Here’s a simple trick you can perform while sitting:
- Make sure you’re sitting up straight. Take three deep breaths from your stomach, allowing the stomach to fill with air each time.
- Once completed, just allow your breathing to return to normal. Allow yourself to breathe properly and spontaneously via the nose without attempting to regulate it in any way.
- I’d want you to gradually become conscious of your breathing. Paying attention to the breath gently, observing it as it comes and departs. Following the inhalation and exhalation of the breath.
Continue for another 60 seconds or so. When you’re done, take a deep breath to stop the meditation.
I often find that even a few minutes of meditation seems like an hour of catnapping. You unwind and let go of your cares and problems. You enjoy this sense of pure self-indulgent relaxation for a few minutes. Wonderful!
The breath is the object of our focus in this meditation. Were you able to maintain your concentrate, or did your thoughts wander?
Don’t be concerned if your thoughts were scattered. It’s perfectly normal to have a busy mind. This is why it is beneficial to listen to someone walk you through the process step by step. It’s much easier this way, and staying focused on the process allows you to reap the full benefits.
In the guided meditation section of the full course, I walk you through this and several other meditations step by step.
You don’t have to wait until you’re sitting at home to use these techniques, by the way. Why not use them throughout the day as you require them?
STOP the next time you feel tense or emotional, or you notice your stress level rising. Forget about what you’re doing for a moment and focus on your breathing. You’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll feel.
This concludes this section; in the next daily meditation, I’ll show you another excerpt from my new course, Meditation For Health & Happiness.