Two Easy Meditation Techniques
- Author Adam Chalker
- Published December 28, 2010
- Word count 400
Easy meditation techniques, although simple, can make a huge difference in your daily life. In just a few short minutes, these meditative techniques can help you relax and feel better. Each of these meditations can be done in several minutes, although for best effects aim for at least 10-15 minutes.
- Basic Yoga Breathing
Must of us run around so quickly during the day that we forget to take time to breathe. Yes, of course, your body keeps breathing, yet these are often shallow breaths that don't refresh us. To relax and retrain yourself to breathe correctly, try this simple technique.
Sit in a straight-backed chair with your spine straight. Imagine that, like a puppet, you have someone holding you up by a string in your head. (Basically, just sit up straight.)
Start by taking 25 deep belly breaths. In a deep belly breath, put your hands over your belly button. As you breathe, feel your abdomen extend. Try not to move your chest at all.
Then, do 25 chest breaths. When doing a chest breath, put your hands on your chest and heart area, and feel your chest rise and fall. Try not to move your belly.
Then, combine them. Do 25 belly and chest breaths. To do this, begin each breath by filling your belly and then your chest. Then breathe out.
As you do this, your mind may wander. No problem! That's actually part of the process. Simply gently pull your attention back to the area around your belly.
If you do these breathing exercises regularly, you can retrain yourself to breathe in the correct manner, and the benefits will follow you in the rest of your life as well.
- Basic Breath Counting Meditation
This meditation will build your powers of concentration and it will help you quickly relax and focus your mind.
As above, sit up straight in your chair. Close your eyes and focus on the in-and-out breathing of your belly.
Then, count your breaths. In-and-out counts as one breath. Count up to 10 breaths. When you reach 10, simply begin again and start at one.
If your mind wanders - which it will - no problem. Gently return your attention to your breath and the area around your belly and start again from 1.
Continue for as long as you like. As you repeat these easy meditation techniques, you build your powers of concentration and learn to relax quickly.
Adam Chalker is a certified personal coach with a Masters in Education and Human Development. His website, www.best-personal-growth-resources.com provides instructions for easy meditation techniques as well as many other personal growth practices.Article source: http://articlebiz.com
There are no posted comments.
- Most popular nature sounds for stress relief
- Meditation Enhances Cooperation
- 5 Things All Working Millennial Women Can Do to Keep the Stress at Bay
- 6 Effective Ways to be relieved from Stress
- Shower Meditation
- Guide on High School Preparation for Law School
- Resiliency Clues From Marvel Characters & Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Nationally Recognized Psychotherapist Bill Benson, LMFT, LPCC Questions the Commonly Held Definition of Stress
- Midlife Crisis is a scam
- 5 Keys To Stress Relief
- The Stress Cure - Is Stress Zapping Your Memory?
- What to do About Stress?
- Eliminate Time Clutter - Create A Not To Do List
- How Stressful Thinking Impacts You
- How much time do you waste each day doing routine things?
- What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger. It’s True!
- Are Your Friends There When You Need Them?
- How to defeat stress.
- How to Change an Unhealthy Behavior that Seems to be a Solution to a Problem
- Tips on How to Avoid Getting Stressed at Christmas
- Managing Your Papers: Inbox, Outbox, and Everything In Between
- Concrete Ideas on How to Cope With Stress
- How To Cope With Pressure At Work
- Stopping Panic Attacks Naturally
- Creating a Peaceful Place – Simple Stress Reducing Technique
- How To Hang In There Mentally When You Have Money Worries
- Work Life Amalgamation
- How to Live Stress-Free and Happy
- Job Stress and Your Health
- Why Should I Care About Stress?