1. Find a quiet place for meditation
The first thing to do is find a quiet and restful place to meditate. You cannot meditate in a place with a lot of commotion and noise. You should go to a park or your garden or any place where you know you can sit peacefully for quite a while and not be unnecessarily disturbed by anyone or anything. When you find such a place, you are all set to start meditating for a peaceful mind.
2. Clear the clutter
You ought to clear the clutter from both your mind and your surroundings in order to be able to meditate properly and effectively. Remove all negative and petty thoughts from your mind and focus more on your inner self. Concentrate on your breathing and try not to think anything else that would occupy your mind and then stress you out. Also, check your surrounding before you begin meditating. Is it clean and spacious? You cannot meditate in a place with a lot of junk or dirt. Choose a clean place or clean the place you choose before you start meditating.
3. Relax your mind and body
When you have found a clean and quiet place to start meditating, you are ready for meditation. But first you must clam yourself down. Relax your body as well as your mind. If you feel uneasy or pain, you may not be yet ready because your mind is still on other things. Shut your eyes for a while and try relaxing yourself, before beginning to meditate.
4. Ensure proper ventilation and enough fresh oxygen
The place where you meditate may or may not be outdoors. If you choose to meditate in a garden or park, well and good, but just in case you have chosen to stay indoors to meditate, you must ensure that the room is properly ventilated. While meditating, you must inhale fresh air for full effectiveness of the exercise. Ensure proper ventilation and abundant supply of fresh oxygen before starting to meditate.
5. Practice deep breathing
You should always start off to meditate by practicing deep breathing. Deep breathing exercises effectively calm your whole body down by regularizing your heartbeat as well as your breathing rhythm. This helps you concentrate and focus on your inner self and meditate more efficiently.