As what works best for one may not, for another :) it is however, important that you try and maintain the correct meditation posture through-out your practice sessions. At first, this may be harder done than said. But with a little practice, and a little perseverance. It's entirely possible.
At the beginning, learn to focus on your breath to stay aware and conscious. After you master this begin to move onto delving deeper into your consciousness... exploring deeper and deeper.
When you inhale you are breathing in fresh energy. It’s good to start a meditation session by focusing on replacing all the air in your lungs, from top to bottom.
With practice, your breathing may become very light once you are into the meditation. According to one study of a Tibetan master of meditation, meditating resulted in needing less oxygen than normal.
There are a few simple rules to remember about breathing during meditation.
- Don’t forget to breathe. That sounds obvious, but it’s a natural reaction for some people to hold their breath whilst concentrating. Observe your own breathing and see if you do this.
- Breathe through your nose unless directed otherwise.
- Start full. To begin with, breathe right down into the bottom of your lungs. You may get a head rush from the extra oxygenation, but this will pass as your breathing becomes slow and steady.
- Easy does it. Keep if slow and steady at first. Then as your body relaxes allow your breathing to gradually increase.
- Don’t gasp for air. As you get into the meditation your breathing should become more gentle and rhythmic. During deep meditation it should be almost imperceptible, just a delicate rising and falling.
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