Beginner at meditation

5 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
145 Posts
Nov 11, 2013 11:06pm
via Android

I meditated for the first official time today. It felt nice :) but I occasionally had some thoughts pop into my head. Does that happen to you or is it easy for you to clear your mind completely?

11 Nov
Never easy to clear the mind that's why I practice often :-)
12 Nov
I will definitely be doing it way more often :) thank you
27 Nov
Oh ya when I meditate I get all sorts of random thoughts, food cars random memories of the past, its very difficult to absolutely clear the mind
29 Nov
That's great to hear haha it's not just me
Image_thumb
1010 Posts
Nov 11, 2013 11:13pm
via Android

Lol YES. That's normal. That's kind of the point. Well, there's different schools of thought the matter, but some would say that having a "goal" such as "no thoughts" is not really the point. Just letting yourself BE, allowing thought to come and go, no goal, no attachment...

Don't worry about it, meditation is not something you'll probably ever do "perfectly".  It's a process, a practice, that is good for you, like brushing your teeth. You're not gonna attain buddhahood anytime soon. Heck who knows maybe you will but the thing is, don't worry about it :)

12 Nov
That's great to hear because I was doing some research on it and they said that after a few minutes, I'm supposed to have NO thoughts at all. I don't feel so disappointed now. Thank you!
Icon_missing_thumb
9 Posts
Nov 27, 2013 2:35pm
via Android

I just started meditsting myself and find it very relaxing.....sometime :-)  It's normal to have thoughts creep in during meditation practice.  The point of meditation is to practice calming the mind in order to find focus, patience, and discipline.  It will take time but you are on the right path and it's normal.  Don't rush it.  I find music or relaxjng sounds help me.  I also recommend reading books on the topic to understand diferent techniques and other helpful tips.  Be patient and good luck.  Peace

Image_thumb
565 Posts
Nov 28, 2013 6:03pm
via iOS
I think meditation is a great tool to slow the restless mind. I've been doing the meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak Chopra and it's been doing my mind good. It's made me a lot calmer and I fuss less about stuff.
29 Nov
That's fantastic! I need to do it more often then
29 Nov
29 Nov
It's gonna make a difference
Img_0168_thumb
254 Posts
Nov 28, 2013 7:07pm
via Android

The easy way to avoid parasite thought is to count your breathes.
With the practice you will be able to have no thought. But at the beginning it's impossible

29 Nov
I'm absolutely going to try that! Thank you :)
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,209 topics, 38,267 posts

Motivation & Support

8,533 topics, 41,807 posts

App Updates

9 topics, 38 posts

Ask the Pros

714 topics, 1,817 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,881 topics, 12,169 posts

Trainer Tools

4 topics, 18 posts

Featured Training Programs

Lean Pilates: Control

Lean Pilates: Control

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Beach Fit

Beach Fit

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Weight Loss 1

Weight Loss 1

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Cross Training with Yoga

Cross Training with Yoga

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Upper Body Groove

Upper Body Groove

Casual Ic_time_32x32 10 mins  
Back   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench
Beach Ready

Beach Ready

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Shoulders  
5 Min Six Pack

5 Min Six Pack

Intense Ic_time_32x32 5 mins  
Core  
3 Min Six Pack

3 Min Six Pack

Intense Ic_time_32x32 3 mins  
Core  
Full Body Beatdown

Full Body Beatdown

Casual Ic_time_32x32 17 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Chair
You Walk This 

You Walk This

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 44 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Cardio Machine