How to Meditate: Important Steps for Beginners

Mindful or mind full? Although there’s a paucity of data about the history of meditation, its roots travel back to the ancient times. Although Indian monks weren’t the first people to meditate, they were the ones who put in a structured practise.


Recently, a plethora of scientific studies highlighted the amazing health benefits of meditation particularly in promoting well-being. Some studies also found that it does have physiological effects too, and can be effective in helping people manage pain, stress, and other forms of physical and mental distress. Not only that, meditation has been found to increase the size of the brain and enhance the neural activities in regions involved in learning, reasoning, and forming memories.

You don’t have to be a monk to start meditating. This mental exercise is for everyone – young or old. So how do you meditate?

Here are the steps to follow: More...

About the author

Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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