Want to meditate?

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Are you a visual, auditory or tactile learner?

The answer to that question could determine your choice of a focus object.

For me, I must be visual since I constructed a breathing track for my focus object. With our eyes closed we may focus on a dark scene, bright light or images that appear.

Auditory people focus on the lowest sound in the room, then go beneath it. Listening intently to hear our slow inhales or exhales can also be a focal point.

Tactile people can touch right below the nose or between the eyes for a focal point.

They can also focus on body sensations, our inner world.

For me, I include all three, leading with visual, then adding the other two.

Intent focus on our senses is ever present in this moment without any cognitive activity needed.

Next starting with a few breaths and slowly expanding the time we sit seems the better path.

Master one breath, inhale, pause, exhale, pause completes one cycle.

The breath regulates our nervous system. Slowing the breath activates our parasympathetic nervous system, the brakes.

This brings calm, slows our heart rate and dissipates cortisol and adrenaline.

Start by focusing on one breath.

This is the core of being able to meditate.

It is a small simple way to start a mindfulness practice.

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