ENG1121E106Spring2019

In-Formation

Author: Peter

Recipe

Recipe for Meditation

Ingredients

  • A quiet place where you won’t be disturbed
  • Something comfortable to sit on for a prolonged period of time
  • Earbuds or ear plugs
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A mind

Steps

  1. Dressed for comfort and in a place you won’t be disturbed, sit down and take a few deep breaths, in through your nose, out through your mouth.
  2. Feel tension leave your body. To further relax, starting from your toes and ending at the crown of your head, consciously and logically release tension from each individual body part. It also might help to flex the part you want to relax if you have trouble tapping the sensation of relaxation.
  3. Return your attention back to your breath. Once you’re sufficiently relaxed, you only need to focus on your breath, no need to try to control it.
  4. Take the same attitude with the random thoughts you will inevitably take notice of. Observe them for a second but don’t judge them. Gently bring your attention back to your breath.
  5. As you delve deeper into your mind, you might start to feel strange sensations or think thought that alarm you. just relax and keep going. It’s still your mind and body, nothing unnatural or bad is occuring. With more practice, you’ll feel more comfortable and start to see certain benefits manifest even when you’re not meditating.

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