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December 21, 2018 2 min read

I get it, it's tough to sit down and do nothing.

Really, that's all meditation is; a time for you to be still with yourself.

It's amazing how difficult this can be, isn't it?

Such a simple task requires so much effort. And trust me, I used to be one of those people who would sit down for 2.5 seconds, say "This is stupid", and get up and do something.

Now, I'm a yoga instructor and meditation guider.

I'm writing this easy guide for people just like me, because I want to help you become a better person to others and yourself. 

It's quick, easy, and painless, I promise!

Step 1: Find Somewhere You Can't Be Bothered

 

This is sometimes the most difficult part, especially if you live in an inner city like I used to. (Try finding a quite space in South Beach, Miami.)

Now I don't mean space just from people, but also from other mental distractions. I'm talking about TV's, your phone, tablets... anything that pulls you our of your present moment.

Step 2. Posture

 

The trick about meditation is not to focus on clearing the mind, but rather giving your mind something to focus on.

The first thing to focus on is your posture. Maintaining solid meditation posture gives your "monkey mind" something to focus on.

Just sit cross legged comfortably, straight spine, shoulders back & heart open, make the "A-OK" symbol with your fingers, bring your arms straight over your knees, engage your core, and finally bring the chin to the chest.

Work thru that checklist whenever your mind wanders, and I promise you that you won't be able to think about much else.

Step 3. Focus on the Breath

 

 

This is the most important part of the meditation, and another thing for your monkey mind to focus on.

How you breathe here is important; always in through the nose, and out through the nose, trying to make the sound like you're fogging up a mirror as you exhale.

Simple, purposeful breathing is immensely powerful.

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And that's it! I told ya it wasn't too bad,

I would recommend starting at 5 minutes a day, then work your way up to however long you feel. 

Set a timer so you don't break the concentration.

Still have questions? Let me know in the comments!

Stay happy, healthy, and strong!

Dan
Author / Ice Man / Yoga Instructor / Plant-Based Wildman

 

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