Sutta

In this article we’ll be looking at how to do Anapanasati meditation technique, based on the actual anapansati sutta of Buddha. As a meditation teacher, this is the meditation techniques I teach the most. Buddha said this meditation techniques bears "great fruit" (meaning great benefit) when practiced regularly. It is a very important Buddhist meditation [READ: Buddhist meditations for beginners] Introduction to Anapanasati Meditation / Anapanasati Sutta By the end of this guide, you will know how to do Anapansati meditation correctly, based on Buddha's teachings from the Anapanasati Sutta. This will give you the power to stay calm no…

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How To Do Zen Meditation Techniques Like Zazen

Did you know that there are different types of Zen meditation techniques, the main being Zazen meditation? Each of the different types of Zen meditation has different benefits, so it is worth trying all of them. Zen meditation techniques are a variety of Buddhist meditation that are used by both beginners and masters. In this guide to Zen meditation techniques you'll learn how to do Zazen and other methods, along with the benefits, hand positions, sitting postures and the benefits. What are Zen Meditation techniques? Naturally, Zen meditation techniques they stem from the Zen Buddhist tradition. Zen is a school…

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How To Actually Do Jedi Meditations To Feel The Force [TUTORIAL]

Did you know that you can actually use Yoda's meditations from Star Ways? Ever since Jedi became an official recognised religion, people have been trying techniques from Star Wars, including meditation.    There are tons of life lessons from Star Wars. And for my Galactic Credits, the absolute best lessons from Star Wars are about meditation. Meditation is very important to Jedi. As a meditation teacher I have actually taught Yoda's meditation techniques to many people. Which is quite easy because most of the philosophy in Star Wars is based on Zen.  Yoda is one of our picks of the…

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Use These 10 Powerful Mudras For Weight Loss, Health And Fitness

Did you know you can use mudras for weight loss, energy, depression and all other sorts of health situations? Some of the heath problems mudras can cure include: insomnia anxiety depression weight gain stress digestive problems It's been scientifically proven that the hand positions used in Hinduism, yoga and Buddhism can significantly boost your health and even help to alleviate some of the symptoms of diseases.  These healing hand gestures have been used in the East for thousands of years as part of traditional healing. And as we witness the rise in popularity of meditation and yoga here in the…

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