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Easy meditation techniques are simple to learn.

easy meditation techniques Starting a meditation practice is easier than you think. It's amazing how much benefit can be gained from even five minutes of meditation.

We have quick and easy meditation techniques designed for beginners and people on the run who may have only a few moments to spare (as well as links to many more meditation pages).


A meditation practice doesn't have to be a strenuous hour-long affair held at five in the morning.

easy meditation techniques

If you have a busy life, consider starting with a simple 5-minute meditation ritual:

Find a quiet place. This can be in your home, at a park, in your car, in the bathroom. Anywhere you can get away for a few minutes without distractions.

According to tradition the ideal meditation position is a full lotus with a straight yet relaxed spine. For the five minute meditation, don't hold yourself to this standard, unless you are very comfortable with it already. Instead sit comfortably. You can sit cross-legged on the floor or in a straight-backed chair. Alternatively you can lay down flat on your back on a bed or your floor.

Once you are comfortable in your position you are ready to begin....


Spend the first minute just listening to your body. Ignore the mind and focus on the messages you are getting from the physical. Pay attention to all sensations, any pain, any tightness, any discomfort. Those are mini-signs asking you to give a little, extra attention and love to those areas of your body.

For the second minute, start focusing on your breathing. Just pay attention to the gentle flow of air filling your body and slowing leaving your body. Allow your consciousness to filter out everything except for the flow of life force (air).

For the third minute, deepen your breathing. Long, slow breaths in and out. Feel your lungs filling and releasing.

For the fourth minute, continue to deepen and slow your breathing. Focus exclusively on the air entering your nostrils, traveling to your lungs, and exhaling out of your mouth.

For the fifth minute, let your consciousness move back over your body. Notice any changes, any tension that has been released, any change in feelings or mental states.

Congratulations! You finished a five-minute meditation. Give yourself some time to integrate back into regular life.

It can be a shock to the system to go from a meditative state to instant action. Give yourself at least a few minutes to transition back.

Now it's time to make a commitment to tomorrow. Can you spare five minutes somewhere in your day? Then you're already half-way there to a regular meditation practice. With the right easy meditation techniques for beginners you'll be feeling calm, cool and collected in 5 minutes a day.

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