Here is a simple guide on how to meditate using your breath. This is a basic meditation. One of the first things that you will need is an alarm.
If you are just starting off I’d say it’s best to start with a few minutes. Let’s say 5 minutes for starters or you could try two if that’s daunting.
I have practiced yoga for 16 years and have been meditating about 40 minutes a day since 2009-ish.
I highly recommend that you start it now and remain disciplined about your practice.
It’s like anything if you want results you have to be consistent.
You breath controls your emotional state. Your breathing is different if you are happy vs. angry or depressed vs. calm.
So to meditate:
- Sit somewhere comfortable.
- Straighten your back.
- Relax your body and face.
- Inhale slowly through your nose.
- Exhale slowly through your nose.
- Continue until your alarm goes off.