What are some tips for someone just starting out with meditation?

Nick Z.
I read that there's three kinds of meditation: those where you focus on something, like your breath; those where you observe your surroundings, like noticing sounds around you; and those where you kind of just let go, letting thoughts come and go. There's a lot more to it than that, but that's what it boils down to. The app Headspace has some free short meditations that teach you some basics. I also like the book Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov, which goes through meditation tips and walks you through 75 different meditations.
Michelle Q.
Females tend to enjoy guided meditations, while males tend to like the mantra or stillness ones. Women also seem to get more out of mindful meditations (see the book Chop Wood, Carry Water). So pick a type to start with & experiment. Next, the mind WILL wander. That's fine. Just bring it back gently. It can be helpful to use a guided meditation to find your spirit guide. She can be of invaluable assistance, pointing out issues you should contemplate while meditating, helping you get to a deeper level,even watching for danger in the physical while you meditate. Mine once alerted me to an early-rising, escape-artist, toddler. Some call them angels, guides, ancestors, part of our own subconscious, etc. I don't think it really matters.
If you are meditating in the daytime, it can be helpful to set an alarm, as you will not feel time passing the same.
So, those are my best tips: type, beginners mind, spirit guide, alarm.🧘‍♀️🦸🏼‍♀️🧘🏼‍♀️🦸🏽‍♀️
Namaste, my friend. Remember, its called practicing meditation for a reason! 😉
Tina P.
It's best to not expect too much from the first few sessions. Just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. It doesn't matter if your mind wanders. That's to be expected. Each session you will find yourself relaxing more. The main tip is to make sure you find a comfortable place with no interruptions. This is your few minutes to put yourself first. Enjoy!
Jade E.
i would say relax. don’t overthink anything. and if you feel your mind wandering, i would recommend picturing a trash can. breathe in, that’s your hands picking up all the un wanted thoughts. breathe out. that’s you throwing away all your un wanted thoughts. also, i would recommend headphones, so you can really concentrate on your meditation
Amelia Y.
Be patient for not open your eyes and keep following the breathing, set a clock for keep the meditation time be steady. Step by step.