Top 10 Meditation tips

Read a book about meditation or even more for that matter.

I recommend you to also read a guide with instructions and a book that describes the benefits of deep states of meditation. Here are a few good books to get you started: How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Pema Chodron and Meditation for Beginners by

Start meditating for 10 minutes

Also, sit longer only if you feel that is too short. Do not force yourself to meditate longer if you are not ready to do that.

Commit to long-term meditation practice.

Meditation is a life practice and the greatest benefits come when you do not examine the results of your daily practice.

Breathing exercise.

If you have the time, practice breathing exercises before meditation in order to relax your mind. I highly recommend The Nine Purification Breaths.

Practice group meditation.

Meditating with a partner or your loved one can bring great benefits and can improve your practice.

Meditate early in the morning.

No doubt, early morning hours are the best moments for meditation: you can enjoy the silence, the mind isn’t full of the daily noise yet and you are less likely to be interrupted. Wake up half an hour earlier to meditate. If you are not a morning-type person, meditate in the evening before going to sleep.

Meditate every day at the same hour.

It is essential to try to set a habit of meditation.

Find yourself a spiritual guide with whom you resonate.

It is important to be representative of a traditional and authentic spiritual path.

Do not use illegal or legal drugs.

For instance, among the known effects, smoking reduces our vibration and damages the functioning of the chakras, especially Ajna chakra (third eye). There is also the caffeine, which disturbs us and increases our blood pressure, so it’s not recommended if you want to achieve meditative states.

Do not eat before meditating.

The heavier the meal, the longer you have to wait before you can start the meditation.