One question I’m asked a lot is “what is the best meditation for beginners“?
A lot of people think that meditating involves a lot of practice and is complicated.
And whilst that’s true for some forms of meditation, there are several ways that you can begin to learn how to meditate without much effort…
Different types of meditation for beginners
For me, hands down the easiest way to meditate is with something called “binaural beats meditation“. This sounds complicated but the reality is that all the hard work has been done for you. All you need to do is put on your headphones and press Play.
There are lots of different methods available within this area. Probably the best known is Centerpointe’s Holosync program and that’s where I started out. I found two problems with it: the cost to go through all the levels is high and the full course takes years to complete.
So when I came across the Meditation Program I had to take a look.
This promised the same kind of results as Centerpointe but in a timescale anyone could relate to – weeks, rather than years.
As a beginners meditation, it’s a great system. You listen to a prerecorded track for between 30 and 60 minutes a day. The recording and the binaural beats behind it put you into a deep meditative state – one that would take you years to achieve by traditional methods.
I’m still using the system today, listening to it on a daily basis to help keep me focussed.
Whether you’re just about to start learning to meditate or have been meditating for some time, I highly recommend it. You can get hold of a copy of the Meditation Program here.
Whilst my preference is for the “high tech” meditation method, some people prefer a more traditional method of meditation.
I’ve investigated a lot of different methods for this as well and one of the best I’ve found is Core Energy Meditation.
It’s well explained – you can either listen to the background information with the audio files you’ll get or you can read the transcript of these if you prefer. Some people like to have the explanation in front of them as it keeps the rational side of their mind happy. So if that’s the case for you, this will be a good system for you.
Then there are the two main guided meditations. Kevin Schoeninger has a soothing voice, which is ideal for going into a meditative state. You can hear a sample of it here.
One big advantage of Core Energy Meditation is that the meditations themselves are short: you can choose from 20 minutes or 40 minutes. So if you’re pressed for time, this is an excellent choice.
Which is better? Binaural Beats Meditation or Guided Meditation?
I think the answer to this question is down to personal preference. Both systems work well.
If you’re the high tech, gadget type who just wants to put on a track and do absolutely nothing else, then a binaural beats meditation will work well for you.
If you like to know a bit more about how the technique works then the more traditional guided meditation is an excellent choice.
The main thing is to actually start to meditate. It’s an excellent experience and you’ll find yourself more relaxed after even a few sessions. If you’re able to practice most days, you’ll find a noticeable difference with either of these methods in a short space of time, regardless of your level of experience.