Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation

I must admit that I’m not a fan of walking meditation — at least, not in the way it’s typically presented. I am however, a great fan of walking. And I like to meditate as I walk. I don’t shuffle around like a zombie staring at his feet though: I walk...

Sitting Comfortably

It’s useful to spend the first few seconds of any meditation — however short — fine-tuning your posture and breathing. This kind of deliberate body and breath awareness can have almost magical effects. Within seconds, you’ll probably feel the breath...

Red Light

Ideal if you are running late and the traffic light turns red as you approach. Instructions You have been given a whole minute to stop and do nothing. Relax. Shake yourself loose and settle back in the seat. Take three or four deep breaths and sigh. Scan your body for...

Zoom Lens

This meditation aims at high-quality focus for a short time. Just twenty to sixty seconds is enough. The version below uses a visual focus, but you can choose any sense at all. Instructions Take a deep breath or two, and let your body relax. Now focus on anything in...

Where am I?

When you’re caught in a train of thought, you can literally lose contact with reality. Have you ever been driving or walking somewhere, and realized you don’t have a clue where you are? This exercise takes you back into the world of sight, sound, smell,...

7 Deep Breaths

This meditation only takes a minute or so. You can do it anywhere, at any time. You can even do it with your eyes open, while standing in a queue or waiting at the traffic lights. When tense, we hold our breath and the out-breaths tend to be short. This gives us a...
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