Getting Started with Mindfulness Meditation
Your Quick Start Guide
Set the scene
Find a comfortable place to sit. If you’re sitting in a chair, make sure the seat is comfortable. If you’re sitting on the floor, you will want to use a cushion. Sit with your back straight, arms relaxed at your sides, or in your lap. You can keep your eyes closed, or slightly open with your gaze downwards.
It’s all about the breath
Focus on your breath throughout the meditation. Take note of the sensation of breath filling your lungs and releasing. Breathe at a natural pace. You can count your breaths during the meditation, if you like.
Thoughts may enter your mind as you meditate. This is normal. Simply notice the thought and watch it drift away, without judgement. As the thought leaves, return back to the breath.