Many people find meditation as a great way to relax and achieve peace of mind.  It is a way that gives you a quick turn from the concerns of your daily life, to put your mundane activities behind for a while, and to experience unity of your body, mind and spirit.  This means that for a few minutes, you have to turn off your cell phone, leave your computer, and focus on your inner self.

Meditation is an effective way to relieve stress.

For people who want to practice meditation and experience its benefits, here are some important things that you need to know about it:

1. Finding the Right Place to Meditate

You can actually meditate anywhere for as long as you are comfortable, free from distractions and in a place that can motivate you to do your spiritual activity.

A place for meditation should be quiet and free from noise such as telephone, radio and television sounds.  You should see to it that other people in your house know that you are using the place to spend quiet time with yourself.  Ask them to not disturb you when you are in that place.

Make that place conducive to meditation by making it smell nice.  The smell of incense or candles can help to enhance your feeling of spirituality.

You can also meditate with nature as your surroundings.  It can help you to get closer to the majestic creations of the Supreme Being.

2. Assuming the Right Posture

The most popular meditative posture is to sit with legs folded with the hands resting above the lap or on the knees.  But it doesn’t mean that everyone should assume this position while meditating.

You can actually meditate on any position as long as you are comfortable and able to concentrate at the same time.  To achieve a balance of concentration and comfort, you must see to it that your posture will not create pain to enable you to concentrate without distractions.  On the other hand, your posture shall not be too comfortable as it can make you fall asleep.

3. Determining the Length of the Meditation

Many practitioners are happy with 10 to 20 minutes meditation twice per day, but a lot of beginners are still wondering about the ideal length of meditation time that they need to spend.

The length of your meditation does not actually matter much.  The important thing is that it has benefited you for the time you spent on it and that you are doing it on a regular basis.

Spending 5, 10, or 20 minutes twice a day to meditate doesn’t really matter as long as you enjoy it and you do it on a regular basis.