Try these easy to follow Meditation Techniques to bring a little calm into your day and channel your energy into a positive force.......
Step 1. Find a quiet corner and a comfortable seat or cushion in a spot where you won't be disturbed. Sit cross-legged if possible and place your palms face-up on your knees (this is a sign you are accepting the positivity the universe has to offer with open hands).
Step 2: Light a mildly fragranced candle or oil burner. Use Organic natural oils where possible. Lanverder is always a nice scent to try for its soothing properties. If you have lit a candle and are having trouble focusing on quieting your mind it can help to watch the flame of the candle closely - you'll find it acts in a hypnotic way and gently soothes your mind into submission.
Step 3: Close your eyes and visualise a place that you could call your 'happy place'. It could be an empty beach, or some people find the image of walking through a corn field equally pleasing. Its totally up to you. All thats important is as you picture this place in your minds eye, you also associate the feel, smell, sounds of this place too. You might be able to hear the sea gently lapping against the shore, or you may be able to feel corn gently brushing against your hands as you walk through this field. Allow your imagination to inspire you.
Step 4: A gentle chant of 'OM' is a great place to start for beginners. Glently purse your lips, and allow a deep reverberating 'OOOMMMMM' sound to ring out. Don't let your inhibitions stop you. This is the overriding sound of the Universe. And if nothing else you'll find the ringing of the 'OM' and its reverb very pleasing regardless of whether you feel silly or not. Repeat at least three times and hold each for a count of five.
Step 5: Focus on your breathing, gently breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Once you have a gentle rhythm going, start to elongate your breath over a count of four for inhale, and exhale for count of four. Try to fill your whole abdomen with breath by visualising your diaphram moving downward to allow your lungs to fill up. At no point should this feel constricting, so if you start to feel breathless just return to your normal breathing pattern and relax.
Step 6: Finally as you get the hang of calming your breath and enjoying your 'OM' sounds, start to relax into your Meditation. Observe how you feel in your Minds Eye 'the space just between your eyebrows', observe the thoughts that are trying to spring back up into your mind, oberve them and then file them away. You'll get to them later. For now, picture a sun between your eyebrows, its warm rays streaming from your brow and lighting up your life. You are calm, you are happy, you are at peace.