Your willingness and open heart to explore the ancient, spiritual side of your human existence means that you’re half way there. To feeling supported, connected, and aligned to your higher self, intuition, and inner guidance. The 3 simple spiritual practices for beginners on this post will help you get started in a non-intimidating way.
I hope this post serves you and inspires you to keep embracing your spirituality. My hope is for you to build a spiritual practice that’s completely your own.
We all hear the call to get in tune with our spirituality at some point in our lives… But not everybody’s brave enough to click to read a post like this. You are. Celebrate yourself and the fact that you’re here. Appreciate that deep inner knowing that you’re always in the right place, and that you were lead here for the right reasons.
Here are my favorite spiritual practices for beginners — choose one for today and honor your spiritual connection with grace and gratitude.
Here’s a fun fact for you — I used to hate meditation for the longest time. I didn’t get anything out of it except increased anxiety and weird heart palpitations. So, the exact opposite experience that I was hoping for.
I dismissed meditation completely and figured that it just wasn’t for me and my weird, shaky heart. A couple of years went by with me even skipping Savasana at the end of my yoga practice. I know, I know.
Earlier this year, I found myself injured and unable to practice yoga. So I sat down in meditation, quite hesitantly still, and I quickly fell in love.
Meditation is the easiest way for you to start building your connection with the Universe, the Source, God, Goddess, Angels, Divine, whatever you personally resonate with.
The goal of meditation is to just be still, become an observer of your body and mind, and simply be. Breathe. Become content and comfortable with the present moment.
There’s no pressure to empty your mind, see things, or try to visualize anything. There are no rules.
Here’s how I like to meditate:
- I sit in a cross legged position on a blanket and make sure that my spine is straight
- I sometimes use an app called Insight Timer to set a gentle timer without any scary, unnecessarily loud personal alarm vibes (most of the time I don’t time myself, but when I feel like it, this is the app I use and prefer. It’s free!)
- I play my favorite meditation music on Spotify and simply close my eyes
- I place my hands on my lap and I breathe
Pretty simple, right? Please remember, that if my way is uncomfortable for you, that’s okay.
There are countless of ways to meditate and I’m sure you’ll find your own way to be still and present.
Journaling is another simple yet effective spiritual practice for beginners. It allows you to connect to your own inner guidance or intuition or God or Universe.
When you put your pen on the paper and let all your innermost thoughts, emotions, fears and hopes free in the Universe, magic tends to happen. There is sacred power in your words.
You can try the morning pages practice, where you just let your words flow and write 3 pages first thing in the morning.
Or you could journal out things you’re grateful for, your desires, your dreams and goals. You can use journaling as a powerful tool to let out emotional baggage and process your fears, doubts and past traumas.
You can write out affirmations and mantras, bullet journal, keep a log of your spiritual practices, experiences, and growth. There are no rules, remember?
If you want to get started with journaling, you can get your free journaling guide below!
Yoga is an ancient form of moving meditation. It’s a sacred way to honor your body and find stillness within your mind. If you don’t find regular meditation comfortable, give yoga a try!
You will flow through different postures or asanas, work your body, sweat, breathe… and surrender.
I started this blog to share my passion of yoga with the world, so there are lots of posts if you want to get more information about the yoga practice and how to get started! Please note that I wasn’t on a spiritual path at the time of writing (most of them are 2 years old and definitely give me a giggle or two).
Honoring and celebrating your body is a spiritual practice in itself. And one of the more important ones, if you ask me! Yoga is a beautiful way to treat your body with the kindness, love and respect that it deserves.
If yoga doesn’t float your boat, make sure to explore other ways to celebrate your body every day.
Keep an eye on how you choose to fuel your body.
Are you honoring your vessel with nutritious, energizing foods? Are you cleansing and hydrating your body with lost of water? Can you let go of alcohol, drugs, sugar, or caffeine?
Set an intention every morning to cherish your body with one small action. Maybe you move your body in a way that you love. Maybe you sleep full 8 hours and give your body the rest that it needs.
Who says that nap time can’t be spiritual, too?
Remember, that the year isn’t over yet and you can still make some changes, if you choose to do so. That includes your spiritual practice!
If you’d like to use the remaining couple of months for your highest good, grab the free journaling guide below.
You’ll find journaling prompts for clarity, gratitude, and your vision for the future. I hope it serves you and supports you on your spiritual journey.
Hi, I’m Vivi! I’m a transformation mentor, writer, and yoga enthusiast. My life’s purpose is empowering spiritually curious women to be and do whatever the hell they want to. I’m here to share my journey and truth with you — unapologetically, with a touch of sarcasm and a lot of heart. I want to help you grow and follow your soul’s desire, not anybody else’s rules. I write weekly about personal growth and yoga on this blog. You can join the List to receive a weekly letter of inspiration and guidance!