counting meditation to calm and center your mind

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

As we move into this busy holiday season it’s easy to get overloaded with all the plans and festivities. Many of us are also still dealing with the after effects of Hurricane Sandy. Allow this simple counting meditation to trigger a calmer version of yourself and help you focus on what’s really important during this time, connecting with family and friends.

Sit in any comfortable position and close your eyes.

Start by breathing in and out through your nose. Breathe naturally allowing your mind to focus on the air moving in and out of your body.

Then, start counting inhale 20, exhale 19, inhale 18, and exhale 17, and inhale 16, exhale 15, inhale 14, and exhale 13 and so on.

As you breathe allow your excess energy to settle and feel a calmer version of yourself resurface. The more you do it the better you will feel.

Here’s a Tip:

Don’t be surprised if your mind begins to wander and you lose count. Simply start again at 20. The point is to count each breath and experience it fully.

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