I didn’t know anything much about meditation until my late 30’s when I went to an open meeting about it in the city where there was a large gathering of interested people. I was surprised to find it was so simple – just following the breathing.
Physiological benefits of relaxation and meditation Marked decrease in oxygen consumption, metabolic rate, respiration rate Reduction in blood pressure and heart rate Reduction in serum cholesterol, increase in skin resistance (an accurate marker of stress responses, decrease in blood lactate Changes in electro-encephalogram patterns, including an increase in alpha and Theta waves, (very relaxing waves) […]
Sit preferably in a comfortable but straight-backed chair, close your eyes and fold your hands in your lap. Take three deep breaths, and then breathe normally for a few moments. Then begin focusing on the air coming in and leaving your nostrils. Focus your breathing from the diaphragm (in the area around your belly button). […]