As great as it would be, you don’t have to whisk yourself away to the Wudang Mountains to experience the benefits of fitting in some daily meditation. It can be done almost anywhere, whenever you feel the need to just relax and refocus by following these easy steps:
First of all stand with your feet shoulder width apart, feet facing forward.
Bend your knees slightly, preferably so you can’t see your feet but don’t worry if you can’t comfortably get that low.
Let your arms relax by your sides, relax your shoulders.
Head facing straight ahead, just tuck your chin in ever so slightly to keep your back straight.
Once you are in position, close your eyes and start focusing on your breath.
Breath in through your nose, out through your mouth (this is called circular breathing). Try to equate your breathing, so if you are breathing in for 5 seconds, breathe out for 5 seconds.
Things will pop into your mind, let them come and go. Just keep on refocusing on your breathing.
Keep your upper body nice and relaxed (but straight!) and let your stomach expand and contract naturally as you breathe in and out.
And there you go…. you’re meditating!
As for how often you should be doing it….. Aim for 5 minutes once or twice per day. You’ll almost immediately feel the tremendous benefits of regular meditation.