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.

She’s Teaching Sign Language Meditation & Yoga For The Deaf

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In an effort to make yoga more all-inclusive, yoga instructor and qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Bethaney Mouzer has started teaching sign-language yoga for the deaf. Trying to learn yoga when deaf is obviously a challenge. If you learn via a Youtube channel, you’re constantly turning your head to look at the video because you can’t hear what the instructor is saying. If you’re learning at a studio it’s even harder because your view of the teacher is often obstructed by other yogis. And learning via a book is always challenging because turning pages during Downward Dog is just awkward.…

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How To Meditate: Step By Step Guide [Infographic]

In this infographic I'll show you how to meditate step by step.  As a meditation teacher, I know lots of people are looking for easy ways to start meditating (my guide to practising at home will help). And you might like a way to keep these instructions for later. That's why I decided to create a meditation infographic that you can save and keep (you can also link to it if you like, as long as you link back to this page).  So here we are, the very simple step by step guide to how to meditate.  How To Meditate…

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Mindfulness VS Meditation: Are They The Same Thing?

As a meditation teacher, many of my students ask me, “Are mindfulness and meditation the same thing?” The difference between mindfulness and meditation can be a little confusing. The reason is that there are actually two different definitions of mindfulness. One is the original Buddhist meaning of the word. “Mindfulness Meditation” is an actual form of Buddhist meditation that is based around the idea of mindfully observing the present moment and labelling what we observe [for more on this, see my guide to Vipassana meditation]. The other definition of mindfulness is more open and versatile. It is the standard dictionary…

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What to Expect During Your First Yoga Class
Attending your first yoga class is a truly exciting moment.

What to Expect During Your First Yoga Class

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New to yoga?  Walk into your first class well-prepared by reading this post on what to expect during your first yoga class.  Yoga is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health through strengthening your body and centering your mind. Don’t feel intimidated by fancy terminology, all of the props, and challenging poses.  Yoga can be a good fit for everyone!  And there is generally at least one style of yoga that people enjoy. Whether you’re in the best shape of your life or just beginning on your fitness journey, yoga can work for you. There are…

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Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way
Thinking during meditation is completely normal. You do not need to fight your thoughts.

Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way

Have you ever wondered what to do with thoughts during meditation? You might have noticed that the typical advice to “Let go of your thoughts” when meditating is actually incredibly hard. Everyone says that you should simply let those intrusive thoughts go right by you, not being disturbed by them. But is that even possible? Is it natural to switch off your thoughts when you meditate? The basic concept for dealing with thoughts when you meditate is this: mindfully acknowledge them, do not dwell on them, let them go by and continue focusing on your breath. Right. Easy as that.…

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If You Find Meditation Boring It Means THIS
Yes, you might find meditation boring. But that is all the more reason to do it.

If You Find Meditation Boring It Means THIS

Many people say they find meditation boring. Sure, there’s not a lot going on with meditation. You’re just sitting down focusing on your breath or perhaps on a mantra. But if you think that the simple practice of meditation is boring, it actually says a lot about you. Why? To answer that, you have to consider what boredom really is. Boredom is one of the most common feelings in the world. Characterised by a feeling of dissatisfaction, it occurs when you have energy in your spirit but nowhere to direct that energy. The idea of boredom actually dates back to…

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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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Indulge In A DIY Meditation Retreat At Home Today

When you can't get away for a spiritual vacation to India, try a meditation retreat at home. I used to feel crappy because I could never afford a meditation retreat. But then I made the clever decision to turn my own home into my meditation retreat. And let me tell you: it's the best thing ever. Look at it this way: you can go on a meditation retreat for a week, and after the retreat you're back home in exactly the same space, feeling the same way you used to. Or you can do a DIY meditation retreat at home.…

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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 fulfil 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, but 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…

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Getting Started With Mindfulness Meditation Techniques For Beginners

In this guide, we look at getting started with mindfulness meditation techniques for beginners.  If you're just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner, you might wonder what the craze is all about. Why is it 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 meditation for beginners to look forward to. It will make you relaxed, happier, and less anxious. Just take a look at my article on the best meditation exercises for kids and adults to see what it's all about. 2…

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How To Meditate Properly 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), you don't have a personal teacher, so it's imperative that you take your time to learn properly. To help you, I've included lots of meditation tips for beginners in this guide, as well as an FAQ. It is essential to learn how to meditate correctly at home. Because you do not have a teacher, you…

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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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34 Best Meditation Practices & Techniques From 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 inner peace meditation techniques, with scripts, so you can slow and quiet the mind and relax. When we meditate, inner peace comes freely, and we return to a state 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  1:…

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Mudras List — Guide To All Yoga, Meditation Mudras

In this mudras guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about these hand gestures and a complete list of mudras to use. You'll find mudras from yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism and other spiritual systems. And you'll discover how they benefit you.    I've created a complete mudras list below with pictures to help you to get started. But first, you will probably want to know about the power of these hastas/hand mudras.   Yoga mudras offer natural ways in which you can heal your body and mind. And you can combine them with powerful mantras too.  Here's what we'll be looking…

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40 Beginners Mindfulness Activities & Exercises [Kids, Adults & Groups]

In this guide, I will share the best beginners mindfulness activities for adults, kids and groups. As a meditation teacher, I know it can be a challenge to get started with mindfulness. That is why I created this list of the best beginners mindfulness activities for kids, adults and groups. They are simple ways to focus your mind, to relax, and to start to be mindful. For adults, they include meditative exercises and communication techniques; and for kids they include mindfulness toys and games. One of the best things about mindfulness exercises is that there are a million ways to…

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11 Types Of Yoga Meditation Techniques You Need To Experience

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What are the best types of yoga meditation techniques? As a meditation teacher, I’m often asked by yogis how to combine meditation and yoga. The good news is that there are many ways to merge meditation and yoga, and myriad benefits of doing so. I love yoga meditation techniques. I mean I’m bound to, right?  Being a yoga practitioner and meditation teacher it’s kind of obvious I’d love all the types of meditation in yoga—especially given that I wrote basically the world’s best guide to meditation techniques. Methods like Trataka, Chakra Dhyana and Bhakti can genuinely transform your mind and…

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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 This might not be a problem if you only sit to meditate…

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