Meditation is extremely easy and requires very little knowledge or expertise to do. you probably use major aspects of meditation in some way or other all the time without even realising.

Below are some helpful tips to make the most out of any meditation session. There is also a meditation session example closer to the end.

1. Meditation is all about creating mental control, calm and strength in life.

By mental control and calm, it means having a greater ability to direct your mind in the direction you want, without the mind having wild control over you. This in turn leads to strength of mind and character.

2. Meditation can be used by any person, at any time and for any purpose.

Most people think that meditation is only for the mind and that's it. However, the state of your mind has an influence across all areas of life and so meditation can help you in those areas as well. For example, in sports, business, relationships, health etc etc.

3. To meditate, close your eyes and observe your mental state of being.

If you have never tried to meditate before, it may be slightly awkward. However just a little bit of practise and your mind will be able to go into extremely deepened states with ease. This will lead to many mental effects. There is a full session at the end of this article which could try.

4. The mental effects of meditation will increase your intelligence & IQ.

The effects of meditation are increased intuition, meditation, clarity of thought and creativity as well as increased visualisation ability and concentration. Considering how easy meditation is, these effects are an easy way to boost your intelligence.

5. Meditation allows you to reach the depth of the subconscious mind.

As your mind begins to enter into deeper states through meditating, the deeper levels of your awareness will begin to open, allowing you to connect with them and achieve greater brain power. This is why meditation leads to increased intelligence

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--- Meditation Session Example ---

To begin, you should make sure you are in a comfortable place in which you will not be disturbed. In this place, you can either be sitting up, or lying down. However, we would recommend that you are sitting up because it will prevent you from falling asleep or becoming drowsy.

The next step is to take some slow and deep breaths, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. You should make sure the air fills your lungs. This will help to cut and reduce the busy chain of thoughts which can arise from day to day life, resulting in a quiet and calm mind.

Next, you can either remain in this completely quietened state and hold it for the required period of time, or decide to imagine an image. If you choose to hold this quietened state, our advice is to focus on either the "emptiness of your thoughts" or the sound of your breathing. By doing that, you allow your mind to have a focus which it can concentrate on.

If you choose to meditate on an image, you should see that image extremely clearly in your mind, meaning you should see the shapes, colors, tastes, smells and whole situation of what it is you are imagining. Your image can also be a sequence of events (i.e. like a movie)  or any situation like you would experience in a dream. The images also don't need to make any sense, and you shouldn't be trying to make sense of them anyway. To meditate on it, simply observe the image and where it takes you on your inner mental journey.

Finally, do this for 10-15 minutes as a minimum, (30 minutes is recommended) for 3-4 days per week.

What To Expect

The changes will take place automatically in your life as it should. This change will come about in the form of increased intuition, synchronicities and coincidences towards your goal. If your quite enthusiastic about meditation wish to practice it for longer, I would do so for 45-60 minutes for 5 days per week. Any longer and you will slow down your progress considerably.