Daily life can be a challenge, though some have found meditation as a means to cope. For those that are unsure of how to practice it, become aware of a few easy meditation techniques. Every minute of meditation can release stress and focus the mind.

Take a Walk

Before moving, become aware of the body as you stand still. Then, walk at a slow/medium pace. Focus on each step and how the breath travels throughout the body. The simplicity of walking will quickly wash away any negative situations that have presented themselves. A benefit to this technique is the fact that it can be done anywhere.

Find a Way to Get Comfortable

Lie down and merely relax. Release any tension from your muscles and breathe deep. The breath is the focus for this one. Become aware of how the body reacts to each breath, and let any other thoughts wander away. As the body rests, the mind will gain clarity.

Be Mindful

The mindfulness technique has to do with drifting thoughts. Observe these passing thoughts, though don’t think deeply on them. Simply let them come and go, and take note of each one that arises in the mind. This awareness will allow a person to understand how his/her moods may sway in certain situations.

Join a Class

Qigong, Tai Chi, and Yoga are all practices to focus the mind and meditate. There may be plenty of local classes, for low prices, that will guide you through the most efficient poses for this purpose. Prior knowledge isn’t necessary, as a coach will demonstrate every pose and create a relaxing, positive environment. These methods not only emphasize the breath, but an importance is given for the connection of body, mind, and spirit.

There’s much to learn on meditation, to the point where it may be overwhelming. Start with these beginner techniques, and slowly but surely, that knowledge will lead to more in-depth practices. If there are any questions, please contact us. In time, unnecessary stress and tension will ease away to allow for a clear and pure mind.

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About the author 

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]