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Find your inner calm with these meditation techniques.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothing
- A quiet place
- An empty stomach
- A mantra
Wear comfy clothing
Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Find a quiet spot
Find a quiet spot where you won't be disturbed. Try to meditate in the same place every day.
Choose a good time
Choose a daily meditation time. Yogis say the best time to meditate is between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., but it's more important to practice at the same time every day than at the ideal time.
Get into position
Find a comfortable chair or bench and sit with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor. You may sit with your legs crossed, lotus-style, if you like, but it's not necessary. Place your hands on your knees, palms up; tilt your head forward slightly, and close your eyes.
Begin deep breathing
Close your mouth and begin inhaling deeply and exhaling gently, making sure your belly expands as you breathe in.
Focus on one thing
Clear your mind by focusing on your breathing — how it feels, doing it correctly, and so on. Some people find that having a mantra — a word or phrase that they can repeat over and over — helps them block out thoughts.
Try to build up a daily 20-minute meditation, but aim first for consistency. It's better to meditate just for a few minutes every single day than to do it for 20 minutes sporadically.