Trying to explain meditation.

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When I tried to learn to meditate, first I bhad to breathe in and then breathe out, to try and concentrate on my breathing. Count your in breathe for four seconds, pause, then breathe out for three, pause. If you start to feel dizzy just go back to normal shallow breathing. Counting helps take your mind off other thoughts. When you feel calm tighten and then relax your toes, then your calves, thighs, back, belly, hands, arms shoulders, neck and head. Each part of your body is hopefully then relaxed. If you fall asleep that’s OK. If you feel like it, you can imagine yourself walking down ten stairs, they are covered in nice carpet, you choose the colour of the walls, you are safe and can hold on to a stair rail. At the bottom there is a door with a crystal handle. You open the door and go into a warm room with an open fire and a beautiful sofa. There is a cupboard where you can put your worries in. The worries will have disappeared if you open the cupboard again. You can sit or lie on the sofa and relax. For a really deep meditation as you sit on the sofa you can go through relaxing your body in your minds eye again. This was the first meditation I ever did at a yoga class. I try and remember it when I am feeling stressed. If anyone here knows different methods please share?

8 thoughts on “Trying to explain meditation.

  1. I used to practise Buddhism, Soto Zen. We were taught to sit still any way that’s comfortable with your back upright. Then you just keep you attention following your natural breathing. You don’t control your breath at all, just watch it, like your watching waves at the beach. If you find your mind has wandered just notice what it did and gently bring it back and go on watching the breath.

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  2. I am experimenting various methods of meditation. The one that works well for me these days is to keep repeating the short phrase such as β€˜ something wonderful is about to happen β€˜ with the breathing techniques. Xx

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