The Secret of How to Meditate Properly

Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a lifelong practitioner and certified Teacher of Yoga from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in India. As well as being the founder of, she also teaches Hatha and Sivananda Yoga in Ontario, Canada.

16 Responses

  1. Effie says:

    Hi there! I really loved your article. I have been practicing yoga and meditation for almost eight years now, and I’ve never seen such a simple and organized guide. Those twelve principles you describe are enough for someone that wants to meditate. Keeping that in mind, everything else is practice. Thanks a lot! Your article helped me clear my mind.

  2. Reinis Inkens says:

    Hey, these are some nice tips!
    I have two consistent problems with my meditation, maybe you can offer some advice on them. First of all, for me it’s hard to set a certain time for meditation, because of working hours. Though technically I have a set working period, I often have work outside of my regular job which makes my everyday life often unscheduleable.
    Secondly, and this is a much more pressing problem for me, every time I meditate I fall asleep. The moment I start breathing rhythmically, it only takes a few minutes before I doze off. The time of the day doesn’t matter. I’ve been given advice to meditate in the mornings, but that just ends up with me being late for work due to falling asleep 🙂
    Any different advice on that would be appreciated!
    Good luck with the page, doing well.

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      How about you commit to 20 minutes of meditation before bed, to start with? This way, even if you doze off, you’ll find that your sleep is better and deeper. With consistent practice, you will stop falling asleep and your body will naturally expect and enjoy the ‘switch-off’ session.

  3. Ryan says:

    I’ve been using meditation for almost a year and a half now and I have to say, rarely have I come across such straightforward tips and insights. i love the 12 step guide.
    Bookmarking your page and I will definitely be coming back in the future. Thank you!

  4. Steve says:


    Great post. I have tried to meditate so many times but stuff keeps running into my head it is so hard to clear my mind. Your article makes me want to give it another try! Thank you for laying out the steps to succinctly!


  5. Dean says:

    I’m going to try meditation with the steps your provided, sounds exciting! Thank you for this information.

  6. Basem Fodah says:

    What an awesome post Andrea! I started meditation at the beginning of this year, and after a while I starting to realize that I’m less stressed, can focus better in classes, my memory became better, and I stopped getting mad at small things. I still have hard time concentrating while meditating but I feel very relaxed after finishing.

  7. Yasmin says:

    Hi, love your post. I’ve never practised yoga, because I never knew how to meditate. This is a very simple easy guide to follow. I will be trying it out 🙂 Thank you

  8. GBIG says:

    That was lovely. I keep telling myself I should meditate more, but alas…. between work, kids, hobbies, chores etc etc my week just seems to slip by.
    I am glad reminders like this exist. I will do and mediate some more tonight.
    I was just wondering if you personally use “om” or a Chrystal or something else?
    Also when you meditate do you move towards the Ajna Chakra or the Anahata Chakra?
    Thank you.

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