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10 Tips to meditate if you are a beginner

Go back to exercising, bathing your pet, taking out clothes that you no longer wear, finishing reading the book that has some dust on your nightstand, these are just some of the things that we always end up postponing because we don’t have time or we are very tired to do them.

But there is something that you are sure to enjoy more than anything because, in addition to being a form of spiritual healing, it serves to connect your emotional and spiritual side with the physical. I am talking about meditation, it is a form of relaxation that we must all definitely practice. Next, we share some tips to meditate if you are a beginner.

1. Wear comfortable clothes

Have you noticed that most people who practice meditation always wear loose clothing? And it is much more comfortable to do it, so I recommend that if you want to concentrate faster and have more comfort, wear loose and soft clothes; cotton garments are recommended. Take off accessories like a watch, earrings or necklaces, and forget about tight clothing.

2. Find a quiet place

It doesn’t matter if it’s outdoors (like your garden or balcony), or inside your house; The important thing is that there are no interruptions and noises that can bother you. You must know that the place you choose must give you comfort and peace.

3. Light incense or a humidifier

When you start to meditate you realize that all your senses are more receptive, so I recommend that if you have incense or a humidifier in your house, use these. It is not strictly used, but you can notice that when you meditate your nose becomes sharper, it helps you to concentrate and relax more easily.

4. Take a comfortable pose

A correct and comfortable posture makes the difference between being able to focus on meditation or just wanting to change your posture every two seconds, so you can do it in two ways, both really comfortable and, most importantly: they allow you to meditate calmly and effective.

  • Sitting: If you choose this option, it is best to do it on a yoga mat, sitting in the centre of your bed or directly on the floor; Your back should be straight and without tension. You will be able to breathe deeply, keeping your arms away.
  • Lying down: You can lie on your bed or on the yoga mat itself; It is better to discard the floor option, because after a few minutes, you may start to feel uncomfortable. Your posture should be completely straight, so that your legs and arms are separated, not in the starfish style, but also not together.

5. Focus your energy on your body and breathing

Most likely this is the most complicated step of all, since it is difficult not to pay attention to our thoughts, to give that attention to your body and your breathing, so you must do two basic things so that you really feel that there is a connection between your mind, each part of your body and your breathing:

  • Count your breaths: Before focusing on your body, you must focus on your breathing; experience the sensation of inhaling, holding the air in the lungs and then exhaling. Count your breaths in rounds of ten; These must be deep, this way it will be easier to make the connection between your mind and your body.
  • Focus on your sensations: Learn to pay attention to every part of your body; In this way, you will better identify each sensation you experience, and you will notice how your arms, feet, abdomen, fingers and even areas of the skin have a different sensation and how it changes depending on the concentration you have in each area.

6. Eliminate distracting noises

This is probably somewhat complicated, more if everyone in your house is home, children play indoors, or you simply have all the notification alerts on WhatsApp or Instagram news or messages activated, so stay away from any noise that comes to exist. Silent your cell phone and find a room or time when you have those 10 or 20 minutes of silence exclusive to you.

7. Put on relaxing music

One way to get focused when you’re meditating is by playing background music that will help you reach the level of focus you want, so take advantage of the meditative song playlists offered by YouTube and Spotify.

8. Distractions are natural, don’t knock yourself up

If it is one of the first times that you practice meditation, it is completely normal for your own thoughts to distract you, but it should not stop you from meditating, so do not bother or be angry with yourself if at the beginning you are already thinking about anything else; just suppress that thought and recount your breaths to enter that zen mode again.

9. Start with 10-minute lapses daily

Maybe you think that 10 minutes is little, that it is very little time, that you can do more, but it is not that you are going to meditate for four hours straight the first day of starting. Ideally, it should be 20 minutes, but initially, it is best only to be 10 minutes. It will even help you fall asleep more easily.

10. Commit to doing it daily

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10 SYMPTOMS THAT ARE NOT CORONAVIRUS

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Despite the fact that the COVID-19 disease covers everything, but the rest of the viruses and bacteria have not disappeared. There is a good chance that what you have is a different infection. Some signs can reassure you.

A disease, including COVID-19, does not always respond to the same symptoms. It varies from patient to patient.

However, these variations, which the physician should be aware of, are usually rare. The vast majority agree on the symptoms.

As you know, in coronavirus infection, there is high fever and dry cough; later, shortness of breath.

Coronavirus symptoms are more common in other diseases

There are other symptoms that, in a very high percentage, are common in other diseases and practically rule out the coronavirus.

The first major study of symptoms, published by The New England Journal of Medecine, clarifies which symptoms are not common.

1. TEARING AND INFLATED EYES

Less than 1% of those affected by the coronavirus have swollen irritated or watery eyes.

It is a symptom that is associated with an allergy or a common cold. It is one of the most obvious signs to start ruling out COVID-19.

2. CONGESTED NOSE AND MOCOS

A very common symptom of common colds and, to a lesser extent, influenza, and has rarely been detected in COVID-19.

The coronavirus affects the upper part of the respiratory system less, unlike common constipation.

So these symptoms of the upper part of the head are more typical of a cold.

3. SNEEZY

Sneezes are common from the flu, colds, and allergies to mites or pollen, for example.

A dry cough, typical of the coronavirus, can also be a sign of the flu or even a cold. That is, do not think that it is a coronavirus either.

4. FEBRILE

Fever is one of the most common factors in coronavirus infection. Even if it takes two or three days, it almost always appears.

Only high fever is related to COVID-19

It is also a fever that exceeds 37.5 degrees. The average is usually between 38 and 39 degrees during illness.

The slight fever can be caused by a cold. It is not usual, but when it is intense, it is accompanied by low fever and some general discomfort.

5. DIARRHEA

Only 4% of coronavirus patients get this symptom.

It is more common in a stomach virus, spoiled food, or even nerves.

6. NAUSE

Nausea and vomiting also occur very rarely among COVID-19 patients (5%).

Some aerial viruses can end up in the digestive tract and cause digestive problems. But it is not normal.

Only 5% of infected people feel nauseated by this virus

A stomach virus or spoiled food are much more common causes.

7. FATIGUE, WEAKNESS, TIREDNESS

Fatigue is a very common symptom of the flu. The feeling of weakness and fatigue can last for two weeks.

It is true that in the COVID-19, there is also fatigue, but to a lesser extent, it has been seen in a third of those infected by the coronavirus.

8. MUSCLE PAIN

Muscle or joint pain is a common symptom of the flu. Also, of course, to other non-respiratory diseases.

Body pain is more like flu. Few cases (less than 15%) with pain have been described in those infected with coronavirus.

9. HEADACHE

In a similar proportion to muscle pain, it is almost always a flu symptom in respiratory diseases.

In this type of illness, be it the flu or COVID-19, the headache occurs along with other symptoms.

If you are only suffering from a headache without any other symptoms (fever, cough), it is probably migraine or tension pain.

10. YOU CAN BREATHE DEEP

If you have other symptoms, such as cough and fever, but you breathe well, don’t rule it out as the common flu.

It could be a coronavirus but in a mild condition.

But the disease, if it spreads and goes down to the lungs, causes a very characteristic feeling of shortness of breath, typical of pneumonia.

NOT ALWAYS THE SAME

Even though in the vast majority of cases, these symptoms coincide with other pathologies that are not COVID-19, today, without doing the coronavirus test, there is no complete certainty.

The general recommendation is that, if you have any symptoms and doubts, take extreme precautions, and do not expose others to unnecessary risks.

The data has shown that the symptoms of the coronavirus can be mild, similar to mild cold.

More commonly, they are flu-like symptoms and can even mislead health workers themselves.



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