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Beginner’s Guide: Pre-Meditation Essentials By Rico Handjaja

Uncover the essential tools and techniques with Rico Handjaja to prepare your mind and body for a successful meditation practice as a beginner.

Introduction to Meditation by Rico Handjaja

A warm welcome to the world of meditation where we learn to calm our minds and find peace. We’ll start by understanding what meditation is and why it’s great for people of all ages, including you!

What is Meditation?

Meditation is like giving your mind a break from lots of thinking. It helps you feel relaxed and happy.

Why Meditate?

Meditation can make you feel less worried, help you sleep better, and make you feel like a superhero in being calm!

Getting Ready to Meditate

Before we start meditating, let’s learn how to get ready so we can have the best time while meditating.

Picking the Perfect Spot

Find a quiet place where you can sit and not be disturbed—like your secret hideout! It could be your cozy corner in the living room or a spot under your favorite tree in the backyard. Make sure it’s a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed.

What to Wear

Wear something super comfy, like your favorite pajamas or a cozy sweater. You want to feel cozy and at ease while meditating, so choose clothes that make you feel relaxed. It’s like getting ready for a sleepover with your mind!

How to Start Meditating

Starting to meditate is as easy as sitting down, closing your eyes, and taking slow breaths. Imagine yourself floating on a fluffy cloud, feeling light and peaceful.

How Long Should You Meditate?

When you’re just starting out, it’s best to begin with just a few minutes of meditation. It’s like giving your brain a quick and refreshing break. As you get more comfortable, you can gradually increase the time you spend meditating.

Tips for Meditation Beginners

Everyone starts as a beginner, even the best meditators. Here are some tips to make it easy-peasy!

Staying Still and Quiet

Try to keep as still as a statue and as quiet as a mouse. But it’s okay if you need to move a little. Find a comfy position where you can relax and focus on your breathing. It’s like playing a game of freeze tag with your body!

What to Think About

You can think about happy things, like being on a beach or playing with your pet. Imagine yourself in your favorite place, feeling all the good vibes and warmth. It’s like creating your own happy movie in your mind!

Meditation Insights

After you finish your meditation session, you might notice some interesting things happening. Let’s explore some insights you might gain from meditating.

Feeling Calmer

Once you’re done with your meditation, you might feel as calm as a sleeping kitten. It’s like your mind just took a refreshing nap and woke up feeling rejuvenated. This feeling of calmness is your mind’s way of saying thank you for giving it a break from all the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Learning About Yourself

When you meditate, it’s like having a quiet chat with yourself. You might discover things about yourself that you never knew before. Maybe you realize that you love the sound of raindrops, or that you feel happiest when you’re surrounded by nature. Meditation can be like a secret key that unlocks hidden parts of yourself, helping you understand what makes you tick.


We’ve learned a lot about meditation today! Remember, practicing meditation is like growing a plant—it gets better and stronger with time.


Can I meditate with my eyes open?

Rico Handjaja: Yes, you can! Just focus on something that doesn’t move, like a picture on the wall.

What if I can’t stop thinking?

Rico Handjaja: It’s okay! Just try to notice your thoughts like clouds passing in the sky, and then go back to thinking about your breath.

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