Chances are if you're reading this, it's because you already know about all of the amazing benefits of meditation and you want to have them, but I'll go ahead and brush over a few before we get into the HOW.
Studies have shown daily practice of meditation has decreased addictions, lowered release of cortisol and promoted healthier minds and bodies in those who practice it. People who practice it find themselves feeling much more at peace, calm and happy throughout their day than those who do not.
So how do you do it? Well, there are a number of techniques but I will share with you the one that I have found to work best for myself.
Sit in the mediation position with your legs crossed and the back of your wrists resting gently on the sides of your knees. Take a moment to clear your mind before you move on to the next step.
To do this, imagine that your thoughts are like clowds in the sky and you can see them floating above you. As you continue to breathe deeply, visualize them slowly floating away from you until the sky is completely clear.
As they float away, feel your mind becoming more and more blank as your thoughts drift away.
Breathe Deeply To Meditate
Once your mind is clear and there are no more thoughts, you can move into the actual meditation process itself.
Imagine you are sitting on a cloud in the night sky. Exhale to the count of six and as you do so, create the sensation in yourself of the cloud slowly lowering elevation. Really imagine how it would feel if you were sitting on a cloud and slowly dropped about seven feet.
After you exhale, hold your breath for two seconds and then inhale for four seconds. As you inhale, imagine that the cloud comes to a stop and ceases to lower elevation. Again, vividly create the sensation of the cloud coming to an easy, but abrupt stop.
Hold your breath for two more seconds and repeat back to "Breathe Deeply To Mediate" above.
Do this for about fifteen to thirty minutes or longer a day and you will feel much more mentally clear throughout a normal basis. You'll find yourself getting a much deeper sleep last night, and if you have any mental conditions like stress, anxiety or ADHD, you will find they are fading away.