The Best Web Resources on Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindful.org's comprehensive beginner's guide answers any questions you might have about mindfulness and meditation.
QuietKit has put together what is simply the quickest way to get started right now with meditation.
Also known as the Navy SEAL breathing technique, or tactical breathing, it’s a surprisingly simple and effective way to help regain calmness and composure when under stress.
Why You Should Start Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation
Science is finally showing what ancient practitioners have known for millennia―that practiced regularly, mindfulness and meditation have a wide range of benefits across the entire spectrum of the human experience. Find out more about them in the links below. Click here for Medsiri's compiled links to studies on the benefits of mindfulness practice.
Adapted from a Harvard Medical School special health report on psychology, this guide is a helpful primer on how exactly mindfulness practice can change your life.
20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today
"Having witnessed the benefits, I devoted my PhD research at Stanford to studying the impact of meditation. In the last 10 years, hundreds of studies have been released. Here are 20 scientifically-validated reasons you might want to get on the bandwagon today."
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Mindfulness and meditation are broad topics and there are many different approaches to how people practice and incorporate them into their daily life.
When starting off, the best thing to do is get a general idea of the benefits mindfulness and meditation provide, (you can read about why you should practice here) and then some guidance on how to start (which is provided below).
The first and most important step is just starting. For that pick a beginner guide on mindfulness and meditation and follow it. The second most important thing is staying consistent. The benefits of mindfulness, much like the benefits derived from any productive activity, get amplified the more you keep at it.
Don't expect miraculous revelations about the nature of your being within the first few days. It will take some time (and some failures) before you start noticing, at first in a very subtle manner, the positive change in the way your mind operates. Eventually, if you keep at it for long enough, you will be able to look back with a smile on how far you have come and how much better you feel.