What to know if you want to start meditating, according to experts

February 17, 2022 by CNN Underscored

For thousands of years, meditation has been used as a way to disconnect from the outside world and tune in to yourself, lower stress levels and find rest in the evening. And while this all sounds great and dandy, the biggest hurdle to a meditation practice is getting started.

The good news is that anyone — and yes, we mean anyone — can meditate. Like other rituals and skills in life, it takes preparation and practice and testing out a few methods to see which one resonates with your mental state the best.

Here, we spoke with meditation experts about creating a meditation ritual, reaping the benefits and of course, the essential products to invest in. Consider this your 101 guide to meditation.

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