A simple form of meditation to begin with is breathing meditation.
Find a quiet place and sit in a comfortable chair. The most important thing is to be comfortable. Don’t think you have to sit cross-legged or keep your back bolt upright or anything like that. * If you ‘naturally’ fall asleep in meditation, then that’s fine – it’s obviously what your body wants/needs at that time.
Sit with your eyes closed and turn your attention to your breathing.
Breathing through your nostrils (unless blocked), simply be aware of the movement of your breathing in & out. Do not attempt to ‘control’ your breathing.
Continue to effortlessly follow your breathing and if at any time you realise that your thoughts have wandered, just return your attention to your breathing. *Don’t fight other thoughts, just whenever you notice them, divert your mind back to the breathing.
Continue easily for 10 – 20 minutes.
If you practise regularly in this way, gradually you will experience more and more silence and a greater sense of inner peace/relaxation.
* This sort of meditation will bring about some nice relaxation & other benefits. If after a while you like the experience and want something more powerful (to help dissolve the deeper stress/fatigue), then a technique like Transcendental Meditation, is highly recommended. Feel free to contact us at for recommended teachers.
* Websites for Transcendental Meditation Around the World