Meditation Ideas

Simple Meditation Tips

Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique, such as mindfulness or focused attention, to train the mind and induce a state of relaxation and calmness. To meditate, follow these steps:

  1. Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit or lie down. If you are seated in a chair, ensure your feet are grounded on the floor.

  2. Close your eyes (if that feels right for you) and take a few deep breaths.

  3. Focus your attention on your breath, or on a word or phrase that you repeat to yourself.

  4. When your mind wanders (and it will :-) ), gently redirect your attention back to your breath or chosen focus.

  5. Continue to meditate for a set amount of time, such as 10 or 20 minutes.

  6. Be kind to yourself. This is a practice.