|There seems to be an endless chattering in your head as your mind jumps from thought to thought in a random fashion depending on whatever holds its attention.
Meditation is an effective method of releasing tension and stress in your mind and body, and helping them to stay healthy. There are numerous ways to meditate. One way of taming your mind through meditation is to concentrate and focus on your breath.Sit in a quiet and comfortable place, and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and gently smile to relax yourself. Check your posture. It’s easiest to meditate when your spine is straight and your body posture is symmetrical. Imagine every time you breathe in, you are calming your body and mind filling them with peace, joy and love. And every time you breathe out, imagine expelling your fears, thoughts and worries of the moment away.
Focus on the rise and fall of your slow and deep breath through the abdomen. By breathing deeply, you actually calm your mind and clear it of any thought. Whenever your mind starts acting up, observe your thoughts and then refocus to your breath. At this stage, you may become aware of a thought rather than thinking a thought. The difference is subtle, but significant. When you are aware of your thoughts, you can also let them go. Start the breathing process all over again without getting frustrated. With some practice, you will be able to gradually clear your mind for a longer period of time until another random thought comes up.
What advice would you give to people who want to start meditating? What meditation technique(s) do you find most effective for you?