The Art of Meditation

By on Jul 8, 2015

Meditation is an ancient tradition that can help relax and focus the mind, calm your breathing, and even lower blood pressure! If you are a beginner, follow these steps to practice mindfulness:

  1. Bring your attention to how your breathing affects your body. Feel your lungs expand and contract. Notice how your breath sounds as you inhale and exhale. If your thoughts begin to wander, bring your focus back to your breath. 
  2. Adjust your body into a comfortable pose, whether that is lying down on a mat or sitting with your legs crossed. You shouldn't be in any pain of discomfort.
  3. Close your eyes lightly. Don't hold any tension around your eyes.
  4. Begin breathing naturally. Don't focus on how long each breath is or try to hold your breath.
  5. Try this process for 2-3 minutes when you first begin. As you are able to focus for longer periods of time, increase the duration of your meditation time.
  6. Keep a journal of thoughts by your side and write how you feel each time you meditate. Follow your progress over time.