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Learning To Meditate Is A Relaxing Process

By Trevor Johnson

Learning to Meditate is much easier than most people would suppose due to the myths that have sprung up around this long practised method of relaxation. Many imagine that it is difficult and can only be undertaken after years of intensive training and long hours of discomfort.

This is most certainly not the case and anyone can meditate if they simply have the desire to do so. The first thing to do is to create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and this begins by turning off the radio, the television, your cell phone and any other distractions. Ensure that you will not be disturbed for the duration.

The key to meditation is relaxation, so remove any tight clothing and ensure that you are comfortably dressed. Do not try to meditate in an area that is too warm or too cold for you to be at your ease. Light several candles or use fragrant oils to perfume the air. Also ensure that you have eaten and have had something to drink before you begin.

Your next step is to get comfortable. Do not worry about trying to pretzel yourself into the lotus position at this stage. Simply position yourself comfortably. If that, to you, means relaxing on the couch or laying down on the bed, then begin where your body will feel most comfortable.

Close your eyes and slowly become aware of your breath. Notice how it flows in and out of your lungs and become aware of the expansion and contraction of your lungs as you breathe. Start to visualize your breath as a circular cycle of air moving in and out of your body in one, smooth flowing motion.

Keep a constant motion going and try to empty your mind of all the days worries and lists of things that still need to be done. Simply focus on your breathing and become aware of your actual physical being. Are there tense spots in your body or aches and pains that require soothing? Simply breathe, visualizing your breath releasing any tension as you exhale.

Just continue to clear your mind of unwanted thoughts and keep the focus on your breathing, willing yourself to relax completely. You may at first only be able to sustain this for short periods of time, but you are well on the way to mastering the art of meditation.

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