We had the pleasure to have dinner with a Tibetan Monk.
We were keen to learn some practical tips on meditation, and this is the shortened introductory steps for beginners:
- Sit upright in a comfortable and quiet room
- Place your hands on your knees, palms down
- Tilt your head slightly down, and relax your eyes
- DON’T close your eyes
- Relax, focus on your breathing
- Have a good intent (i.e. You wish good upon the World, and you will do further good)
- DON’T try and clear your mind
- Let your thoughts go by
- Focus on your breathing, feel the sensation of the air in your nostrils
- Bring your attention back to your breathing when your mind starts to wander
- Focus on where your feet meets the ground, your bottom on the chair, your back against the backrest
- Focus on your breath, and pinpoint if any areas feel tense
- Have good intent
Although the above steps sounds simplistic, almost too easy, daily meditation of 10 minutes can have a profound effect on your mental and physical wellbeing. From stress reduction to clarity of mind, the oxytocin which the brain releases during meditation can be a powerful feel good.
Couple your daily meditation with a balanced diet, regular ozone therapy for detoxification, 30 minutes of exercise and you are well on your way to living a healthy life.