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Hand Positions

You can try any position you have seen, but you can also just place your hands in your lap or place the hands on your knees with the palms up or down. Find a position that is comfortable for you.

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Create the Space

It should be away from household distractions. A corner of your bedroom or living room is perfect. 

You'll also need a timer that will sound at the end of your meditation session so that you're not constantly checking the clock to see how much time is left. ...

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Warming Up

You may want to do a little warm-up yoga sequence before sitting, especially if you are going to meditate first thing in the morning. 

If you find you don't need to warm up, that's fine too.

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Designate a Time

Make sure you pick a time when you can consistently devote yourself to this practice. It doesn't have to be lengthy. Ten or fifteen minutes is a good place to start. 

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What to Do

Assume your seat and close your eyes. Begin to observe your breath without changing it. You can count the breaths if that helps you stay focused on them. 

When your mind starts to wander, as it inevitably will, notice your thoughts and then release them. 

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How to Finish

When your timer sounds, open your eyes. 

Take just a few moments to notice how you feel after your practice. 

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What Meditation Is

Meditation is being attentive to the fluctuations of your mind. 

Most of the time, we completely identify with our own thoughts, meaning there is no separation between the thoughts and the thinker. Meditation begins to break down this relationship. 

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How Long

When you first start, set your timer for five minutes. 

When you are ready, begin to add one minute to your sitting time. Slowly work up to ten and then twenty minutes.

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How to Sit

If you can sit on the floor, have blankets or a cushion to sit on. 

Try a cross-legged position like sukasana. If cross-legged isn't comfortable, try virasana. If you can't sit on the floor, that's fine too. Find a chair where you can sit up straight with both your...

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Breath meditation

  • Sit comfortably in your chair with your shoulders relaxed and spine tall.
  • Place your hands mindfully on your lap.
  • Try to eliminate any stimulus that may distract you.
  • Focus on your breath to slow the brain waves down from Beta or Alpha to the Theta State.

Be comfortable in a quiet place

Be comfortable in a quiet place

To get started, it doesn't matter whether you sit or lay down as long as you are comfortable. 

You can sit cross-legged, on the floor, or on a chair. Then have the palms of your hands face the sky.

1. Take A Seat

1. Take A Seat

Find a place where you are comfortable and sit down. You can kneel or cross your legs also. Whatever feels comfortable for you. 

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