The challenge of being human is being
Have you heard the phrase “I had to catch my breath”?
You might consider using the following technique, after you’ve caught your
breath to settle yourself into a reflective groove.
While practicing the following breathing cycle, clear
your mind of all thoughts. If a thought comes in, just quietly tell it
You might try letting the background sound be the
meditations sound below.
Acknowledge to yourself that you are settling yourself
into a conscious awareness mood.
Take a few normal unrushed breaths (6 to 10 breaths
usually works for me).
Put your feet flat on the floor (no crossed legs).
Allow your arms to rest at a comfortable position.
Inhale through your nose to a quiet count of three.
Hold your breath to a quiet count of three.
through your mouth to a quiet count of four, then
hold your breath for a quiet count of four.
Feel your shoulders drop as you continue your clearing breaths. Be aware of your body settling into the chair. Allow yourself to settle in mental silence.
Repeat in the inhale-exhale cycle 5 times.
When you feel you are ready, begin a reading if you choose to do so.
Choose from the list below to play in the background during your meditation:
#1: 1 min 40 sec
visual and audio meditation
#2: 1 min
50 sec visual and audio meditation
Meditation #3: 3 min 10
sec visual and audio meditation