Meditation for Beginners: Best Ways of How To Meditate Properly


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

meditationFor 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 Mindfulness 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.

In my view, the best introduction to meditation for meditation for beginners is this one.

8 thoughts on “Meditation for Beginners: Best Ways of How To Meditate Properly

  1. Meditation techniques stimulate the natural relaxation process of one’s body and help you to recuperate following stress. I think guided meditation
    can help everyone to relax and distress simply by listening music.

  2. There are many types of meditation. Guided meditations are great for stress reduction and relaxation but often are ineffective in increasing awareness. Awareness is best increased by open focus meditation where one observes their natural body functions such as breathing and balance but not on any specific aspects and never controlling the body functions. This can be hard so suggest starting with 10 minutes a day then slowly increasing by a couple minutes a week until one is doing 1/2 hour a day. If one starts with observation for a year or two, all the other techniques such as breath and body control then will be easier to accomplish and real not imagined!

  3. The best meditation or perhaps Focus is the better term that I learned came from karate classes. It was a great way to focus energy in my opinion.

  4. Great post and great information…..if you are just starting out, I personally recommend trying to pick a calm mantra and commit to doing it for just 5 minutes a day for one week. If you can commit to doing this (and who can’t) you will really feel the power of meditation. The move on to core energy. Awesome stuff. If we can get more people to do it, the world would be a calmer place.

  5. After going through the Centrepointe promotional material, I started to do more looking around on the web and came across your post.

    Its good to get some comparative opinions of programs as I was wondering how much time and money I would need to actually invest to be able to get a benefit from mediation.

    Thanks for providing some more alternatives to compare

  6. I agree that everyone has their preferences however, I think that if someone is just starting meditation they should start with guided meditation. Then they can use binaural meditation to help reach the deepest meditation possible.

  7. Most importantly, meditation improves a person’s ability to focus. Your ability to concentrate is strengthened and improved especially if you perform it on a regular basis. After a few weeks of learning how to meditate properly, you will notice an improvement in your focus on work and other tasks. Definitely, learning how to meditate properly and committing to it have many advantages that can affect your health and your career.

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