type of meditation requires focus on the breath entering and exiting
the body. When breathing normally, the lungs are not used to their
capacity. Breathing is generally shallow, resulting in the expansion
of only the upper part of the chest.
taking several long, slow, deep breaths and focusing on expanding the
entire rib cage and abdomen, increased flows of oxygen are transported
around the body via the circulatory system.
simplicity of this form of meditation allows for its use in a variety
of circumstances, easing stress quickly, and allowing the mind to regain
a mantra in meditation involves the repetition of particular words
which have spiritual significance to the practitioner.
most popular meditative mantra is "OM". This phrase is thought
to be the basis of all sounds in the universe, originating from the
this phrase creates a sort of hum in the ears, a sense of vibration
in the abdomen, chest, and throat, and is very comforting. This helps
to still and focus the mind.
and melodic music can help focus the mind on the practice of meditation.
Ridding the mind of everyday thoughts can sometimes be difficult. Focusing
on the gentle rhythms of a carefully chosen piece can be very useful
in re-directing the mind.