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Basic Meditation Exercise

Post by Spirit-Being on February 19th 2009, 4:34 pm

A Simple Meditation Exercise
By: Virgil D. Wooten, MD


Despite a popular myth, you don't need to contort your body into a cross-legged lotus position to meditate. A sitting or lying position will do just fine. (If you choose a sitting position, keep your spine straight but your shoulders relaxed.) It also helps to have a quiet place where you won't be distracted or disturbed.

Once you're situated, close your eyes and breathe slowly, feeling the air enter your lungs. Next, exhale slowly, feeling the air leave your body. Keep the focus on your breathing. If your mind wanders off, gently bring your focus back to your breathing. You want your attention to remain on your breathing to keep you in the present moment. This way you won't be distracted by past or future events that may carry your mind away and possibly bring anxiety.

Practice this for 15 minutes each day. It can be especially helpful right before bed if you notice your mind is racing.

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Post by parrotlover100 on February 24th 2009, 12:00 am

that sound like something i can do!thanks i will try that Very Happy

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