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Maybe learning to meditate intimidates you, and in any case
it's tough to find the time for daily meditation. The
solution to both problems is an easy meditation you can
learn right now, that will only take a minute to do each
An Easy Meditation Technique
Breathing through your mouth expands your chest, but if you
breath through your nose you'll notice how your abdomen
extends. You see, nose-breathing causes the diaphram to pull
air to the bottom of your lungs. This delivers a good dose
of oxygen into your bloodstream and brain. It also tends to
Breathing through your nose is healthier, and it's the basis
of this one-minute meditation. You simply close your eyes,
let the tension go out of your muscles, let go of your
thoughts (to the extent possible), and take four slow, deep
breaths through your nose, paying attention to your
Is Meditation This Easy?
You're not likey to get you into a deep meditative state
with this simple exercise. You will get benefits, though.
These will almost certainly include a clearer mind and a
reduction in stress.
Try to develope a "trigger" for your meditation. You can do
your four breaths when you get into the car, for example, or
right after lunch each day. A trigger is a place or time
that reminds you, so your meditation becomes a habit.
Some may say this isn't "real" meditation, but there's
nothing wrong with enjoying the relaxation you'll get from
this technique. You can always pursue deeper meditation
later, if you wish. In the meantime, remember that not
everything has to be difficult to be of value. Why not do an
easy one-minute meditation right now?
About the Author
Steve Gillman writes on many self help topics including
boosting brainpower, losing weight, meditation, habits of
mind, creative problem solving, learning gratitude,
generating luck and anything related to self improvement.
You'll find more at http://www.SelfImprovementNow.com
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