Which mistakes should a beginner avoid when meditating?
Do not start meditating by yourself . Do not watch a YouTube channel or see a book or hear some audio broadcast somewhere and then directly start meditating.
Find a Guru, a self realised Guru such as our Guru Yogiraj Shri Vethathiri Maharishi and his simplified system of Kundalini meditation.
Stay with the Guru or keep in touch with the guru regularly for the initial few days ,5days ,10days, 15 days especially in the sky system we have a foundation course we have level 1 course in which the Kundalini is awaken by the trained certified masters, skymaster. So work with the master so that the master guide you step by step.
Don’t get anxious to understand meditation and to become proficient in meditation takes patience and persistence. Initially the concentration may be there only for a few seconds, but over a period of 10 days 15 days the concentration power will improve you will succeed better.
Regularly join group meditation in a local meditation Centre where there is guidance available from the master.
Don’t get ahead of yourself. Follow the steps recommended by the Divine master. The master knows what level you are in and will be able to guide you step by step. If you avoid these mistakes and follow the advices, you will certainly succeed and become an expert very soon.