Breathing Meditation

Jenna Edwards
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How to Meditate - Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Improve your concentration and slow down your day-to-day life with meditation. Learn how to Meditate and form new habits

01:04:43 of on-demand video • Updated June 2017

  • Know How to Meditate and Gain Inner Peace
  • Know How to expel the negativity and return it to the earth to be converted into positive energy
  • Know How to Become Aware of the Answers in Yourself.
  • Know How to Become more connected with your surroundings, the people around you, the world around you.
English [Auto] Hi and welcome to the second lecture of this meditation course for beginners and this lecture will do a simple and a short breathing meditation. We're going to count while inhaling and exhaling which is a great way to hold focus. It also helps you make sure your breathing calmly and deeply and thereby stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system for relaxation. The body can't be stressed out and relaxed at the same time. So let's eliminate the stress and tension by allowing the part of your body that induces relaxation to take over find a comfortable meditation posture you can do this exercise any time of the day when you feel that your stress level is rising while at work or in school and you just need a quick break to calm down and center yourself before starting the exercise. Remember that everyone breathes differently according to their lung capacity. So as long as each inhale and exhale is long and controlled you should be fine. It's not compulsory to follow me and the breathing patterns. We will do this pattern 16 times in this exercise. So if you find it difficult to follow my breathing pattern sit aside and breathe in and breathe out 16 times after this lesson you must go with your own breathing rhythm. So now close your eyes and inhale deeply while counting to five. One two three four five. First your lips lightly to make sure your exhalation is slow and then breathe out while counting to eight. One two three four five six seven eight. Bri then one two three four five and then breathe out slowly and fully. One two three four five six seven eight inhaling. One two three four five and exhaling. One two three four five six seven eight. Breathing in deeply. One two three four five and breathing out fully removing old tension and anxiety. Two three four five six seven eight inhaling one two three four five and exhaling. One two three four five six seven eight. Let's continue this breathing pattern and I'll be counting for you. So inhale. One two three four five and exhaling. One two three four five six seven eight inhale one two three four five and exhaling. One two three four five six seven eight inhale one two three four five and exhaling. One two three four five six seven eight inhale one two three four five exhale. One two three four five six seven eight inhale one two three four five exhale. One two three four five six seven eight. Inhale. One two three four five exhale. One two three four five six seven eight. Inhale. One two three four five exhale. One two three four five six seven eight. Inhale. One two three four. Five. Exhale. One two three four five six seven eight inhale. One two three four five exhale. One two three four five six seven eight. Inhale. One two three four. Exhale. One two three four five six seven eight. Inhale. One two three four five exhale one two three four five six seven eight. That's it for now. I hope this exercise will help you feel relaxed and calm. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the question answer area of this course or our Facebook group. See you in the next lesson.