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Meditation - How To Get Started

Meditation using breathing as the focus:

There are many forms of meditation – breathing, visualisation, chanting etc. and often one form is combined with another but whatever the purpose of my meditation I always begin with a simple breathing meditation to take my attention from the chatter of my thoughts and to relax. Begin with the following exercise for 5 minutes at the most and increase the time gradually after you have tried it a few times. You may find it helpful to play some gentle instrumental music in the background.

When you are ready to stop your meditation, take a few slow deep breaths then open your eyes.

Move your hands and stretch your fingers and move your feet and legs.

Allow yourself a few moments of breathing normally and focus your attention on your surroundings as normal before you try to stand up.

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