There are times when it’s really difficult to concentrate during your meditation practice.
Board meetings, parent/teacher conferences, family issues can all overwhelm even the most seasoned meditator.
When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I practice a simple breathing technique I call the “One, Two Breath.”
- First close your eyes, relax your face and hands, and drop your shoulders away from your ears.
- Feel the weight of your body in the chair (or on the floor) and wiggle your toes, deepening your connection with the ground.
- Feel the breath in the body. As the chest rises, count “1” and as the chest falls count “2.” Repeat.
This is a very effective technique that will help to quiet all of the disparate voices in your head and bring “you” back to the forefront of your life.
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