Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Meditation Tip #1

A friend asked me about meditation and it occurred to me that I've learned meditation on at least 3-4 different occasions. Despite being wrapped in a lot of mystique, there seem to be a few essential points that are common across schools of meditation. I'll share my take on them over a few posts.

Meditation Tip #1: Relax
Find a comfortable position. I suggest lying down: leave your arms sightly away from your sides, palms and feet relaxed outwards.

Other schools suggest you sit. Qigong even goes for a standing position. Whatever works for you.

I keep my eyes closed. Alternative is to focus on a point in the distance and soften your gaze.

See also
Meditation Tip #2
Meditation Tip #3