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Introduction to Meditation – Breathing Meditation

Introduction to Meditation – Breathing Meditation

Friday, 30 June 2017 09:26

A simple form of meditation to begin with is breathing meditation.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

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Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.