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.
The counting will occupy the mind and the repetitive rhythm of counting along with the movement of the breath will calm the spirit.

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.

Much love,


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