This meditation can be done effectively sitting in an easy chair or recliner. And at bedtime what better way to drift off to sleep than from the peaceful feelings brought on by a few minutes of positive thoughts. Now, here we go.
Preparation: Sitting up, laying back in a recliner, or laying on the bed on your back, close your eyes. Clasp your hands in your lap, or rest them at your sides. If sitting, let your feet rest on the floor, or the footrest of the recliner.
Begin to breathe in and out evenly and moderately up to 50 counts or another even number.
Count 1 breathe in
Count 2 breathe out
Count 3 breathe in
Now that your breathing is regular leave the counting behind and think of a positive thought, or alternately, picture a sun rising, watching it emerge over the horizon warming your body and lighting and lightening your inner vision. Mentally enjoy basking in the sun's warmth for as long as you like.
Finish your meditation by taking a nap or going to sleep for the night, or if you wish to arise, take a final deep breath in, slowly let it out, open your eyes, stand up and stretch.
Nature's ever-ready medications
I invite you to join me in a daily world peace group cyber meditation. Click the article here to read about it.
Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook
Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook
Sign up below or in the right-hand column for our meditation site newsletter. It only requires your email address and is never given out or sold to anyone. If at any time you wish to stop receiving it, each newsletter contains a link to unsubscribe. Each person must sign up themselves. We can't sign up for you. It is an easy way to keep abreast of new articles on the meditation site. Make meditation part of your daily routine and let the Bellaonline meditation articles help you select just what kind of meditation is right for you, whether you are a child, teen, or adult, a beginner, or advanced practitioner.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer