Saturday, April 7, 2012

Breathing Exercise - The Right Place to Start

The breathing technique is the most basic form of meditation and is incredibly important, as this exercise is used in almost all the different kinds of meditation exercises. It is the right place to start your meditation practice if you are new to this and have never tried meditation before. It is also a good and easy technique if you just want a way to reduce stress and just take a minor break from your demanding day to cleanse your mind and body.

There are many different types of breathing techniques, but they are all really simple and straightforward to do for even beginners. So if you are interested in meditation then start with this minor breathing exercise to learn the basics before you move on to some other more advanced type of meditation.

Breathing Meditation Technique

Step 1

Before you begin your meditation you have to make sure that nothing will interrupt your exercise and that you have turn off all your electronic devices, so that you will not be distracted by a sudden movement or disturbing sounds from the television, or from the vibration of your mobile phone. Find a meditation position that is comfortable and relaxing for you and take a quick moment to settle before you do the meditation exercise.

Step 2

Slowly close your eyes and inhale deeply. Pay attention to how the air goes through your nostrils. Pay attention to the cold sensation of the fresh air, as it goes into your body. Let it fill your chest and belly and feel it get into every tiny part of your body, collecting any tense feelings and anger on its way. Feel how your body is becoming energized by the increased amount of oxygen from your inhalations. Exhale slowly and take a second in calmness before your next inhalation

Step 3

Now take other inhalation. Slowly and fully, while guiding the air to every small part of your body. Allow the air to heal all your anger and muscle tension from your body and let your cells make use of the oxygen, which makes your feel even more energized and new. Now let out the air and exhale all the anxiety and negativity from your mind and body. Notice how stress-free you feel, yet with a fresh and cleansed mind.

Step 4

Continue to breathe deeply and cleanse your body with the fresh air. Do this breathing exercise for 2 short minutes whenever you need a short break. When you are finishes, slowly start to move your arms and legs and then open your eyes and return to your day with a feeling of being totally relaxed.

This meditation technique is wonderful for everyone since it is so simple yet very effective. So if you are a beginner or if you just seek a quick stress relieving break during your busy day at work, just take a couple of minutes out of your schedule to try this simple breathing meditation technique.

So start your meditation practice as soon as possible and feel yourself becoming calmer and more centred after each meditation you do. If you do it on a regular basis you will feel more of the great benefits with meditation and get to feel more relaxed and more centred every single day. It helps to ground you and make you feel steady and balanced both in your body and in your mind.